Alumni Testimonials

Amy Bennett

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
, Class of 2012
As much as what I’ve learned, the relationship of those in my cohort will stay with me. The intensity of the program solidifies those relationships and we have a mutual understanding and respect for one another. I like them as people and respect their experience and know I can reach out to them in the future.
Amy Bennett, Class of 2012
Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Q: “Amy, tell us about you as a person:  your family, interests, and hobbies.”
A:  “I’m married with two kids and live outside Washington, DC.  I have a very busy lifestyle with my family.  My hobbies include pop culture, SciFi, and Comic-Con - I’ve been twice.”

Q: “Briefly describe your professional life.”
A: “I work at Booz Allen Hamilton, and am a full-time onsite defense consultant to a Department of Defense client.  It’s very demanding working for the DOD.  There’s always a sense of urgency and always something important going on. Between juggling your life with Booz Allen Hamiliton and your personal life it’s more than full-time job.”

Q: “Do you have any examples of where you were able to put your knowledge from the program to work immediately?”
A: “Yes, we had a leadership changeover in our company and being able to help mitigate that through some of the aspects of the program were very helpful.  People don’t always like change and it makes them nervous, but having things to draw on and use was very useful.”

Q: “How have you grown personally as a result of your education?”
A: “I’ve become a much better time manager. I think I’ve learned to drill down what’s urgent with what’s important and prioritize better in my life.

Q: “What aspects of the Norwich Experience will you carry most strongly with you?”
A: “As much as what I’ve learned, the relationship of those in my cohort will stay with me. The intensity of the program solidifies those relationships and we have a mutual understanding and respect for one another. I like them as people and respect their experience and know I can reach out to them in the future.”