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Wen Neyra Shares How The FIDM MBA Program is Preparing Her For A Career As An Entrepreneur

Please tell us a little about yourself.
Hello, my name is Wen Neyra. I am originally from Cuba, but my family relocated to Arizona in the United States when I was two years old. I made the move to California to chase my dreams in Fashion Marketing at FIDM. I earned a Professional Designation Degree in Social Media at FIDM, then went on to receive my Bachelor’s in Creative Industry Studies.

Despite fashion being a long-standing passion of mine, my career has taken an unexpected turn, unrelated to the fashion realm. It is a reminder for me that dreams can materialize in unexpected places. As a result of my experience of moving to another country at a very young age, I have developed an open-mindedness to new ideas and opportunities. It has also helped me understand the importance of taking risks and following my heart.

What made you choose FIDM for your MBA?  
After a rewarding undergraduate journey at FIDM, I decided to further my education by pursuing a FIDM MBA. The choice was clear to me as I recognized FIDM as the ideal place to advance my career to new heights. 

What sets FIDM apart is its roster of industry professionals who bring first-hand insights into current trends, business practices, and success strategies. The school provides a realistic view of the industry, a perspective often missed in traditional academic settings.  

Additionally, the school's network of alumni is vast, providing valuable mentorship and support. This network is essential for success in the business world, and I am confident that FIDM will help me reach my goals.
What is your favorite class so far?  
In particular, I enjoyed the Entrepreneurial Ergonomics class taught by Mr. Selinske at FIDM. This course has proven to be a source of immense inspiration and enlightenment for me. Each week, we are privileged to engage with industry entrepreneurs who generously share their experiences and insights, shedding light on their professional journeys and the strategies they employed to attain success.

What do you want to do after you graduate?
Once I have completed my studies, I would like to open my own business within the interior design and construction industry. Presently, I am engaged as a project manager within a reputable firm, where I have not only acquired practical insights but also utilized the knowledge from my academic pursuits at FIDM. These combined experiences have equipped me with the expertise to embark on the journey of entrepreneurship in the dynamic field of interior design and construction. My goal is to leverage my accumulated skills, both professionally and operationally, to establish and successfully operate my own business.

How is FIDM preparing you for your career goals?  
FIDM has equipped me for my career aspirations by providing the skills needed to craft a compelling, cohesive, and engaging business plan that is designed to captivate potential investors and clients alike. Moreover, the program has provided me with the knowledge to effectively manage and oversee the financial aspects of my future business, as well as the insight into prudent investment practices. FIDM has played a pivotal role in guiding me toward the right path and empowering me with the essential tools to kickstart my own business successfully.

Is there anything you would like to share with students considering the FIDM MBA?
It is important for students to know that an MBA is the next step towards furthering their careers. Having completed an MBA will enhance both your career and your personal development. In any industry, it is crucial to possess a knowledge of business. By earning an MBA, you will gain entrepreneurial skills that will help you to accomplish any goal you have always desired.  Additionally, an MBA will help you to gain a better understanding of the global economy, as well as gain valuable connections with professionals in your field. Overall, I hope to inspire these students in the same way that my MBA experience inspired me.

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