“I enjoyed the welcoming community of the students, alumni, and staff at CBU. When my mentor encouraged me to participate in the MBA program, I did not feel ready. After visiting the school, the CBU staff and students made me feel so welcome that I was excited and ready to apply. Once classes started, I had a chance to meet my cohort and bonded extremely well. We are fortunate that eight years later, we still remain in touch. I was able to find a community within CBU that extends to this day.”

Prior to his earning his MBA at CBU, Jared Bulluck graduated from the University of Memphis with a BBA in 2010. While at the University of Memphis, he became motivated to get to know his Memphis community through the Memphis Institute for Leadership Education (MILE) Program, where he helped to create a community-wide pep rally called the Spirit of Memphis. The Spirit of Memphis helped to throw 27 pep rallies across the City of Memphis in three days, reaching over 10,000 people. Jared then began an internship at MPACT Memphis, working to keep young professionals in the City of Memphis. From MPACT, he moved to an intern position at Leadership Memphis — where he was named a FastTrack Class Graduate in Fall 2010. After graduating from the UofM, Jared held several fulltime positions at Leadership Memphis, including Programs and Communications Assistant and Program Coordinator, and was serving as Director of Community and Alumni Engagement when that mentor convinced him to enroll at CBU for his MBA.

Jared was promoted to Director of Operations at Leadership Memphis in 2019, and in 2021 took on a new position as Director of Development at the Memphis Museum of Science and History (MoSH). In his current role, Jared seeks out new partnerships for the various civic properties included in MoSH, such as the Pink Palace, Lichterman Nature Center, Mallory Neely House, and Magevney House.

Jared’s entire professional career has been involved with service to the community, but he has also volunteered as a member of the Mayor’s Riverfront Task Force and the Shelby County Young Professionals Council. He was named to The Memphis Flyer‘s “Top 20 Under 30” in 2018, and he was recently licensed as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

Overall, the MBA experience allowed me to become a well-rounded leader and employee. We were able to learn many different business approaches in a quick period that I was able to apply to my job immediately. From learning how to read financial statements, business theories, marketing strategies, and accounting principles, this experience brought me the tools and knowledge to make strategic business decisions. I am really grateful for my experience at CBU and look to get more involved with the alumni and current students. CBU helped make me what I am today, and I look to pay that back to others.