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Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston '04 '06S (MBA)

Major: Health and Society
Company: Great Wines. Great Times.
Title: Proprietor
Field of Work: Other

What do you do?

I own an in-home/business wine tasting and wine education business that focuses on making wine fun and interesting to consume.

How did you become interested in your field?

I started working at a winery in 2012 and quickly noticed a lack of education in the field.

What, if any, additional education (degree, discipline, institution) have you earned?

MBA from the Simon School of Business.

What skills are vital for success in your field?

Communication, continued education, marketing, public speaking, networking.

What experiences, internships, study, or previous jobs helped you get to your current position?

Working at a winery. Completing my Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) advanced degree.

What advice do you have for current students interested in your field?

Never stop learning. The second you stop educating yourself on your interest is the second that your competitor beats you to it.