Meet MBA Veteran Graduate Student | Petter Prime
"Since I began my MBA journey at Hood College, I have found that I share a lot in common with just about every student in the program, not just fellow Veterans."
Petter Prime, MBA
- Business Administration (MBA)
- The George B. Delaplaine Jr. School of Business
Can you provide a quick bio?
I graduated from South Carroll Senior High School in 2002. I was not quite ready to begin college right after graduation, so decided to get in better shape and join the Marines in 2003. I was a motor transport operator, and operated a mine sweeper attachment in Iraq. After my active duty time, I returned home and spent one year at Frederick Community College before transferring to Stevenson University, where I obtained my Bachelors in Business Administration. After graduation I entered the lending industry, and have been working in banking now for six years.
Why did you choose Hood College for your MBA?
What is the hardest part of being a Veteran graduate student?
One of the toughest challenges I faced during my transition back to civilian life was connecting with people and making friends whom I could share similar life experiences with. Since I began my MBA journey at Hood College, I have found that I share a lot in common with just about every student in the program, not just fellow Veterans. The diversity of the school is spectacular, and I do enjoy meeting new people as well as learning about their cultures.
What is the most rewarding part of being a Veteran graduate student?
Now that I am older, I look forward to classes every week, and I get to do my homework while my kids do theirs!