When Victor Saad looked into getting an MBA, he found himself stuck in the middle of an ongoing debate on the value of graduate-level education. One side claims business school is overly expensive and lacks value; the other says graduate degrees are an important step in learning and help differentiate an individual in the business world.
So Victor did something truly unique: he combined both schools of thought to create a "do-it-yourself MBA," which he appropriately named the Leap Year Project. Over the course of 12 months, the project took Victor on an adventure working for 12 organizations — from a non-profit in his native Egypt to the environmental graphics studio here at NBBJ, where he supported project work for clients that include Microsoft and Google.
While Victor's time at NBBJ was short, he left us with a lasting impression of his character, work ethic, passion and excitement for innovation. So, congratulations Victor! We are inspired by your success and unceasingly optimistic about your future.