Dante Lamb '18
Why choose an MBA degree at UNH’s Paul College?
For Dante Lamb ’18G, UNH offered something that other schools couldn’t: the ability to play collegiate soccer while earning an AACSB-accredited MBA, all while being close to the beach.
“When UNH came up as an option for me to get a master’s degree and play another year of soccer, I looked into Paul College and realized that it was a top program, and it would be an amazing location,” said Lamb, who first fell in love with New England while getting his undergraduate degree at the University of Rhode Island. “I love being near the beaches.”
What is it like to be an international student while in the Paul College MBA program?
Lamb first came to the U.S. to get his undergraduate degree so he knows firsthand how hard it can be for an international student to begin a program abroad. He feels UNH is a great place to study abroad.
“Being an international student can be tough at times, but I feel that coming into a program with a small cohort, you automatically have new friends, which I feel makes the process a lot easier,” he said, adding that the international office at UNH helped with all of his paperwork and assigned him a very caring international advisor who focused on connecting him with other international students.
“She always invited me to international student events, so I got to meet more international students, which I didn’t get to do at my past school, which was cool.”
What makes the UNH Paul College MBA program outstanding?
In addition to the small cohort, and the New York and China residencies, two things stuck out for Lamb: the faculty in the program and the Corporate Consulting Project.
“The commitment that the professors show is amazing. They know I have soccer while I’m part of the full-time program, which is extremely tough, so they allow me to take work on the road,” he said. “Because of this, I definitely think this program is a good fit for a student athlete.”
And when Lamb had home games, even though he was thousands of miles from home, there was always a familiar face in the stands to cheer for him.
“Professor Etebari loves soccer, and he comes to all of our games. It’s nice to see faculty coming to support us,” he said.
The Corporate Consulting Project helped Lamb build skills that make him confident he can succed.
“I’ve learned to communicate more effectively with people, especially in business environments, due to the Corporate Consulting Project. It definitely gives you that hands-on experience you need to transition into the working world,” he said.