When Margaret Kudzotsa was considering graduate school, she wanted to build off the foundation of her undergraduate degree in telecommunications engineering, while diversifying her skills and knowledge. Bentley’s innovative MS+MBA program provided the double vision she was seeking.
“I chose Bentley because I could complete two degrees in two years,” Kudzotsa explains. “That, and the clear relevance of information technology in Bentley’s business courses, made it a clear choice for me.”
Bentley’s MS+MBA is designed for students who want to be effective leaders in today’s tech-savvy organizations. The program combines the breadth of a Bentley MBA with the deep technical skills of a Master of Science degree in information technology.
The experience paid off for Kudzotsa. And, thanks to some help from Bentley’s Office of Career Services, she landed a job at Hitachi Consulting.
Kudzotsa first came into contact with the company at a Bentley-sponsored career fair. When an IT consulting position there was eventually posted, she got to work: practicing interviewing skills through the BentleyLink online resource and working with her dedicated adviser to gain any other kind of edge.
“My Career Services adviser was a great help and mentor,” says Kudzotsa. “She not only coached me, but also connected me with Bentley alumni working at Hitachi.”
In the end, taking a chance was the key to Kudzotsa’s success.
“Hitachi gave me a great opportunity to work with diverse companies and in different industries,” she says. “Even though I hadn’t considered consulting, I decided to accept the offer!”