We had another great speaker today. Barbara J. Desoer, President of the new Bank of America mortgage, home equity, and insurance services business.
Barbara spent a lot of time today discussing how she got to where she is and how Haas helped her get there. Among her many great pointers, one bit of advice really hit home.
Choose to grow.
Business school, and particularly Haas, is a nurturing environment and a place to challenge and push yourself. It’s a place to explore new opportunities both academically and personally.
Barbara attributes part of her success at Bank of America to choosing projects and roles outside her “normal” skill set and challenged us to push ourselves out of our comfort zone.