Missouri State University

Chandler Hoovens

  • BS, Marketing - Missouri State University
  • MBA - Missouri State University

Faculty and special events provided real-world network and experience

"Being from one of the top business schools in the Midwest really helps..." 

For alumnus Chandler Hoovens, the marketing management track provided the well-rounded curriculum he was seeking, combining core marketing principles with leadership skills.

And he got many chances to put those classroom skills into practice. For example, when he determined that the Marketing Club would benefit from hosting a signature event, he approached professor Ron Clark about organizing a car show. 

The club partnered with Convoy of Hope. As a result of the car show, the Marketing Club has been able to donate thousands of dollars to the Springfield-based nonprofit. 

Looking back on his Missouri State experience, Chandler believes the exceptional faculty were key to his success. "It's almost impossible to walk down the marketing department without stopping and saying 'hi' to someone who has a door open. It could take me an hour to get from one side to the other if I wanted to."