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Last Updated Mar 31, 2022 by

Real Humans of Morgan Stanley: Gabrielle Alves, Michigan Ross MBA ’20, Investment Banking Associate

Morgan Stanley, one of the world’s largest investment banks, has three business units: institutional securities, global wealth management, and investment management. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Gabrielle Alves, Michigan Ross MBA ’20, talks about how b-school helped her land a role there. Though Gabrielle very recently moved to Gap Inc., she talks about the Morgan Stanley recruiting process, what it took to transition from retail to investment banking and more. Gabrielle Alves, Michigan Ross MBA ’20, Investment Banking Associate at Morgan Stanley Age: 30 Hometown: Montclair, New Jersey Undergraduate Institution and Major: Northwestern University, Economics Graduate Business School,... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 29, 2022 by

Real Humans of Disneyland Resort: Casey Brown, USC Marshall MBA ’19, Marketing Strategy Manager

Challenging journeys are a common theme among the Disney classics–Moana, Finding Nemo, Mulan to name a few. Just as Disney characters set out on daring missions, Casey Brown also had a tough dream to achieve: Marketing at Disney. How does one change industries, but also earn the chops for a spot at the best-known resort in the world? In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Casey, USC Marshall MBA ’19, explains how the MBA program prepared her for a pivot to marketing, how she earned the marketing strategy role at Disney and what she wished she knew earlier in her... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 25, 2022 by

Real Humans of BCG: Lilian Izuorah, Duke Fuqua MBA ’21, Consultant

In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we jump back into the consulting sector to leading consulting firm, Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Lilian Izuorah, Duke Fuqua MBA ’21, wasn’t quite sure where she wanted to land for her post-MBA employment when she matriculated at b-school. Read on for how the Duke Fuqua MBA exposed to her a variety of career paths and prepared her for life as a consultant. Lilian Izuorah, Duke Fuqua MBA ’21, Consultant at BCG Age: 29 Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria Undergraduate Institution and Major: University of Benin located in Nigeria, Bachelor in Chemical Engineering Graduate Business School, Graduation Year and Concentration: Duke University... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 24, 2022 by

Real Humans of Bank of America: Chris Shoemaker, Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBA ’16, Investment Banking VP

Get a glimpse into the lifestyle of investment banking, as Chris Shoemaker, CMU Tepper MBA ’16, shares his story of pursuing a role at Bank of America (BofA) through business school in this edition of Real Humans – Alumni. BofA is the second largest banking institution in the U.S. It was founded in San Francisco, though Chris works at the New York headquarters. Read on for his account of the dedication a profession in investment banking takes, tips on landing a role in the industry, how Tepper prepared him for his position and more. Chris Shoemaker, Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 22, 2022 by

Real Humans of Citibank: Anoop Kinjavdekar, Cambridge Judge MBA ’20, Management Associate

Today’s edition of Real Humans – Alumni introduces a management associate at Citibank , Anoop Kinjavdekar, Cambridge Judge MBA ’20. Citibank is one of the “Big Four” banks in the U.S. and a subsidiary of Citigroup. Founded as the City Bank of New York over 200 years ago, the bank now has 2,649 branches in 19 countries. Anoop shares his story from a Citigroup base in Singapore. Below he offers a peek into MBA life at Cambridge Judge, a sense of the work culture at Citibank, and reflection on how he managed to move from semiconductor manufacturing to financial services–and... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 18, 2022 by

Real Humans of Deloitte: Alex McNair, Emory Goizueta MBA ’18, Consultant

Deloitte, perhaps best known as a “Big Four” accounting firm, is also the largest healthcare consulting company in the world by revenue. So when Alex McNair, Emory Goizueta MBA ’18, decided to pivot from higher ed fundraising to consulting, the firm was a natural destination. He now advises life sciences and healthcare clients. In this edition of Real Humans – Alumni, Alex talks about how the MBA prepared him for his new role and why he loves working at Deloitte. Alex McNair, Emory Goizueta MBA ’18, Consultant at Deloitte Hometown: Frederick, Maryland Undergraduate Institution and Major: The University of Alabama, Health Sciences... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 17, 2022 by

