Second-year MBA student Oyin Enoch wanted to go to business school. Even though the school she chose to attend was on the other side of the world, it did not stop her from pursuing her dreams. Since she started in the MBA program at the Terry College of Business, Nigerian-born Enoch has won numerous merit scholarships, but she also gives back to the school. She has led business student organizations, and she was recently part of the MBA team from the Terry College of Business that reached the finals of the National Black MBA Association Case Competition, which culminated Sept. 17-18 in Houston with two rounds of competition pitting teams from 35 different MBA programs nationally.
Master of Business Administration with majors in Marketing and Entrepreneurship
B.S., University of Lagos (Chemical Engineering)
University highlights, achievements, awards and scholarships:
I was admitted into the Terry College Business with a merit-based assistantship and was later awarded the Frances Wood Wilson Academic Scholarship. I have been privileged to be elected to lead some MBA student organizations such as the Terry International Business Club as Vice President and later the Graduate Minority Business Association as President. Most recently I was a member of the Terry Case Team to the 2004 DaimlerChrysler NBMBAA Business Case Competition where we were ranked in the top 6 schools beating out other highly ranked MBA programs.
During the summer, I worked with the FedEx e-Channel Marketing team where I had the opportunity to develop e-Commerce solutions for FedEx.com online shipping applications. Currently I work with the Terry Career Resource Center to develop tools that improve students’ post-graduation employment opportunities.
Family Ties to UGA:
My closest friend and family is my wonderful husband, Jide Wintoki, who is in the Finance Ph.D. program of the Terry College of Business.
I chose to attend UGA because…
…the Terry College is a highly-ranked MBA program. In particular, the Entrepreneurship program has received national acclaim with many former students going on to establish successful businesses backed by hundreds of thousands of dollars in venture capital financing. This is particularly important to me since I ultimately plan to establish and manage my own business.
My favorite things to do on campus are…
…to listen to Terry Tunes musical performances on Fridays and to hang out with colleagues at the MBA Lounge in Brooks Hall.
When I have free time, I like…
…spending time with my husband, Jide. We like to watch movies, visit friends and play tennis (we’re really not that good at tennis yet, but we’re working on it!!). I also enjoy volunteering at Habitat for Humanity build sites where I can help to provide affordable housing for people who need it.
The craziest thing I’ve done is…
…whizzing down the zip line at what felt like 200 miles/hour during our MBA orientation ropes course. I’ll never be afraid of anything else again!!
My favorite place to study is…
…on the 4th Floor of the SLC. It’s quiet enough to concentrate yet busy enough so you can take a break to say hi to someone you know.
If I could share an afternoon with anyone, I would love to share it with…
… Hillary Rodham Clinton. I’d like to talk to her about how she maintains a work-life balance given the incredible demands of her career and her family.
If money was not a consideration, I would love to…
…be an exotic cook! I’d try out new and interesting recipes everyday and maybe even invent a few of my own. I’d regularly invite a few (very brave!) friends to try out my latest creations. I’d also travel to every country in the world, meeting new people, trying to understand their cultures, learning new recipes and becoming a true citizen of the world.