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CLASS OF '12: Non-Traditional Student and Vet Follows Path to Career in Finance

Published: Friday, May 4, 2012

Updated: Friday, May 4, 2012 13:05

Class of '12, Jason Ohiaian

Tiera Allen

Jason Ohiaian

Jason Cyrus Ohanian

MBA, Finance

Age: 39

 

How’d you end up at ASU?

I was searching for a highly ranked school in or right near a big city with a large veteran community, warm weather and nice people. ASU had all of these factors and is designated as veteran friendly.

 

First impression after day one:

How different school is now versus when I last graduated in 1999, especially the technology.

 

Favorite college memory:

First day of school, when I was nervous if I would fit in, and then meeting so many cool people who are some of my best friends now.

 

Most challenging part of the college experience:

MBA classes are all about teamwork, so having to rely on other students to be successful as well as being older than everyone else.

 

What got you through it:

Family, friends and fellow veterans in and around ASU. Also, the hard work, motivation and discipline I learned from when I was in the army.

 

Advice you wish you had as a freshman:

Make sure to take some time off from studying and working to enjoy life.

 

Post-grad plans:

Leverage my MBA into a successful career in finance.

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