The MBA Program has given so much to me in terms of long-time friends, experiences that I will never forget, and knowledge that I want to ensure that others benefit from Meredith College.
As vice president for operations for Blueforest Studios, a growing integrated video production firm with clients such as Cree, Greenshield Organics, and the NCADA, Kathy Hughes Langfield, ’07, MBA, knows the importance of building a strong network.
“There were only four people in the company when I started, so it was very important to learn to work with a wide variety of people,” she said. “Networking has helped me gain business, find talent, and help others.”
Langfield, who oversees finance, marketing, and operations for Blueforest, considers networking one of her greatest strengths as an executive, and she credits the Meredith MBA program with helping to develop her skills.
“There were many opportunities to meet and work with a diverse group of people in the MBA program. I was able to interact with people from all around the world with different backgrounds, which gave me time to practice networking while learning about different cultures,” she said.
Langfield said the “team work, assignments, and extracurricular activities” she participated in at Meredith helped her gain several promotions at Blueforest Studios.
Her experiences connecting with other professionals through the program have been so powerful Langfield has been inspired to give back to Meredith by regularly organizing networking events for MBA students and alumni.
“The MBA Program has given so much to me in terms of long-time friends, experiences that I will never forget, and knowledge that I want to ensure that others benefit from Meredith College.”
She plans to continue creating networking opportunities for the Meredith community as graduate representative on the Meredith Alumnae Association Board.
“I’m excited about sharing the graduate perspective with the alumnae board and helping to keep Meredith College Going Strong in whatever way possible,” she said.