Ilitch Business M.B.A. students selected as WSU 2021-22 graduate ambassadors
The Wayne State University Graduate School has welcomed its 2021-22 class of graduate ambassadors. This year’s class includes Mike Ilitch School of Business M.B.A. students James Liakos and Kianna Mateen.
In exchange for tuition scholarships, members of the Graduate Ambassador Program volunteer with events, webinars and other meetings with prospective students. They also write original articles and serve as social media liaisons for the Graduate School.
Graduate ambassadors were asked why they chose to attend graduate school, what they like most about Detroit and what makes them proudest to be Warriors.
Liakos: “I chose Wayne State because I had just moved to Detroit to start a job here. I had always heard great things about the Mike Ilitch School of Business and was excited to join the community. I hope to mentor new and current students that are pursuing an M.B.A.”
Mateen: “The business school offers a Senior Rule program that allows seniors to earn graduate credits for courses taken in excess of your undergraduate degree requirements. The opportunity fit perfectly with my schedule, even more so in the midst of the pandemic. This, paired with my inner goals of obtaining my M.B.A. by the age of 25 with the hopes of going into leadership and eventually entrepreneurship, inspired me to attend graduate school.”