Carla Caruso ‘16

Carla Caruso"St. Joseph's offering the Executive MBA fell right into place with my current position. I have been employed at my organization for 29 years and plan on continuing to manage my department and continue to implement the knowledge that I have learned.

"SJC not only has a great reputation and provides excellent education but their graduate program is geared toward the working individual. Having a full time job the class schedule was very important to me and the timing of the course offerings have worked out superbly. My experience has been great. The professors at St. Joseph's have real life experience that the students learn from rather than just learning from a textbook. I have even developed friendships that are so important to me."

Favorite book/quote?

"When I have time ... I like reading books about nutrition. I'm currently reading Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter."

"Where there is a will there is a way!"

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and why?

"My dad. He is now retired but has been a successful executive at a Long Island based aerospace, defense and wireless communication company. He has an incredible work ethic and knowledge that this has influenced me in a big way."

Aside from content material, what is the best lesson a professor taught you in class?

"To value your employees because they are the what makes a business successful."

Who is your favorite professor and why?

"Professor Mary Chance. She encourages participation during class, which I happen to enjoy. She has always been supportive of my journey through this graduate program."