Michael Saunders

MBA Finance, Class of 2015

"I would like to thank my SNHU advisor and professors for making everything so comfortable."

I was born and partially raised in Manhattan, New York. At a young age, my mother decided to move to North Carolina. She felt that I would have a greater opportunity to prosper there, because of the madness in New York. I did not take great joy in growing up in North Carolina, but over the years, I realize that her decision was a great one. I can honestly say I made great friends throughout elementary, middle and high school. I participated in basketball and football throughout my middle and high school years. My journey took a shift once I received my acceptance letter from a local state university. I received my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from one of the top three business schools in North Carolina. After receiving my undergraduate degree in December 2010, it was bittersweet. I was proud of my accomplishment, but scared about having a small chance of finding a job with no experience. My goal was to find a job opportunity within the finance industry, but without the job experience, I knew it would be difficult. After some time of searching for a job within the finance field, I was stuck working a part-time job, making minimum wage.

Soon after, I was working different temporary jobs through temp agencies before I decided to pursue my MBA in Finance. I enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University in January 2012. I was very excited and thrilled about the upcoming opportunities at SNHU. Now I knew I was on my way to becoming a financial analyst, as I promised my mother and grandmother. Within a year, I was halfway through the finance program, thanks to my SNHU support team, family and my soon-to-be fiancé. Now I am currently working at Wells Fargo as an operation processor in the Credit Dispute department. I am very thankful for attending SNHU. I have acquired a lot of knowledge and skills that I apply every day at Wells Fargo. I would like to thank my SNHU advisor and professors for making everything so comfortable. They are always there when I need them.