Work/Life Balance

3 Tips for Working Moms Pursuing their MBA

If you’re wondering how you can possibly manage to go through an Executive MBA program like the one at Neeley while working full time and raising a family, take a look at some of the women who have already done it, like Jennifer Deerman, ’17, who entered the program the same time as her husband while they raised three kids, ran two businesses, and moved to a new house. Or Kim Speairs, ’14, a single mother of two who graduated valedictorian while working full-time and fighting cancer.

Neeley EMBA, 6/23/2017

Time Management, Work/Life Balance

Alumni Panel Recap: “My employees told me ‘You’re different.’”

Every preview luncheon features a panel of alumni who offer their personal insight into the benefits, challenges and experience of the Neeley Executive MBA program. Here are some of our favorite soundbites from the April 6 luncheon.

Neeley EMBA, 5/8/2017

Alumni, Career Impact, Leadership, Nonprofit, Women, Work/Life Balance

How to Get Your Family and Employer to Buy in to the Program

Whether you’re negotiating a multi-million dollar business deal, negotiating with the vehicle in the other lane to let you over, or negotiating with your six-year-old to put on his pants, negotiation is a fact of life.

Neeley EMBA, 4/21/2017

Family, Student Experience, Work/Life Balance

Alumni Panel Recap: “It would be a value at twice the price.”

Every preview luncheon features a panel of alumni who offer their personal insight into the benefits, challenges and experience of the Neeley Executive MBA program. Here are some of our favorite soundbites from the March 1 luncheon.

Neeley EMBA, 3/29/2017

Alumni, Family, ROI on Monday, Time Management, Work/Life Balance

Would You Earn Your MBA – in Another Language?

It’s never easy to uproot your life, learn a new language and immerse yourself in a different culture, but Claudia Zavala, Class of 2015, and her husband, Carlos, knew they could make it.

Honduras natives, the Zavalas were both working for Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co., an apparel company representing some of the top brands in performance workwear across more than 100 countries. In 2000, before starting their family, they were transferred to the United States.

Neeley EMBA, 5/11/2016

Alumni, Career Impact, Women, Work/Life Balance

She Almost Quit the Program. She Graduated Valedictorian.

Kim Speairs, Class of 2014, is a single mother of two who oversees client services at Balcom Agency, the largest full-service marketing firm in Fort Worth, so she’s used to juggling a lot of different things.

And she’s good at it. Kim holds an Accreditation in Public Relations, a prestigious National PRSA Bronze Anvil Award, and was named one of the Fort Worth Business Press’ Who’s Who in Tarrant County from 2000-2002.

Neeley EMBA, 4/26/2016

Alumni, Women, Work/Life Balance

6 Time-Saving Tips to Help Balance Life and Business School

No matter who you are or what you do, few things are more valuable than your time. But when you’re pursuing an MBA, time is your most precious commodity. Juggling the rigors of graduate school with, in many cases, a full-time career and family life can be a monumental task. That’s why it’s important to utilize tried-and-true time-saving methods whenever you can. And who better to share their wisdom than those who have already reached the MBA summit?

We asked TCU Neeley Executive MBA alumni what time-saving tips they had to offer to incoming EMBA students, each of whom brought their own unique perspective to conquering Father Time.

Neeley EMBA, 4/14/2016

Student Experience, Time Management, Work/Life Balance

3 Ways to Build a Great Company Culture

How was your day?

Chances are, your answer doesn’t depend on the size of your salary or the accompanying benefits package. It probably doesn’t even depend on whether or not you won the big account. It depends on your company’s values, how its people treat one another – the entire workplace atmosphere on a day-to-day basis. In other words, its culture.

Dr. Suzanne Carter, 1/28/2015

Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Work/Life Balance

10 Amazing Things Achieved by Neeley’s Executive MBA Class of 2014

Ask any of our alumni and they’ll tell you: Neeley’s Executive MBA program is an intense, transformative, unforgettable experience. In December, we bid farewell to the Class of 2014, but thought it fitting to jot down some of the highlights from their time as Neeley Executive MBA students.

Class of 2014, 1/1/2015

Alumni, Diversity, Entrepreneurship, Family, Military & Veterans, Student Experience, Work/Life Balance