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On today’s Graduate Student Spotlight, we’re featuring Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Dynamics student, Mahnoor Munir! Mahnoor is an international student looking to learn from the best. She is interested in finding the best ways to effectively lead a team, and has a keen interest in negotiation. One of her favorite courses was her class in Negotiation with Professor Greg, where she learned to look at discussions differently. As she explained, she is interested in how real-life negotiations between different people and different organizations can be best practiced for everyone to understand each other. Mahnoor was interested in this portion of leadership, and how it can help herself and her cohort understand the real challenges of the marketplace. She also enjoyed researching different styles and strategies of negotiation in her essays, and hopes to apply what she has learned soon. Thank you for participating, Mahnoor! As usual, we asked her a few questions, and here’s what she had to say: 

What’s Your Favorite Part of Your Graduate Program?

As an international student, I always wanted to learn with a group of people that have a vast range of knowledge about the real market in the field of business with current affairs. The best part about this program is, it provides you a chance to learn and grow with the real people of the companies that help you sustain in a real marketing world. I enjoyed every bit of this course so it is a little difficult for me to summarize it all in some words. 

What’s Been Your Favorite Class?

I remember my first class of Ethical Leadership with Professor Thomas Hemphill that opened up a Pandora’s box of an entirely new direction towards Leadership. These days when we have to deal with online setup and remote jobs it is really difficult to manage a whole team under one umbrella. This class helped me to gain real life experience under so many scholars and now I can easily manage people the way I want. 

What’s Your Favorite Part of Campus?

The favorite part of the campus is to have a cup of coffee in the University Pavilion with a view of snow and a book of Ethical Leadership. Watching all the other students having a great time of their lives with lots of laughter and fun. 

Any Advice for Other Students?

I would like to advise students to stick to a plan if you really want to do something in your life and do take risks so you never have “what-ifs” later in your life. If you become successful it will be your achievement but if you lose you will still learn something.