The MBA Association is a student-led organization open to all Master’s in Business Administration students at Oklahoma State University. It aims to provide opportunities for professional, cultural and social development outside the classroom, as well as involvement in the Stillwater community through philanthropies and other projects.
“The MBAA provides a conduit for students who want to get out there, be involved and network with alumni,” MBAA President Bill Pickering said.
Pickering and his cabinet have implemented many different initiatives over the past year to help involve students within the community, through small business outings and partnering with local Stillwater philanthropies.
Pickering will pass the torch to new president Brittany Laub on Oct. 16.
“The new MBAA Officer team is an incredibly motivated cabinet, and Brittany is an incredibly motivated leader and she will push her team to do as much as they can in their positions,” Pickering said.
“The whole group has a lot of great ideas based on the roles we have,” Laub said. “I’m really excited to get together as a group and makes things happen.”
She and her team want to make the Professional Development aspect of the MBA program more experiential for the students. Laub will also be stepping in to serve as the MBA Advisory Board secretary, where she will be the new liaison between faculty, alumni and the students.
Every MBA student is encouraged to be involved in the Association.
For more information about the MBA Association, contact the Watson Graduate School of Management office office at 405-744-2951 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MBAA 2019 – 2020 Officer Team
Brittany Laub, President
Brittany is a Tulsa native and graduated from OSU in May 2018 with her bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship and a minor in finance. She began her MBA in August 2019 and plans to pursue a career in human resources management consulting after receiving her MBA. Brittany said OSU was the right fit for her to pursue her MBA because it felt like home and would challenge her to grow every day. She is looking forward to the experiences and learning opportunities that this program provides.
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Josh Martinez, Vice President of External Affairs
Josh came to OSU from Mexico to get his master’s in business administration with a concentration in marketing analytics. He came to OSU as an undergraduate student and graduated in May 2018 with a bachelor’s in business intelligence and development. Josh said he fell in love with the university, the people and the experience and began pursuing his MBA in January 2019 because he wanted to expand his knowledge and work on his soft skills.
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Felipe (Eduardo) Cuervo, Vice President of International Affairs
Eduardo is from Veracruz, Mexico and received his bachelor’s degree in financial and stock management from UPAEP in Mexico. Eduardo began his MBA in August 2019, while pursuing a dual master’s in applied economics from UPAEP in Mexico. He chose to pursue his MBA at OSU to help boost his professional career due to the international recognition of the program and the high expectation that have been set forth for the upcoming years. After receiving his MBA, he said he hopes to get a job in the banking industry and loves the sense of community found at OSU and in Stillwater.
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Katie Kuzdak, Vice President of Social Affairs
Katie, from Grapevine, Texas, graduated from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2015 and a master’s in biology in 2017. She began pursuing her MBA in August 2019. Katie chose to come back to school and get her MBA at OSU because she wants to focus on redirecting her career path. She said she is looking forward to continuing personal and professional growth within the cabinet and other students within the program.
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Joseph Appelbaum, Vice President of Finance
Joseph, a Stillwater native, is a third-generation OSU student. He graduated from OSU in May 2019 with his bachelor’s degree in finance and French, and a minor in German and energy business. Joseph said he has been an OSU Cowboy his entire life, so the OSU MBA program was an easy choice. He said he is most looking forward to working with the new officer team to help grow the MBA program into a world renowned masters.
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Annie Archer, Co-Vice President of Campus Representation
Annie, from Amarillo, Texas, graduated from OSU in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a minor management. She said she chose to continue her education at OSU because of her great undergraduate experience. Annie began pursuing her MBA with a concentration in global marketing in August 2019. She said she is very excited to be serving as the co-vice president of campus representation because she wants to get more involved in the graduate community and representing the MBA students.
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Garrett McKinney, Co-Vice President of Campus Representation
Garrett, from Sapulpa, Oklahoma, graduated from OSU in 2017 with a bachelor’s in business administration economics. He said he chose OSU to continue his master’s in business administration with a concentration in marketing analytics because his entire family went to the university and wanted to continue the tradition. Garrett said he is looking forward to leaving a positive impact on the MBA program and the university as a whole.
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