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May 13, 2020

Real Humans of Adobe: Adrienne Tsai, Northwestern Kellogg ’18, Product Marketing Manager

Chances are you’ve needed to review a PDF this week—and if you have, you’ve used an Adobe product to open it.  In addition to their Acrobat Reader, Adobe Inc., an American multinational computer software company, is also known for Photoshop, Illustrator, Creative Cloud and more. The creative and business range... Read more »

Apr 21, 2020

Real Humans of Morgan Stanley: Kevin Connors, Wharton ’18, Media & Telecom Associate

Morgan Stanley has three business units: institutional securities, global wealth management, and investment management. It is the third largest bank in the world, based on investment banking revenues in 2019. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, hear from Kevin Connors about the appeal of investment banking, his MBA journey... Read more »

Apr 15, 2020

Real Humans of BCG: Reid Velo, NYU Stern ’19, Consultant

Consulting can be a dynamic career, meeting new clients in new places and solving new business problems every week.  Boston Consulting Group (BCG)—one of the Big Three of the top consulting firms known as MBB—has 90 offices in 50 countries, and therefore no shortage of opportunities to pursue a diverse... Read more »

Apr 14, 2020

Real Humans of Amazon: Roshni Naidu, Wharton ’18, Senior Technical Product Manager

“Alexa, what is the weather today?” “Hey Alexa, play some 80s classics.” “Alexa, how many tech products does Amazon have?” Amazon, the largest online retailer and AI assistant producer, is a part of most people’s daily lives.  Hundreds of millions of people shop on their dot com, while countless others... Read more »

Apr 13, 2020

Real Humans of Google: Senyo S. Abotsi, Wharton ’19, Product Specialist

Google has seven products with 1 billion users, and countless more products being ushered from ideation to development and delivery.  Their product management teams work on new technologies, platforms, consumer facing products, and/or enterprise systems.  Being in charge of product execution entails leadership, teamwork and superior management skills, among others... Read more »

Apr 8, 2020

Real Humans of Apple: Kristin Glaspie, Wharton ’18, Supply Demand Management

The MBA experience can be a transformative one, opening up doors and ideas one may not have considered pre-business school. For Kristin Glaspie, Wharton MBA ’18, she expected to return to consulting post-MBA. But then, her internship during business school shifted her path to operations at Apple.  Majoring in operations... Read more »

Apr 7, 2020

Real Humans of Microsoft: Steven Lipner, Wharton ’18, Account Executive for Commercial Enterprise

Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft began there just about 45 years ago.  In the mid-1980s, it grew to dominate the personal computer operating system space, and has since maintained its stature as a household name.  Through decades of diversification, hundreds of millions of people now use Microsoft’s products.  From development... Read more »

Apr 6, 2020

Real Humans of Amazon: Serhat Pakyuz, LBS ’17, Senior Program Manager – Air Strategy

The business of e-commerce shows no signs of slowing down, and customers demand that delivery services speed up.  While fleets of trucks support the supply chain and drone delivery experiments carry on, cargo planes zig zag the country to ensure Amazon buyers receive their orders in record time.  Amazon branded... Read more »

Apr 2, 2020

Real Humans of Facebook: Jenina Soto, Wharton ’17, GMS Business Planning & Operations Associate

Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook along with a handful of fellow students and roommates while at Harvard College.  Our featured alumna today, Jenina Soto, also spent some time at Harvard (albeit, the Kennedy School of Government) before joining the social media and tech giant.  Before Harvard, Soto earned her MBA at... Read more »

Apr 1, 2020

Real Humans of Google: Rakshit Dhalla, Michigan Ross ’19, Strategy and Operations Manager

We’ve heard from MBA graduates in such diverse positions at Google in our Real Humans: Alumni series.  Google.com is the most visited site in the world, but the company also offers hundreds of services. Rakshit Dhalla, Michigan Ross MBA ’19 and strategy operations manager, deals with supporting related offerings for... Read more »

Mar 31, 2020

Real Humans of Amazon: Ygal Haenel, INSEAD ’19, Senior Financial Analyst

Amazon identifies 14 leadership principles underlying their operations, problem-solving approaches and team ideations. Some examples include ownership, frugality, learn and be curious, think big, and dive deep.  “Hire and develop the best” is another principle that Ygal Haenel, INSEAD MBA ’19 and senior financial analyst at Amazon, recognized during their... Read more »

Mar 30, 2020

Real Humans of Google: Sam Breslow, NYU Stern ’19, Technical Account Manager for Cloud Professional Services

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way we conduct business and much more.  The days of floppy and Zip disks are long gone—many have probably only seen them in memes, while some of us still remember needing that flimsy piece of plastic to play Oregon Trail in grade school.  The present... Read more »

