Meet Our Graduates: MBA

Fayez Rumi

Fayez Rumi

Honolulu, Hawaii

My time at Shidler has truly been a defining experience that I am now able to leverage towards my current ambitions and initiatives.

Ric Becker

Ric Becker

Honolulu, Hawaii

Shidler has given me the opportunity to meet so many people I never would have met otherwise. It has provided me with a skill set that I can apply in any position I serve. I can reach out, thanks to my network of Shidler Alumns, almost anywhere in the world, should I need a hand, a place to catch my breath, or to catch up with old friends.

Robert Saito

Robert Saito

Kihei, Maui

The Shidler College of Business has given me the opportunity to pursue my entrepreneurial curiosities and improve my overall business acumen. I have met so many smart and talented people here who have inspired me to grow as a professional as well.  Through the college's resources, I have had the opportunity to participate in PACE’s entrepreneurial 6 week Summer Launchpad Program as well as a 15-week accelerator program, XLR8UH. Funding gained by these programs have helped me launch a garden tool start-up. We recently won the UH Business Plan Competition which was an excellent way to end the MBA Program!

Amanda Anderson

Amanda Anderson

Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

Shidler has given me the opportunity to expand my education in topics I never thought I could have mastered. I was able to take mandarin, travel to Vietnam to work with a Vietnamese company, interact with alumni and top executives here in Hawaii, and intern with the Small Business Development Center.

Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson

Ithaca, NY

I chose to attend Shidler because I wanted to live and work in Hawaii and meet people who are/would be involved in the community here while receiving training and an education around some of the more technical parts of running a business.

Steve Chan

Monterey Park, CA

I chose to attend Shidler because I was stationed here previously and determined that I would eventually like to start my post military career in Hawaii. The Shidler College of Business has an excellent reputation within the local business community and has a very active network of alumni and contacts that I felt would be critical in any future endeavor I would pursue here.

Jason Reyes

Jason Reyes

Honolulu, HI

I chose to attend Shidler because I wanted to return to Hawaii and transition to the business side of operations. Attending Shilder allows me to gain experience and an understanding of doing business in Hawaii.  I hope to combine these skills with those that I acquired in my previous experience to contribute to Hawaii businesses and the Green Energy Initiative.

Brian Haagen

Brian Haagen

Vancouver, Washington

I chose to attend Shidler because I wanted to receive the best MBA education possible while also studying and developing a professional network in a place that I would love to live. Shidler is the best MBA program in Hawaii and is consistently ranked nationally as a top school for international business. All of this combined with a generous academic scholarship made the Shidler MBA the absolute best choice for my professional and personal goals.

Denis Melnik

Denis Melnik

Moscow, Russia

Shidler has given me the opportunity to acquire impressive competitive advantages, such as Japanese language, exposure to Japanese culture, deep understanding of Asian markets and working experience in Tokyo, and, the most important, I've found new close friends.

Aurencio Seguritan

Aurencio “Ren” Seguritan

New York, NY

I chose to attend Shidler because Hawaii represented a unique opportunity in terms of its location and business culture.  Its location provides the potential to develop business relationships not only in Hawaii but also in Asia.  I wanted the challenge of entering into the business community in Hawaii while having access to the global reach of its network in Asia. Shidler represented the best network of alumni and friends of the College for me to enter into the Hawaii business community.

Lan Yao

Lan Yao

Beijing, China

I worked in the Hotel/Tourism industry for 4 years before joining Shidler’s MBA program. The program has given me an opportunity to strengthen my knowledge to the other business functions such as economics, finance, and business policies. With the skills that I have built through this program, I was able to find a new career path with financial services.

Christopher Elledge

Christopher (Kit) Elledge

Lund, Sweden

Shidler has given me the opportunity to intern in Japan and at two different companies in Honolulu. I was also fortunate to work with a variety of businesses in Hawaii in several of my classes which helped foster relationships not only with my fellow classmates but with local business leaders as well.