Jiminez, Caroline

Caroline Jiminez

Evening MBA '17 (expected)

Caroline is a member of the Council of Graduate Students in Business and is part of LSB’s Evening MBA program, expecting to graduate in 2017. She is working at Boeing while pursuing her graduate degree at Santa Clara – her dream school since the 4th grade, when she did her California Mission project. Learn more about her:

When was the first time you became interested in business?
I’ve been interested in business since I was very little - most children ask for toys from Toys R Us for birthdays and holidays, but I asked for "toys" (i.e. scanner, printer, label maker...) from Staples because I wanted to learn the equipment I would use in the business world.

What drew you to participating on this council?
The opportunity to create meaningful friendships with my fellow classmates.

What are you hoping to accomplish through this student council?
I’d like to see increased engagement with students and alumni. The knowledge shared by our current and former students is so vast and would be a shame to waste.

How has your perspective on business changed as a result of furthering your education?
Technology and business practices are constantly changing and kaizen (continuous improvement) is imperative.

How do you think things will change for you once you've completed your degree?
The knowledge I will leave SCU with will help transcend the glass ceilings at my work.

What do your best days usually include?
Spending time with my fiancé and eating sushi.

What business person, living or dead, do you admire most and why?
Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese activist for human rights and political freedom. Despite being under house arrest and mistreated by the Burmese government, she still practices non-violence protests.