Sports are Alia Tabet's passion. While at Simon, she parlayed an internship with the National Basketball Association into a position in International Business Development and Analysis/Digital Productions Department for the world's preeminent professional basketball league. Most recently, Alia made a move to the National Football League, where she continues to move the chains of her professional career as manager of the Digital Media and User Acquisition Department.
An Orange County, CA, native, Alia was attracted to Simon by the small class sizes, quantitative-based course work, and the opportunity to study on the East Coast. The Simon Soccer Club also was a big draw for Alia, who was the team captain, as well as vice president/special events of the Graduate Business Council and a member of the Simon Tennis Club and Simon Entrepreneurs.
"I appreciated the international diversity of the school and enjoyed traveling with the soccer team and playing in tournaments with other business schools from around the world," Alia says.
Alia says her Simon experience has affected her career path by helping to provide her with the skills and confidence to handle more challenging and robust work assignments. She gives Simon faculty high marks. "Pricing with Professor Shaffer was really interesting, and I enjoyed Professor Seidmann's class for its variety. The Brand Workshop with Professor Nelson was very useful."