Real Humans of Google: Ryan Yu, HBS MBA ’21, Product Manager | Google Cloud AI

MBAs are a vehicle for transformation–whether for your industry, function, geography or whatever else you can dream up–and that’s just what Ryan Yu went to business school for: A new path. Pivoting from consulting to tech, Ryan talks about how Harvard Business School helped him make this change. He also offers insights into landing a product manager role at Google in this edition of Real Humans: Alumni. Read on for his story, career advice and more. Ryan Yu, HBS MBA ’21, Product Manager at Google Age: 29 Hometown: Manila, Philippines Undergraduate Institution and Major: Ateneo de Manila University, BS Management Engineering Graduate... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 15, 2022 by

Real Humans of Bain: Sanchita Shandilya, INSEAD ’21J, Consultant at Bain & Company

Nearly 50 years ago, William Bain, Jr. left BCG to launch what would become another Big Three consulting firm: Bain & Company. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we hear from Sanchita Shandilya, INSEAD MBA ’21, who also embarked on a new adventure to a leading one-year MBA program to launch her career in consulting. Read on for how INSEAD heightened Shandilya’s skills and prepared her for the exciting life of a Bain consultant. Sanchita Shandilya, Insead MBA ’21J, Consultant at Bain & Company Age: 29 Hometown: New Delhi, India Undergraduate Institution and Major: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Graduate Business School,... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 11, 2022 by

Real Humans of Disney: Stephanie Sorensen, Chicago Booth Evening MBA ’20, Senior Associate

From humble beginnings as the “Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio,” The Walt Disney Company (Disney) has grown into a multinational entertainment and media conglomerate. Disney has woven magic and wonder into global culture. Do you remember your favorite movie or cartoon character as a kid? Now, imagine, as an adult, what it would be like to work there. In this edition of Real Humans – Alumni, Stephanie Sorensen, Chicago Booth Evening MBA ’20, delves into her part-time business school experience and reflects on what helped her become a senior associate at Disney. Stephanie Sorensen, Chicago Booth MBA ’20, Senior Associate | Global Business... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 10, 2022 by

Real Humans of McKinsey & Company: Cortne Edmonds, NYU Stern MBA ’21, Associate

McKinsey & Company is the oldest and largest of the “Big Three” management consulting firms and they routinely recruit MBAs for associate positions and more. Within this enterprise of 30,000+ employees, what does it mean to “make your own McKinsey?” In this edition of Real Humans – Alumni, Cortne Edmonds, NYU Stern MBA ’21, explains this concept and much more about becoming an Associate at the leading consulting firm. Cortne Edmonds, NYU Stern MBA ’21, Associate at McKinsey & Company Age: 32 Employer & Title: McKinsey & Company, Associate Hometown: New York, New York Undergraduate Institution and Major: Georgetown University... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 8, 2022 by

Real Humans of Microsoft: Nathalia Borges, Duke Fuqua MBA ’21, Product Marketing Manager | Cloud Business

Satya Nadella, current CEO of Microsoft, 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.” This, among other features of the multinational corporation, drew Duke Fuqua MBA ’21, Nathalia Borges, to pursue her internship and post-MBA job there. In this edition of Real Humans – Alumni, Nathalia shares how the Team Fuqua b-school experience prepared her to become a product marketing manager at Microsoft, insights into her summer internship there and more. Nathalia Borges, Duke Fuqua MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 4, 2022 by

Real Humans of Apple: Jon-Matt Hopkins, CBS ’20, New Product Launch Manager

How long have you waited in line for the new iPhone? How many Apple products are helping you run your life seamlessly? In this edition of Real Humans – Alumni, we hear from an MBA alum making sure these products reach you. Jon-Matt Hopkins, Columbia Business School MBA ’20, tells us about his business school experiences that helped him become a New Product Launch Manager at Apple. Jon-Matt Hopkins, CBS MBA ’20, New Product Launch Manager at Apple Age: 31 Hometown: Morristown, New Jersey Undergraduate Institution and Major: Georgetown University, Bachelor of Arts in Government Graduate Business School, Graduation Year and... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 3, 2022 by

Real Humans of BCG: Steve Neumann, Georgetown McDonough MBA’ 2019, Project Leader

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)—one of the Big Three of the top consulting firms known as MBB—has offices in 50 countries, and therefore no shortage of opportunities to pursue a diverse and lively profession. In this Real Humans – Alumni, we meet Steve Neumann, Georgetown McDonough MBA ’19, who talks about setting his sights on joining BCG and how McDonough empowered him to do so. Steve Neumann, Georgetown McDonough MBA ’19, Project Leader at BCG Age: 30 Hometown: Newtown, Pennsylvania Undergraduate Institution and Major: Georgetown University — Marketing major Graduate Business School, Graduation Year and Concentration: Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, MBA ’19... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 1, 2022 by

