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Meet Jessica Hampton: Online MBA Student Spotlight

March 26, 2021
OMBA Student Spotlight: Jessica Hampton

“I always wanted to be in the [University of Louisville] business school,” shared Jessica Hampton, online MBA student and marketing specialist for Molina Health Care. “I did graduate [from UofL] with my Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2012, but being that I am now a wife, and my kids are a little older, I felt the time was right to pursue my MBA.”

Timing was a major factor in Hampton’s decision to pursue her MBA. The rise of COVID-19 in the United States and subsequent remote work requirements allowed her to begin this academic journey. “I have been able to work from home, and when the opportunity arose for me to complete my degree online, I couldn’t let the opportunity pass.”

The benefits of online learning are many, according to Hampton. When asked what experiences have meant the most to her throughout her program, she shared that “if this program were offered in person, I would not have the time to be with my family as well as get to know students across the world…I have built some valuable relationships during this time.” Hampton also appreciates the work/life balance the virtual course structure provides, allowing her to better balance her personal and professional life while also pursuing her graduate degree.

“I love my sorority sisters and the work we do. My favorite aspect is service, which is one of our founding principles.”

Hampton is not all business, but even when she is having fun, she embodies leadership and service to others. “I am a certified Zumba instructor…I currently teach twice a week,” she shared when asked what she prefers to do to relax. “The name of my class is @2BADZumba. The B.A.D. stands for Beautiful And Determined or Bold And Distinguished.”

Dedicating herself to helping others is a running theme for Hampton, evidenced not only through her relationship-themed podcast with her husband, We ain’t Goals, but also through her role as editor for the Executive Board of the Eta Zeta chapter of her sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. “I love my sorority sisters and the work we do. My favorite aspect is service, which is one of our founding principles.”

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