Mr. Matt Austin

“I am in the process of transitioning from a legal career to a career focused on financing and providing support services to small- and medium-sized enterprises,” relates Matt Austin, a Thunderbird MBA Candidate and Friends for Success intern, who already holds a law degree from Harvard and a BA in economics from the University of Iowa.  “Working with the USAID-Funded Tatweer Project [Friends for Success], which has been a leader in SME development in Jordan, is a great opportunity for me to obtain ‘on the ground’ experience that is applicable to my new career path…I can [also] share my knowledge and skills with a Jordanian business. It is a win-win situation for all involved.”