Alumni Testimonials

Amber Ferland

Master of Business Administration
, Class of 2014
Professionally, I have grown a lot. I’ve learned to be a team member across long distances and to work with many people. The material I have learned relates directly to what I do in my line of work. As a project manager, I took these lessons and ran with them. My ability to manage projects has grown leaps and bounds.
Amber Ferland, Class of 2014
Master of Business Administration

Q: “Tell us about you as a person, Amber.”
A: “I am from Maine originally, but I live at Patrick AFB, Fl. I have two dogs that my fiancé and I do everything with. I love to be outside doing any activity like hiking, swimming, or four-wheeling. I have always been interested in art; I love to do arts and crafts.”

Q: “What is your current employer?”
A: “I am the project engineer at the City of Titusville Public Works Department. I currently manage all of the roads and streets, capital improvement, and general construction projects for the city. Before this position, I worked at a construction company in northern Maine as an estimator. I graduated from Norwich in 2012 with my bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.”

Q: “What was your motivation for pursuing your degree?”
A: “I have plans to start my own civil engineering firm in the future. In order to do so, I need to learn about business and management. The MBA is going to help me achieve this goal.”

Q: “Why did you choose Norwich for the second time?”
A: “I chose Norwich because I obtained my degree in civil engineering here. I loved the school, the professors, and the atmosphere. Continuing my education in the master’s program at Norwich was the perfect choice.”

Q: “What makes Norwich unique?”
A: “Norwich is unique because of its values. Giving the responsibility to the individual to uphold honor, integrity, and maintain the honor code makes Norwich special and unique.”

Q: “How have you grown personally or professionally as a result of your education?”
A: “I have grown personally throughout this experience. I’ve learned a lot of self-discipline and determination throughout this program. Professionally, I have grown a lot. I’ve learned to be a team member across long distances and to work with many people. The material I’ve learned relates directly to what I do in my line of work. As a project manager, I took these lessons and ran with them. My ability to manage projects has grown leaps and bounds.”

Q: “What aspects of your Norwich experience will you carry most strongly with you?”
A: “Time-management and self-discipline are two major aspects of this Norwich experience that I will carry strongly. I was given opportunities to lead a diverse and elite group of individuals and excel through this program.”