What Graduates Are Saying

Hear it straight from our MBA graduates

Wilkes University's MBA degree program prepares graduates to advance in their careers or pivot to something new: 

“The most important aspect of my Wilkes MBA education was the opportunity to immerse myself in what we were really interested in. Our educators guided us to communicate ideas, topics, and stories we were most passionate about, resulting in impactful discussion. I use these same insights and tactics to draw out the best in our team members...”

~ Glenn Lawless M’09, Dealer Marketing Manager, InterMetro Industries Corp

“The Wilkes University MBA program was a wonderful experience that prepared me for my career and also taught me how to network, form business relationships as well as negotiate. The valuable lessons I learned from not only my teachers, but also classmates were pivotal in my career development and are still applied today.”

~ Eva Nasilowski ’04 Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

“I have competed in the world of finance at many levels, as a corporate controller with a small company, as a manager of corporate finance at a mid-sized corporation and as a divisional controller with a Fortune 500 company. Never have I felt at a disadvantage in competing with other business professionals during my career in finance. The lessons learned from Wilkes academicians later proved to be invaluable as I grew as a manager and businessman.”

~ Rick T. Simonson M’78 Investment Advisor

“The courses at Wilkes focused on companies and issues in today’s fast paced business environment. After graduating, I felt more confident in my skills and knowledge, since it had been quite a few years since I completed my undergraduate degree. Wilkes provided the most flexibility for me with the curriculum and faculty I was looking for. I received great support, even personal recommendations from the professors at Wilkes, proving that they don’t forget you after graduation.”

~ Mark Steinkirchner, M’10 Manager of Business Services Revenue Management, Geisinger Health System

“I used the knowledge gained in the MBA program in my employment as an accountant and human resource professional for several years before I decided to start teaching on the college level. The background I received in Accounting and Finance were instrumental in making me qualified to teach at LCCC for the last 17 years. My MBA from Wilkes gave me the opportunity and the confidence to do what I love – teach on the college level.”

~ Kathy Heltzel M’85 Associate Professor, Accounting and Business

“The Wilkes MBA program created a strong foundation for my business career development.  The flexibility of the program allowed me to manage my education as well as a full-time sales job.  I especially enjoyed sharing real business experiences with students from various industries and specialties. The Wilkes MBA program provided me with the confidence and business skills to achieve my professional and personal goals. "

~ Rosemary LaFratte M’97 Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

 “The Wilkes MBA will separate you in today’s competitive business environment. The MBA curriculum and accompanying internship experiences were the building blocks for my career progression.”

~ Phil Sampona, M’08 Manager of Supplier Relations, Teva Pharmaceuticals