AN INTERVIEW WITH ALARIE MAYZE, A BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP HOLDER PURSUING the MSC IN MANAGEMENT (BUSINESS) AT DCU
Q. Why did you choose this course?
A. I started with Business Management and then switched to Communications but I’m now back studying Business since the different aspects of the subject really interest me. I see myself having a company of my own in fashion. While I already have an interest in the industry, there are aspects of running a business-like Finance, Analytics that I’m really exploring and learning about through this course.
Q. Which is your favourite module?
A. I’m really thrilled about the Consulting module and the way it is being taught. The classes are very interactive, and you get to learn so much from each session. To be able to understand the needs of the business and structure a plan around it to benefit the business and how many small things you need to focus on while doing this is something that really interests me.
Q. How do you manage your time between basketball practice and an intense course?
A. I start my day with a to-do list which has proved to be the most effective practice to manage my time effectively for me. Once I have my list in order, I start my day with classes and have a set schedule of all the tasks I need to accomplish during the day.
Q. This can be overwhelming. What methods work best for you to relax yourself?
A. Since our classes are in the morning or during the afternoon, I manage to spend 8 hours every day attending classes, interacting with other students, and focusing on meetings for assignments. This can be overwhelming sometimes so I take a walk around the campus park to relax myself. I also sometimes just light my candles and meditate whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed with work.
Q. What is your favourite part about the basketball program here at DCU?
A. To give back to the community, I coach school children. This is also a part of our Victory scholarship. Between my friend and I, we manage to do 40 hours of coaching every week. During this, I help kids with skills that they need to develop to better themselves at the sport. Also, this scholarship is helping me further my education and I’m learning a lot of things that interest me in my course while helping me develop skills that I need to have a successful career.
Q. What is the best part about the course you’re pursuing?
A. It’s so much fun to be able to interact with other students, learn about their culture, their background. It’s interesting to understand what other students are trying to accomplish in life through this course and I always learn something new while collaborating with them in assignments and group projects.
Q. What do you think is the most important trait to be successful?
A. Determination. I believe if you are determined to achieve something and really go at it, there isn’t anything that can stop you. It’s all about having a positive mindset and really be determined to manage all aspects of your life to be able to succeed.
Course Page: https://business.dcu.ie/course/management-business/
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