STUDENT PROFILE Candace Jasso, Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management MJ
Building a business
Candace Jasso always thought that she would become a lawyer. But after working for nearly a decade in legal-related positions, her career path led her in another direction. In fall 2017, Jasso enrolled in Loyola’s MJ in Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management, a flexible online master’s program at designed for working professionals.
While Jasso’s job experience in the complex field of compliance provided her with a solid base for career advancement, she felt that the in-depth training of a graduate degree program would offer her more opportunities to further her long and short-term professional goals.
“Loyola’s program has been more beneficial than I had even hoped it would be. I am applying the knowledge I gain in courses regularly to my work.”
Loyola’s program met all her needs: the MJ in Compliance and Risk Management program offers students a robust course curriculum in a flexible format that can be completed in just two years. Students can engage with classmates and faculty online and in person; educational immersion weekends are held on campus at Loyola during the fall and spring semesters.
“I travel extensively for work but I have never fallen behind,” says Jasso, who owns a small consulting company. “The live classes and discussion boards have allowed me to interact and learn from my classmates who are also professionals working in the compliance arena,” she says. “In addition, faculty members like Lindsay Dunbar have provided invaluable guidance, advice, and encouragement. I have already applied the knowledge and skills-training I’ve gained in the program to my day-to-day work.”
Jasso plans to expand her compliance consulting services after graduation.
“As the owner of my own business, I am looking forward to using my training and expertise to grow my client base. So far my clients have been very supportive of my decision to further my education and hone my skills in the ever-changing arena of compliance. And I feel more confident in my ability to use my training to serve their needs.”