With a career in the oil and gas industry, when Gabriela Murillo had an urge to explore new opportunities and industries she looked into pursuing an MBA. The career support at WBS made it the perfect option to support her journey.
What did you do before embarking on your MBA?
I have over five years of experience in the Oil and Gas Industry. My career began in the operations department where I coordinated the logistics of cargo vessels for import and export trades. I was then promoted to the trading desk, where I oversaw the Mexican distillates’ imports strategy.
What promoted you to study an MBA?
Doing an MBA is something that I’d had in mind since I was a teenager, the only question was where and when to complete it. I knew that if I wanted to be an impactful leader, I had to upskill myself. Although I really enjoyed my job, I wanted to explore a different industry but I was not sure where to start. I knew it was the right time for me to pursue my MBA despite the challenges of a pandemic, so I did my research and WBS offered all the support, tools, and modules that I was looking for.
How have the CareersPlus team supported you?
While I was doing my research on different universities, what really caught my attention was the CareersPlus support WBS offers even after completing your MBA. The team was incredibly encouraging and helped me maximise my professional potential by offering candid feedback and pushing me to explore how I wanted to shape my career.
Post MBA, have you realised your career aspirations?
I realised I wanted to pursue a career in consulting after completing my dissertation project with a management consulting firm; I enjoy working in dynamic and challenging environments. During my Partership in International Management (PIM) exchange, I took a course on ’Performance and Progress’ which helped me realise that I wanted to lead transformation in organisations from a progress perspective.
What plans do you have for the future?
In addition to keep improving my skills, one of my goals is to continue adding value to the transformation processes of my clients. In the mid-future, one of my goals is to launch a non-profit organisation for abused women.