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Eric Willis

EMBA 2015
Director of Marketing
Nestlé Purina PetCare
“The program makes you think differently about the challenges that you're faced with addressing at work.”

​“As a result of the program, I've definitely grown. It makes you think differently about the challenges that you're faced with addressing at work.”

Real-world applications

“The program itself is awesome. The professors are excellent, and the curriculum is challenging.

As a result of the program, I've definitely grown. It makes you think differently about the challenges that you're faced with addressing at work.”

Why he chose WashU

WashU’s reputation as a top-tier institution was the biggest allure for Willis.

“I talked to a number of other people that had gone through the program, and they had nothing but glowing things to say. The reputation of the school is the primary reason that I decided to go to WashU. I knew that the professors were good. I knew the curriculum was challenging.”

Building networks

Willis didn’t only benefit from the knowledge of his professors—but also his peers: “You learn just as much from the other people in the class, and I think that's something that is unique to a program like WashU.”

“I walked into the program not knowing a single person, and I walked away with a group of people that I would consider to be some of my closest friends and a network that I would have otherwise never had.”

Eric Willis

Director of Marketing, Nestlé Purina PetCare

Previous Employment

Order & Revenue Management, Sales, and Marketing, Nestlé Purina PetCare

Background

Education: BSBA, Marketing Emphasis, University of Missouri, Columbia