Real Humans of Google: Malvi Hemani, Kellogg MBA/MS ’21, Google Product Manager

In Real Humans – Alumni, recent MBA graduates discuss how business school prepared them for the next phase of their careers. In this edition, Malvi Hemani, Northwestern Kellogg MBA ’21, talks about landing the role of Google Product Manager at Google. Google was created in 1998 in Menlo Park, California, and it currently has nearly 150,000 employees and receives more than 125,000 internship applications every year. Read on for how Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management prepared Hemani for the exciting life of a Google Product Manager, her advice to current MBAs and more. Malvi Hemani, Kellogg MBA/MS ’21, Google Product Manager... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 24, 2022 by

Real Humans of Amazon: Stéphane Vukovic, HBS ’21, Country Lead at Amazon Prime Video

In Real Humans – Alumni, we meet recent MBA graduates to discuss how b-school prepared them for the next phase of their careers. In this edition, Stéphane Vukovic, HBS MBA ’21, talks about landing a Country Lead position at Amazon Prime Video. Read on for how Harvard Business School prepared Vukovic for the dynamic life of an Amazon Country lead, his advice to current MBAs and much more. Stéphane Vukovic, HBS MBA ’21, Country Lead at Amazon Age: 29 Hometown: Paris, France (Currently based in London, UK) Undergraduate Institution and Major: HEC Paris, Major in Digital Business Graduate Business School,... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 22, 2022 by

Real Humans of Bain: Brian Khorshad, Chicago Booth ’20, Consultant

We are excited to kick off the next round of Real Humans – Alumni, in which we hear from recent MBA graduates about how b-school prepared them for the next phase of their careers. Brian Khorshad joined Bain & Co. after graduating from Chicago Booth in 2020. Bain was founded in 1973 and employs nearly 12,000 people across 63 offices in 38 countries. As an MBB consulting firm, they advise global and company leaders on issues including private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, finance, operations and more. Read on for how the Chicago Booth MBA prepared Khorshad for... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 16, 2022 by

The Financial Times 2022 Global MBA Ranking: Wharton Returns on Top

The Financial Times (FT) released its rankings of the 100 best MBA programs for 2022. While COVID kept several schools on the bench last year, a total of 151 schools participated in the 2022 edition. “It’s important to remember that COVID took a toll on the rankings last year, but several programs seem to be making a comeback,” says Graham Richmond, Co-founder of Clear Admit. “For instance, six schools in this year’s top 20 were not a part of last year’s ranking due to COVID abstentions. Wharton even storms back to grab the top spot after skipping the 2021 rankings.” Top... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 18, 2021 by

Ohio State University’s Online MBA Program

Over the past year and a half, the restrictions implemented due to COVID-19 put many people’s goals, dreams, and ambitions on hold. Classes were cancelled, acceptances were postponed, and no one knew when to start pursuing their passions again. However, The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business is making sure no student ever has to press pause on their dreams again thanks to its new, highly flexible Online Working Professional MBA. Ohio State’s Online Working Professional MBA is an unparalleled part-time graduate-level educational experience that is personalized, experiential, and transformational. The new online offering provides Working Professional MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 12, 2021 by

Michigan Ross Launches New Pinkert Healthcare Accelerator for Student Entrepreneurs

The University of Michigan has launched many accelerator programs in the school’s history, but its newest is unique in the sense that everyone can relate to this cause. No matter where you come from, everyone has been impacted by COVID–19 in some way over the past year and a half. After watching COVID shake the lives of millions of people, Eleanor and Michael Pinkert decided to take matter into their own hands. The Pinkerts made a generous donation to the University of Michigan, which will fund the Pinkert Healthcare Accelerator program. This program aims to help solve major challenges in... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 29, 2021 by

Emory Goizueta Announces New Scholarship to Increase Representation of Women in Business

Usha Rackliff, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Accounting, teaching an Evening MBA Class. Did you know that women make up more than half of the United States’ workforce? However, women still lag substantially behind men in terms of equal pay and representation in leadership positions. For example, females represent only 7.4 percent of leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies. This statistic shows how women have to fight to prove they are capable and for a seat at the table; but Goizueta Business School wants to change that. Emory University’s Goizueta Business School is giving women some ammunition to help... Read more »

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