Meet Yulia Smirnova (MBA ’07)
Portland State MBA alum, Yulia Smirnova believes that regardless of where you get your MBA, the true value lies in what you make of the experience. Yulia, who now works as a Site Experience Manager for Walmart.com U.S. , says that earning her MBA gave her the confidence that she could do anything. The program’s focus on leadership and connections to the local business community gave Yulia access to business professionals that helped her advance her career and develop her leadership skills. Five years after the MBA, Yulia still strives to advance her skills through networking, professional development programs and bootcamps.