Preparing graduates to succeed in the community
Minnie Shorter, M.B.A. ’01
Minnie Shorter, M.B.A. ’01, calls herself a community liaison who provides the University with a real-life perspective of what companies and agencies are looking for in graduating students.
“We tell faculty what we learned after completing our degrees that we wished we had known when we were still in school,” says Shorter, a member of the Merrick School of Business Information Systems and Technology Management advisory board and supporter of the school’s annual speaker series. “The greater community is looking for people who have an appreciation of real-world experience and the ability to think, to reason and to come up with a well thought-out analysis.”
As a member of the advisory board, Shorter—a human resources project manager for the Social Security Administration—contributed to redesigning the B.S. in Information Systems and Technology Management curriculum several years ago and continues to enhance the UB student experience by serving as “professor for a day” and by hosting informational interviews.
Understanding the inherent professional development opportunities that the UB community offers, the advisory board on which she serves also works to connect UB and its students with professional organizations like the Greater Baltimore Technology Council and the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council.