Bradley Peacock, President of Peacock Nine, LLC in Chicago, Ill recently spent an evening with the MSBA class giving them ideas and tips for career and life success. Bradley, an English major and Oxford graduate is a long time associate of Program Director Stewart McHie. He has visited with each MSBA class over the past 4 years and is one of our most popular guests. His advice to students in this tough environment is to keep your weirdness, stay curious, and be ready to pivot.
Students need something to stand out from the crowd and must be passionate about something that sets them apart from all the other job applicants. Interviewers won't remember that you claim to be an extremely hard worker (who doesn't), but they will remember you are a kayaker and have a goal of running two class fives a year. Curiosity is a trait every one needs today, particularly given the fast pace of change. And be ready to "pivot" or go in a different direction when the opportunity or circumstances dictate.
His 4 keys to success are summed up in an acronym PAWS; passion, association, work, and service.
We always appreciate Bradley's sacrifice of his time to visit with the class and become an important part of their professional network.
Director, Master of Science in Business Analysis