Meet Rutha Shah! Rutha is pursuing an MBA with an emphasis in Marketing and Global Business. She has been thriving in the Argyros School’s personalized education structure as it has allowed her to create meaningful relationships with her cohort and have one-on-one interactions with professors which has improved her learning!

Rutha’s Chapman Experience

Rutha says she chose Chapman because she knew it would be a great place for her to succeed and have a great experience. So far, she has proven herself right! Rutha has developed a variety of skills from being in the MBA program, some of which include leadership, analytical and strategic thinking, problem-solving, communication, global business awareness, and financial acumen. Her favorite memory at Chapman is being part of the Summer 2023 Global Business Trip to Scandinavia led by Dr. Myhr! “Sweden is one of the best places I visited, I definitely want to go back,” she says.

Rutha’s Professional Experience

Prior to starting her journey at Chapman, Rutha worked for a variety of companies, mostly in roles that were focused on marketing and/or events management. As an Argyros student, Rutha has the opportunity to attend many networking events and they have proven to be lucrative for her as she landed two internships from attending these events. Rutha worked as a Marketing Intern for Sunday Brunch Agency and as an influencer Marketing Intern for Power Digital Marketing.  She is now working for Power Digital’s Affiliate Marketing team. Her long-term career goals are to work in marketing in the beauty or fashion industry and says “I’d love to become a Chief Marketing Officer for a company or own my own cosmetics line.”

Rutha’s advice for incoming students:

“My experience at Chapman has been unlike any other. I truly believe to make the most of your experience you have to find ways to get involved and take time to get to know those around you!”


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