A business administration graduate from the University of Southern California says she’s considering starting a strike, according to local media.
Rosa Sanchez, who was studying business administration at the University at Buffalo, told local news station WIVB that she’ll be in a strike if her university doesn’t provide more funding.
Sanchez said that she’s going to be striking for the first time as a graduate student this semester, as she hopes to take classes from the Business Administration Program (BAP).
The program has only been open for a few years, but Sanchez said that students have been coming to the program in droves to take their final exams.
She said that the program has a very limited budget and that students often wait weeks to take exams, despite being offered the opportunity to take them in-person.
Sergio Gonzalez, who is a graduate of the program, said that he is going to support Sanchez if she goes on strike.
Shelby Brown, the chair of the university’s Graduate School of Business Administration, said in a statement that she is working with the administration to address Sanchez’s concerns.
“The graduate students of our program are working hard to provide the necessary support to our students, and we are committed to ensuring that all graduate students are able to complete their courses in an affordable manner,” Brown said.
“Our graduate programs are not an easy place to study.
We are working with our Graduate School and faculty to address this issue, and are committed in providing the support that graduate students need.”
Brown also said that, if the graduate students choose to strike, they will be paid.