What Does a B.C. MBA Look Like: Mike Underell

Apr 12, 2012

The following article was published by BC Business Magazine on April 2, 2012 as part of their MBA guide.


Mike Underell, Account Manager | 6S Marketing


Where did you get your MBA?
SFU Beedie School of Business

What year did you graduate?

Why did you want to get your MBA?
To better prepare myself for more demanding job roles and/or higher responsibility.

What do you think clinched your position when applying to your MBA program?
I would bet on my essay, which focused on being a good, all around person, more than just grades and experience.

What did you learn from doing your MBA that has most helped you in your career?
It taught me to approach problems in a different, more structured way as well as build confidence in myself regarding my abilities.

What was your first job after you graduated?
Social media coordinator for Electronic Arts on their franchise “Need for Speed” (one of their largest).

Tell me a bit about your job now.
I’m an account manager for the digital marketing agency 6S Marketing. I handle a portfolio of 12-15 clients and I help them with all kinds of different Internet marketing services (SEO, CPC, social media, email, analytics). It’s perfect because at EA I was having a hard time expanding beyond social media and here I get to use more of my skills. Oh, and it’s a really fun environment.

Is your current career what you had envisioned when you started your MBA?
Yes, this is exactly what I saw myself doing after my MBA. I couldn’t be happier and I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again.

See the full article at www.bcbusinessonline.ca/careers-and-employment/what-does-bc-mba-look

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