Devin Heitman

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.

I’m a Colorado native, born and raised in Loveland. I received my bachelor’s in business and marketing from the University of Northern Colorado in 2013. I have been working in the financial services industry since graduation and have been with my current employer for four years. In my spare time, I enjoy snowboarding, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

Why did you decide to pursue your master’s?

For me, it’s not purely about the potential for career growth. I decided to pursue my master’s to share experiences with like-minded individuals and grow my professional network. I also wanted to challenge myself to stay curious and continue advancing my education in a continuously changing world.

What made you decide to choose Denver’s MBA program?

I chose Denver’s MBA program because I believe this university produces high-quality results and prepares students to hit the ground running. I also wanted to be challenged with real-world business scenarios, and the University of Denver offers these types of challenges throughout the program.

What has your experience collaborating with classmates in an online environment been like?

The online environment has been a truly wonderful experience, and collaborating with my classmates online has been great. It’s an open, safe and respectful environment where sharing your perspective and knowledge is welcomed.

What advice do you have for others considering this degree?

Just do it. If you’re looking to be challenged educationally, grow your professional network and develop as a leader, the University of Denver MBA program will do exactly that. Take a leap of faith and know the program will support your aspirations the entire way.

Tell us about your experience at the immersion.

From the moment I stepped on campus, my immersion experience was unlike anything I have experienced from a school program before. I had the ability to network with other students in my cohort, challenge myself to think about a current opportunity in my company and then present that idea to a group of people who offered valuable feedback. I will definitely be attending other immersions in the future even though only two are required.

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