From music studio to the classroom, MBA student finds pathway for growth

15 Nov

Robert Jones, who worked as a recording engineer in Los Angeles, is now an MBA student in the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business.

After finishing a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, Robert Jones spent a few years helping artists find their voices.

He worked as a recording engineer in Los Angeles, producing, mixing and mastering tracks for gospel, hip-hop and neo-soul artists. It was, in many ways, his dream job. Jones’ detail-oriented nature served him well in that field, where long, uninterrupted hours in the studio are the norm as songs are performed and perfected, but he also saw an MBA as a pathway to professional growth.

“I felt like I also had another set of skills I could utilize,” said Jones, a first-year MBA student in Auburn University’s Raymond J. Harbert College of Business. “[Recording] is an industry that is extremely hard to break into. Your success lies in the people who hear your artist. Your mark is the sound that you’re able to give.”

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