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Alumni Spotlight: Brisson Jr. Samedy ('16, '19)

"NKU’s MBA program is so conducive to online learning that I was able to work full time, go to school full time, vacation overseas three times a year and continue my service in the U.S Navy Reserve all at the same time."

By Flynn Ashley | Photography provided | Published August 2020
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Brisson Samedy
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Tell me about your life pre-NKU.
I was born in Brooklyn New York. I lived there until I was 9 years old. My family and I moved to Point Fortin, Trinidad, which is in the West Indies, and I lived there until I was 18. Once again, my family moved back to the United States to Cincinnati, Ohio, and I enrolled at NKU.

What degrees to you have from NKU?
BA in Communication Studies and Human Resources (2016) and Master of Business Administration (2019)

Why did you choose NKU for graduate school? Was there something about your program or the university that stood out to you?
NKU was voted the 6th best online MBA program in the country in a recent poll, and they offered in-person classes as well. For any working professional, NKU makes doing an MBA and working full time comfortable and sustainable.

What is your most memorable graduate class or project?
Accounting 600. I had never done accounting before, and I was now tasked to do masters-level accounting. I was determined to learn accounting and do well in the class. Through the help of my professor and classmates and lot of hard work studying, I was able to do something I never thought I’d be good at. That accounting class helps me understand the jargon and needs of the current accounting team and my company.

Where do you work?
Talent Director at the University of Cincinnati Foundation managing talent acquisition efforts across the organization.

Describe NKU in one word.
Personable.

Tell me anything else about yourself and/or NKU that you want folks to know.
NKU’s MBA program is so conducive to online learning, I was able to work full time, go to school full time, vacation overseas three times a year and continue my service in the U.S Navy Reserve all at the same time.
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