RMBA student chooses co-op to empower Black women

Current Residential Master of Business Administration student, Mariah Murray, has offered her marketing expertise to Sister’s Alliance of Indianapolis, an organization aiming to empower Black women entrepreneurs in Indiana by providing resources and opportunities. In short, it’s a one-stop-shop for women to gain access to funding and business information to excel. 

Murray received her undergraduate degree in global business with a marketing concentration and a minor in Spanish. She chose to continue her AU career and receive her RMBA, where a co-op experience is required. Her daily duties at Sister’s Alliance include consistently updating their website and social channels, as well as envisioning and executing unique content for their subscribers. 

“The RMBA has already created a world of opportunities,” said Murray. “In hindsight, receiving my masters is opening doors and encouraging people to trust me and my work as a freelance content creator to where I’m gaining ample experience to add to my resume.”

“We’re really excited for Mariah’s opportunity to learn and grow by doing as part of her co-op,” said Anderson University MBA Director, Dr. David Brewer. All of our RMBA students gain valuable, professional work experience while getting their masters degrees. Additionally, we’re excited to partner with Sister’s Alliance by having our RMBA cohort be the judges of the applications for their grants.”

The 2021 Sister’s Alliance Small Business Grant Contest begins on December 7, 2020 at 12 a.m. (ET) and ends with the announcement of winners on March 16, 2021 (sponsor will notify the winners on or by March 9, 2021). There will be a total of two grand prize winners and each will receive a U.S. $500 grant in the form of a check from Sister’s Alliance. To view the Grant criteria and begin the application process, entrants can visit sistersallianceindy.com/contest.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.

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