Hey BSF family!
You may or may not know, but I am currently in school completing my MBA in Media Management from Metropolitan College of New York. Where you ask? MCNY is the only school in the country that offers an MBA for people in the entertainment/media/arts industries. I originally went the traditional route for my MBA, applied and was accepted to Fordham and Pace, which are also in NY - but ultimately I went with my passion and chose MCNY instead. I'm glad I did.
Over the past year of my accelerated course program I have taken 7 classes at a time, while working as a fashion designer, model, blogger while being a stay at home mom to my 17 month old son Caleb. Over the summer my classmates and I went to Europe for two weeks to work as business consultants and social media experts for an international company. We visited Frankfurt, Germany and London, England and learned a lot along the way about international business and the state of the global economy. It was an amazing trip!
I have also had a lot of success with my side hustles. A few of my recent gigs include landing modeling jobs with TV One & Graco, shooting a PSA on the Oil Spill, shooting infomercials for The Ab Roller, Kiyoseki flat irons, working with Joan Rivers Beauty and covering numerous events for theYBF.com as the NY correspondant. It's been quite a year! For more on what I've been up to, check out Tichanda.com.
Now that I am in the middle of midterms and in my third and final semester, I am starting to think about what I want to be when I grow up! I don't have all the answers, but I am excited to take my experience in fashion, sales, marketing, design, technology, and media and parlay my strengths, ambition, and entrepreneurial spirit into something fabulous. I have learned so much about myself over this past year. I am stronger than I thought I was, and I can get by on very little sleep. Oh - and there is nothing I can't do when I put my mind to it!
Thanks for supporting me and BSF. There is much more in store!
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