Office Hours with Elissa Ellis-Sangster

Executive Director, Forte Foundation

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Can you work while getting your MBA like a night program? Or would you recommend taking a break?
Asked by Carly Heitlinger
Would taking the GRE rather than the GMAT hurt your application in any way?
Asked by Melissa Miller
What advice do you have for your 24-year old self?
Asked by Elana Lyn

About Elissa Ellis-Sangster, Executive Director, Forte Foundation

Why You Need an MBA and How to Make it Happen

Elissa serves as Executive Director for the Forté Foundation, an organization dedicated to inspiring women business leaders. Ms. Ellis-Sangster brings to the role extensive knowledge of issues affecting women's abilities to seek, prepare for and attain business leadership positions, drawn from her prior experience as Assistant Dean and Director of the MBA Program at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. There she oversaw all activities related to the full-time McCombs MBA program including marketing, admissions, student services, and alumni relations.

Elissa received her MBA and her B.A. in English from Texas A&M University, where she was the Assistant Director of the MBA Program until 1997. She is also past Chair of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) Annual Industry Conference. Elissa formerly served as chair of the MBA Student Services Professionals (MBA SSP). She is an ex-officio member of the Forté Foundation Executive Committee.

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