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Third Generation Alum Alexandra McConaghy ’18, ‘19MBA Finds Her Passion at Simmons

School of Business alum Alexandra McConaghy ’18, ‘19MBA is using her sales, management and business development skills on her true passion: real estate. Currently, she is an ex-pat living and working in Singapore as a real estate professional.

McConaghy is part of a Simmons legacy, following in her grandmother’s and mother’s footsteps. Her mother was a graduate of the MBA program, and last year McConaghy completed her MBA as part of the BA/MBA program.

“In 2013 on my first day of my first year, I told John Lowe I wanted to be in the BA/MBA program,” McConaghy reflects. “Throughout my entire undergraduate career, he was my biggest cheerleader and mentor. He ensured me I was on the right path and introduced me to many career-changing opportunities.”

She encourages first-year students to consider the programs offered by the School of Business. “It is a small community where professors are dedicated to teaching and mentoring students one-on-one. If you are driven, hard-working and want to be a female leader, this is the program for you.”

And you’ll benefit from the guidance of excellent mentors and instructors.

Jane Hughes is the best professor I have ever had in my educational career. It was an honor to be in her classroom and have her as a role model,” McConaghy says. “In every class, she brings in real-world examples, encourages everyone to interact and have a voice. She not only takes time out of her personal schedule but ensures that all students understand classroom topics and discussions.”

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