Paving The Path for UB Students
Introducing the PathMakers
"Once you start looking up alumni, there isn't an industry in Baltimore where you don't have a UB graduate in leadership."
Greta Stetson, B.S. '12, MBA '14, credits the University of Baltimore for her success. Upon graduation, she joined Manheim Baltimore-Washington as a staff accountant – a position she learned about from a fellow UB alumna.
Now, as marketing manager for Manheim, she finds that she is using her UB education every day.
"I have been able to use what I learned in class to manage my team. UB teaches you to embrace the 'what ifs' and 'what if something goes wrong?' Because of this, I was prepared for difficult work situations."
Having benefited from the skills she learned and the coaching she received from her professors, Greta knew she wanted to stay involved and give back.
Since graduation, Greta has been an active volunteer in the Backpack to Briefcase program, which brings alumni back into the classroom to share insight into their path from UB student to professional success.
Each semester, Paul Kopelke, adjunct professor in the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, invites her to speak with his communication students.
"I love being involved with the students because you can see their enthusiasm," Greta says.
In addition to volunteering her time to support current students, Greta also makes an annual gift to the University of Baltimore.
"Our education is a gift and is not something that should be taken for granted. Having been given that gift as a student, alumni have a responsibility to give to the students coming behind us."
Even though she's busy with work, Greta has a UB event or volunteer opportunity on her calendar every week this month.
"I love giving back to UB because it has been and will continue to be a supportive community for life."
Greta is a part of the PathMakers program. Learn more about becoming a PathMaker.