Mandy Chatigny’s grand appetite hasn’t passed unnoticed. One week into the summer semester and the #SMBA17 finds itself with case studies, an impending midterm and a brand new Student of the Week who has been an invaluable part of the cohort since classes started back in January. Armed with an amazing hunger for bigger and better things, a strong drive, relentless effort and impeccable work ethic, Mandy has been able to excel in and out of the classroom. Booking guest speakers, getting in touch with past SMBA alumni and building a network with virtually everyone on LinkedIn with a sports connection, Mandy has positioned herself and the program, as she helps other students connect with people depending on their individual goals. Lovingly referred to as the cohort’s resident “Mom”, not a day goes by without Mandy bringing snacks and food for everyone. Muchas Felicidades Mandy, never let the hunger die down!
Hometown: Beaumont, Ca
Undergraduate Degree: Business Management- Cal State San Bernardino
Favorites Sports Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Bengals
Favorite Sport(s) to Play: Soccer, softball, tennis, golf- I’m open to almost all sports
Favorite Sports Movie: Miracle
What made you choose SDSU’s Sports MBA program? I have wanted to get my MBA for almost a decade now, and found this program while at a career fair for the Padres. I knew it was for me once I spoke with the director and he told me about the small class size and accelerated schedule.
What has been your most memorable experience so far in the SMBA program? I was able to sit on the field at the US Women’s international friendly vs. Ireland back in January. I was on the stretcher crew and would have had to carry someone off the field if they had gotten seriously injured. Thankfully that did not happen, and I had the pleasure of watching an amazing game, in which Alex Morgan got her 100th cap and Mallory Pugh got her first cap and her first goal! It was a great experience.
What do you hope to achieve while you’re a student in this program personally? I would like to explore as many different areas as possible and try out new things to see what I like.
So far, what is your favorite class, and why? Even though we are only a week in, I am really liking Ops and Supply Chain Management with Dr. Reinig. I enjoy building models and identifying trends, and can’t wait for the next three weeks.
What’s your advice for anyone who’s attempting to be the next ‘Student of the Week’? Just keep your head down and work hard. Be as productive as possible and participate in everything you can!