Traci English '10
Traci English dreamed of being a part of the management team at a Fortune 100 company.
Getting there required more than thought. It took action.
Already active in a company she believed in, English took the leap of faith it sometimes requires to go back to school. “I chose the University of Redlands for its reputation, flexibility and availability of classes,” she said. “I chose the MBA program as it was applicable to my industry and would help me achieve my long-term goal.”
Today, English is Loss Control Manager of The Hartford Financial Services Southern California Regional Office, overseeing a dozen consultants who conduct risk evaluations and recommend safety programs and operational improvements to help improve the bottom line for their clients.
English credits her degree with her newfound success.
“Once I received my MBA from Redlands I was immediately placed into the Management in Training Program at The Hartford,” English said. “(It) made me realize that I can achieve whatever I put my mind to. The University of Redlands really helped me build confidence within myself.”
English graduated with a 3.96 GPA. Friends, study groups and caring professors helped her get there. “Use the faculty as much as you can,” she said. “I never hesitated to visit my professors any time I needed assistance with something. Take full advantage of that.”
Now, English finds the time to give of herself and help others. Between balancing work and family, she is training for a 60-mile walk to raise funds for breast cancer research. It’s all part of her new journey in life, she explained.
“Believe in yourself, dream big and you will achieve,” she said. “You can accomplish anything as long as you put your mind to it and are willing to put in the effort.”