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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 »

Mar 12, 2020

Real Humans of Google: Chris Eck, Duke Fuqua ’14, Senior Account Executive

Google is a top employer of MBAs, and we've already heard from graduates taking on roles in product management and engineering.  The tech giant also hires for any and all functions, from marketing to sales and strategy to operations.  In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Chris Eck, a Duke... Read more »

Mar 10, 2020

Real Humans of BCG: Madeleine Macks, Wharton ’18, Consultant

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has been lauded by MBA alumni in this series for its community and culture.  Our featured alumna, Madeleine Macks, Wharton MBA '18 and consultant at BCG, echoed those sentiments and added the value of the scope of projects there.  Indeed, BCG cites expertise in 20 industries—from... Read more »

Mar 9, 2020

Real Humans of Facebook: Bankole Makanju, HBS ’17, Product Manager

Like. Share. Post. Top Stories vs. Most Recent.  Tag Friends. Add to Your Story. No matter what you like to do most on Facebook, at least some part of the social media giant is likely integrated into your daily life.  And, while you peruse pictures of your family and friends,... Read more »

Mar 5, 2020

Real Humans of Deloitte: Vinithra Raveendran, Cornell Johnson ’19, Senior Consultant

Consulting is consistently one of the most popular industry choices for MBA graduates. It's a lucrative lifestyle, and the work is dynamic, engaging and analytical.  Consultants need a full suite of management skills to thrive in the industry—and global firms to provide a landscape of projects to execute. Deloitte is... Read more »

Mar 4, 2020

Real Humans of Apple: Richie Huang, Northwestern Kellogg ’19, Operations Program Manager

Apple is the world's largest tech company. They started with personal computers in the 1970s, then continuously evolved, developing consumer electronics—the iPod, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch and more—that are now ubiquitous. As of January 2018, the world's population uses over 1.3 billion Apple products.  So, what skills does it take... Read more »

Mar 3, 2020

Real Humans of Walmart: Griffin Dowdy, CBS ’18, Senior Manager of Strategy & Programs

Outside of the most popular fields of tech, consulting and finance, MBA graduates pursue careers in myriad different industries—retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, real estate and more. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we hear from a Columbia Business School MBA alum who chose to follow a path in retail.... Read more »

Mar 2, 2020

Real Humans of Amazon: Tolu Alabi, Stanford GSB ’17, Senior Technical Product Manager

Amazon began as an online book retailer in 1994, but now has a branch in every business sector imaginable.  The professional opportunities at the organization are boundless, as Tolu Alabi, Stanford GSB MBA '17 and Senior Technical Product Manager, knows well. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Alabi recounts her... Read more »

Feb 27, 2020

Real Humans of Bain: Rachel Neiger, LBS ’17, Case Team Leader

The MBA is a reliable vehicle for career switchers and, as seen in this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, it can also enhance one's current career path.  Rachel Neiger, London Business School MBA '17 and case team leader at Bain & Co., already knew she would be returning to the... Read more »

Feb 26, 2020

Real Humans of Google: Juan Vasquez, Booth ’19, Android Partner Engineering Strategy and Operations

Most know Google through our computer or phone screens, typing requests next to the magnifying glass or simply saying "Hey Google!" to retrieve instant answers about whatever is on our mind.  But, what is it like to work for the tech giant?  Google employees, affectionately referred to as “Googlers,” collaborate... Read more »

Feb 25, 2020

Real Humans of BCG: Vinnie Sood, Wharton ’16, Project Leader

Curiosity, leadership and the ability to collaborate are just a few of the skills Boston Consulting Group (BCG) looks for when they hire consultants.  In terms of intellectual chops, BCG states that “superior academic credentials are a necessary—but not sufficient—requirement.”  Due to the variety and scope of their projects, BCG... Read more »

Feb 24, 2020

Real Humans of Accenture: Mogbekeloluwa Koye-Ladele, INSEAD ’18, Strategy Consultant

Accenture is a leading professional services company, with operations in over 200 cities in 51 countries, and employing just over a half-million people.  The organization is comprised of five businesses: Accenture Strategy, Accenture Consulting, Accenture Digital, Accenture Technology and Accenture Operations. The INSEAD MBA alumnus profiled in this edition of... Read more »

Feb 21, 2020

Real Humans of Microsoft: Jamell Culler, Michigan Ross ’19, Azure IoT Product Marketing Manager

Microsoft is woven into the fabric of business. You probably even have one of their products open on your computer right now—from Excel and PowerPoint to Word, likely even running on their Windows operating system.  Or maybe you've checked LinkedIn today—a company that Microsoft acquired in 2016. While several long... Read more »

Feb 20, 2020

Real Humans of McKinsey: Cayley Heller, NYU Stern ’19, Associate

The leading consulting firm, McKinsey & Co., staffs globally, putting consultants onto project engagements with five to six team members from other locations around the world.  This lifestyle demands keen adaptability, premier teamwork skills, and, of course, extensive travel.  The "McKinsey way" also involves structured, fact-driven, hypothesis-based processes to deliver... Read more »

Feb 19, 2020

Real Humans of Morgan Stanley: Josh Feit, Cornell Johnson ’19, Investment Banking Associate

The investment bank and financial services firm, Morgan Stanley, is headquartered in New York City, and has offices spanning 41 countries across the Americas, Europe, MENA and Asia.  The industry titan advises hundreds of millions of people a year and has trillions in assets.  The scope and scale of Morgan... Read more »

Feb 18, 2020

Real Humans of Deloitte: Sydnor Gammon, Duke Fuqua ’15, Manager of Healthcare Strategy

When thinking about a career in healthcare, the leading business school Duke Fuqua should spring to mind, as they consistently send the highest percentage of MBA grads into the field.  Deloitte, perhaps best known as a "Big Four" accounting firm, is also the largest healthcare consulting company in the world... Read more »

Feb 13, 2020

Real Humans of Citi: Nicholas Deakin, LBS ’17, VP of Investment Banking

You may have a Citi credit card in your wallet and, if you're a New York Mets baseball fan, you've probably been to Citi Field.  These are just small potatoes compared to the scope and scale of Citi, which is the third largest bank in the U.S. with a market... Read more »

Feb 12, 2020

Real Humans of Apple: Rahul Jolly, INSEAD ’18, Channel Insights Manager

Chances are, you are reading this article on an Apple device.  The firm's technology is ubiquitous, and cultural impact undeniable.  Founded in 1976—legend has it, out of a garage—Apple Inc. passed $1.3 trillion in market capitalization in December of 2019.  They employ over 137,000 people worldwide and corporate headquarters stand... Read more »

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