Mar 26, 2020

Real Humans of McKinsey: Allison Howard, Northwestern Kellogg ’19, Associate

While an MBA can enhance your current career path, it can also support a switch to an entirely new one. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we hear from Allison Howard, an MBA graduate of Northwestern Kellogg and current associate at McKinsey.  Pre-MBA, she had a fulfilling career in... Read more »

Mar 25, 2020

Real Humans of Apple: Andrew Kwan, NYU Stern ’19, Supply Demand Planner

There are over one billion active Apple products in the world right now.  Extensive supply chain management enables this continued reach.  Being part of the supply chain teams can also require advanced management and analytical skills, like the ones Andrew Kwan honed during the MBA program at NYU Stern.  In... Read more »

Mar 24, 2020

Real Humans of Google: Andrew Dunckelman, HBS ’14, Head of Impact and Insights

Google is not just a dot-com that we visit for any and all information—it’s also a dot-org with philanthropic efforts and goals.  Google CEO Sundar Pichai has set a five-year goal of awarding $1 billion in grants supporting education, equity, and entrepreneurship.  When it comes to directing and measuring Google’s... Read more »

Mar 23, 2020

Real Humans of Deloitte: Abhinoor Dhull, Wharton ’19, Senior Consultant

William Welch Deloitte opened what would become Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (better known as just Deloitte) in 1845 in a small office in London. Thirty-five years later, the company expanded overseas to New York, eventually landing on Wall Street, then adding branches in Chicago and Buenos Aires. Now, Deloitte operates... Read more »

Mar 20, 2020

Real Humans of BCG: Brierley Penn, LBS ’19, Consultant

In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we jump back into the consulting sector to leading consulting firm, Boston Consulting Group (BCG).  Our featured alumna, Brierley Penn, graduated from London Business School in 2019 and rejoined BCG after graduation.  While many applicants may expect to commit two full years to... Read more »

Mar 19, 2020

Real Humans of Microsoft: Devna Shukla, NYU Stern ’19, Business Development Manager of Monetization

Current CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, is credited with turning the culture of Microsoft around, to a “growth mindset.” The tech giant’s mission statement is now, “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” Similarly, business school is a pressure cooker for development.  From the classes... Read more »

Mar 18, 2020

Real Humans of Amazon: Varun Haralalka, Michigan Ross ’19, Sr. Instock Manager

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Amazon has grown into the world’s largest retailer by annual revenue. In 2018, their sales accounted for 43 percent of all online sales, and the company marked a $1 trillion valuation in 2020. To reach such heights, employees at every level need to contribute innovative ideas,... Read more »

Mar 16, 2020

Real Humans of McKinsey: Jun Guang Da Qu, Stanford GSB ’19, Associate

Most MBAs get their feet wet in consulting interning as summer associates between their first and second school years.  Post-MBA, at McKinsey, graduates usually spend between two and three years at the associate level before evaluation for a promotion to engagement manager. The next step, in three to five years,... Read more »

Essays

Successfully Answer the UT Austin McCombs MBA Application Essays

The MBA application essays only allow you a few hundred words to tell admissions teams who you are, what you offer, and why you should be accepted. It's a lot to fit in such little space. For those ca

Admissions Tip: Word Limits and Character Counts

MBA candidates naturally have a good deal of information they want – and need – to convey in their materials, and getting the important ideas down under restrictive word counts is a difficult task

MIT Sloan School of Management MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2019-2020

The following essay topic analysis examines MIT Sloan School of Management’s (Sloan) MBA admissions essays for the 2019-2020 admissions season. You can also review essay topic analyses for the o

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Interviews

Northwestern Kellogg Interview Questions: Deferred Admission / Adcom / Skype

Walk me through your resume. Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. Tell me about a time when you worked in a diverse team. Why Kellogg? What are your career goals?

MIT Sloan Interview Questions: Deferred Admission / Adcom / Skype

Are there any updates to your application? Tell me a time when you worked with a difficult person. Tell me a time when you demonstrated leadership. Tell me about any advice you've received recently

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 5 / Adcom / Skype

As others have already written, the interview was very laid-back and casual. Elaine was very kind and started with some small talk, which put me at ease. The questions were exactly as others have alre

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Careers and Financial Aid

Real Humans of Adobe: Adrienne Tsai, Northwestern Kellogg ’18, Product Marketing Manager

Chances are you've needed to review a PDF this week—and if you have, you've used an Adobe product to open it.  In addition to their Acrobat Reader, Adobe Inc., an American multinational computer so

Real Humans of Morgan Stanley: Kevin Connors, Wharton ’18, Media & Telecom Associate

Morgan Stanley has three business units: institutional securities, global wealth management, and investment management. It is the third largest bank in the world, based on investment banking revenues

Real Humans of BCG: Reid Velo, NYU Stern ’19, Consultant

Consulting can be a dynamic career, meeting new clients in new places and solving new business problems every week.  Boston Consulting Group (BCG)—one of the Big Three of the top consulting firms k

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