Meet M.B.A. alum May Lebo, Kenyan native and social media manager for Kali TV Online Friday, February 1, 2013
Meet May Lebo
Job title: Social Media Manager
Employer: Kali TV Online
Degrees earned: M.B.A. with a concentration in International Business and B.A. in mass communication, Point Park University
Graduation years: 2011 and 2008
College Activities: International Students Club and U-View
Hometown: Kitale, Kenya
Now living in: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hobbies/interests: Photography, cooking, the outdoors and movies
Languages spoken: English, Swahili and basic German and French
How did you land your current position as a social media manager for Kali TV Online?
A friend of mine knew I was interested in international news and that I was involved in social media discussions globally so she introduced me to the founder of Kali TV Online. Point Park's M.B.A. classes in international business also played a role in helping me to land this position because in those classes we learned the importance of reading news from all around the world. In my current position, I am constantly reading news, collecting news and promoting it on various social media platforms for Kali TV. What's really great about my job is that I can work from anywhere.
Why did you choose Point Park for a master's degree?
The international business concentration was the main reason I chose to stay on with Point Park to earn my M.B.A. degree. I also liked that Point Park offered small classes sizes and the chance to have a one-on-one focus from the professors. Point Park's Downtown Pittsburgh campus location also appealed to me because it was convenient and very close to my job at the time.
What were some of your favorite M.B.A. classes and why?
I loved the "Cultures of International Business" class because I could really relate to it as an international student. The "Accounting for Managers" class was also very beneficial to me because at the time I was working as a staff accountant. In all of my classes, I received a lot of support from the faculty. They were always pushing me to do better and working to get the best out of me. Overall, the whole program was tough, but great.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I loved the M.B.A. program because there were so many international students and students working in managerial positions. We could all share our experiences and learn from each other, which was very practical and beneficial. As an international student, I felt as though I served as an ambassador in the program for my country and was respected. Home will always be Kenya but I now see myself as a global citizen.