A Community That Values Entrepreneurship and Determination

March 25, 2022
Lubin student sharai hornedo '22

Sharai Hornedo

Senior Associate, Digital Activation - Programmatic, Hearts & Science

Class of 2022
MBA in Marketing Management

Member Of: The Strategy and International Business Club

Why did you choose Pace University and the Lubin School of Business?

I chose Pace because of its rich community of people. As a Lubin student, I've had the opportunity to make new friends who value entrepreneurship and determination as much as I do. During my time in the Marketing Management program, I was able to build relationships with my professors and enhance my skills for a future career in marketing. I also recently joined the Strategy and International Business club (SIB). Since Fall '21 was my first semester on campus, I wanted to make the most of my student experience. In the club, I was able to meet individuals who wanted to improve their skills as leaders. As someone who wants to be CEO of a marketing agency, I was delighted to meet like-minded individuals. I not only met people like me, but also had a community of people supporting me and my dreams.

As a Lubin student, I've had the opportunity to make new friends who value entrepreneurship and determination as much as I do.

What is it like to complete an MBA program so soon after receiving a Bachelor's degree?

Graduating in 2020 was a weird time since the world completely turned on its head. I originally was going to join the workforce, but I wanted to develop my leadership skills. That's where Pace comes in. I immediately joined the MBA program in Fall '20 when I had the chance. At first, it was strange to be back in school after the supposed end of my school (academic) career. However, I fell in love with the community and resources that Pace had to offer. Pace's Career Center has been a huge help as it has allowed me to connect with prospective employers. I am happy to announce that I already have a job lined up! I am excited to begin my career as a sales associate with Techtronic Industries.

Do you have any advice for other Lubin students looking to get involved on campus?

Of course! Anyone looking to be more involved should start by connecting with fellow classmates. My involvement with SIB started when one student connected me with the club's VP. Building relationships with others is something that will enhance every life experience. All it takes is one hello.

What does #LubinLife mean to you?

#LubinLife is not just a student experience, but a state of a mind. Being a part of Lubin shows that I am now part of a group of leaders who may change the world. I take pride in being a Lubin student since I know I will always have Lubin's values of strength and integrity with me.