Before B-School, I was facing my third layoff in about five years. I was working as a college coordinator at a local high school in Philadelphia. I remember thinking how much I love the work I do with young people, but being really frustrated with the layoffs.
So, I started a nonprofit and started working really locally. I went through B-School last year to figure out, "Okay, how do I really do this online component." I started focusing on scholarships for students, teaching them how to tap into their own personal experiences, to write really powerful essays. After B-School, today, we are at 3.5 million and counting in scholarships.
We have four Gates millennium scholars. We have students at some of the best universities in the country. I feel really good because I know they can stay because we have scholarship money to pay for it.
I know this is the work I'm supposed to be doing. If you're thinking about joining B-School, it literally more than pays for itself.