Moneda Moves (97): A First Generation MBA Experience
So you’re thinking about getting an MBA? Whether it’s because you are aspiring for a higher role, more money, better positioned to lead a company or all of the above, you’re not alone.
Years ago, human capital strategy consultant Priscilla Esquivel Weninger had similar aspirations of working towards financial independence and realizing that something needed to change. So she pursued her MBA at University of Texas at Austin with a full-ride scholarship. In our latest episode of the Moneda Moves podcast, we speak with the host of the Early Career Moves podcast about her learnings there and what the journey was like.
No te lo quieres perder. More on the episode, below.
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A First Generation MBA Experience | ECM Podcast Host Priscilla Weninger: Priscilla Esquivel Weninger is a Texas Latina and daughter of immigrants from Mexico and Peru.
She’s also a jefa, boss, who landed her dream job working within professional services as a human capital strategy consultant, having earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin with a full-ride scholarship — it’s a journey she embarked in her mid-twenties, when she realized that the salary she earned in the nonprofit space wouldn’t help her achieve the financial independence she desired in the long run. She does not mince words about the journey to get there and stresses: The path is not linear. In fact, it involved imposter syndrome, a lot of mindset challenges and pivots.
In this episode of Moneda Moves, we speak with the host of the Early Career Moves Podcast, Weninger, about her trajectory, challenges as she embarked higher education and accelerators in her career. We also talk about what obtaining an MBA did for her career.
Thank you for joining us! Until next Friday, catch us here on Moneda Moves.