Hannah Botts recently graduated from the Engineering/MBA dual degree program at the University of Kentucky and will be taking her technical and business skills to Procter & Gamble (P&G) at their corporate headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. P&G boasts dozens of billion-dollar brands for home and health and is the world's largest maker of consumer-packaged goods. Ranked #10 on the list of the World's Top Employers for New Grads by CNN Money and named as one of the World’s Most Attractive Employers for Business and Engineering Students by Universum, Hannah will be working in the Global Internal Audit division as a Financial Analyst.
"The MBA program was definitely a major factor in securing this new position at P&G," says Hannah. "In fact, my new manager also has a degree in chemical engineering so I'm looking forward to working and learning more with her."
The University of Kentucky's Engineering/MBA dual degree is a unique program that intersects technology and business, awarding both the Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Business Administration (MBA) through the full-time, accelerated One Year MBA.
When asked about her experience being an engineer in an MBA program, Hannah said "It certainly forced me to think more broadly in understanding how a business works and how my job impacts the overall business."
The built-in internship called Project Connect is a unique experience in the One Year MBA program at the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics, allowing MBA student groups to work on real-world projects of importance at reputable companies. Hannah was assigned to Brown-Forman (based in Louisville, KY) which is one of the largest American-owned companies in the spirits and wine business. Her team was tasked with a marketing project for a new product development proposal along with an operations project centered around bottling line optimization.
When asked about the most beneficial part of her MBA experience at the University of Kentucky, Hannah said, "The extracurricular opportunities outside of class were amazing for me, such as participating in the SEC Case Competition, attending the National Association for Women MBA (NAWMBA) Conference and all of the different alumni engagement events. I would highly recommend taking advantage of these valuable Gatton-sponsored opportunities to anyone enrolling in this program."
Hannah Botts received her chemical engineering degree at the University of Kentucky in 2017 and then her MBA in 2018. She was very active during her time at UK as the Vice President of Finance for the Phi Sigma Rho, being in the Peer Mentor program, and serving in Student Government Association, Student Activities Board and Student Ambassador in the College of Engineering, along with being a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).