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Last Updated Apr 27, 2021 by

Real Humans of Procter & Gamble: Steve Van Vechten, Cornell Johnson MBA ‘20, Senior Brand Manager, Bounty

The quicker, picker upper — finish that slogan! If you said “Bounty,” you’d be correct. Bounty is an American brand of paper towel that is manufactured by Procter & Gamble. First introduced in 1965, it has become one of the most popular paper towel brands known for its absorbency and strength, not to mention its many famous slogans, commercials and campaigns. P&G is known for pioneering brand management and cultivating great business leaders — but what is their secret? Steve Van Vechten, Cornell Johnson MBA ‘20, wanted to find out. After an energizing summer internship at P&G, Steve transitioned into... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 22, 2021 by

Real Humans of Ford: Julia Hawley, MIT Sloan ‘17, Global Strategy Manager

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s degree programs are among the most selective in the world, and its business school is no exception. The MIT Sloan School of Management’s MBA program aspires to develops leaders who make a difference in the world. It is an environment in which innovators come together to solve the most complex problems and bring solutions out into the world to improve today and advance tomorrow. As someone who inspires to be an agent of change, MIT Sloan proved to be the perfect environment for Julia Hawley, MIT Sloan MBA ‘17. Beyond gaining imperative business skills, acquiring global... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 21, 2021 by

Real Humans of AB InBev: Alex Roussel, London Business School ‘20, Global People Manager

Anheuser-Busch InBev, commonly known as AB InBev, is a multinational drink and brewing company with a portfolio of over 400 beer brands. Based in 16 European countries, AB InBev has five different business units in 12 different time zones with 28 total breweries. To achieve a scale this large, AB InBev has dreamed big — and it inspires its employees to do so as well. That’s what attracted Alex Roussel, London Business School MBA ‘20, to the company.  Alex Roussel, who was born in Guernsey, attended university in London and worked in Singapore and Australia, wanted to continue his international... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 14, 2021 by

Real Humans of Johnson & Johnson: Joe Velli, NYU Stern ‘19, Associate Brand Manager, Listerine

Switching careers can be a challenging endeavor, but an MBA can help make the transition more seamless and open new doors at the same time.  In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we hear from Joe Velli, NYU Stern MBA ‘19, on how his MBA helped him pivot from financial services toward a general management opportunity to further his professional aspirations. During his business school experience, Joe Velli had the opportunity to intern at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health for several months on a small brand the company had acquired a few years prior. He enjoyed the company’s purpose, culture,... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 13, 2021 by

Real Humans of Nissan Motor Corporation: Ruiyi Chen, Duke Fuqua ’19, Product Strategist

Digitization, increasing automation, changing business models, and new climate goals are revolutionizing the automobile industry. One of the key players of the global auto revolution is Nissan, a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer. As one of the largest automakers globally, Nissan strives to make cars that change the world. As a Product Strategist at Nissan, Ruiyi Chen, Duke MBA ’19, aims to be a part of this impact, which is also why he decided to obtain his MBA at Duke. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we hear how Ruiyi Chen has combined his understanding of technology with business skills... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 7, 2021 by

Real Humans of General Mills: Matt Lieberman, Chicago Booth ‘18, Associate Brand Manager

When scanning over your cereal box, you’ll probably see the infamous “General Mills” logo plastered on it. With more than 100 brands in more than 100 countries on six continents, General Mills is one of the world’s leading food companies whose purpose is to make food the world loves. From Cheerios to Pillsbury, our pantries are full of their portfolio brands. One foodie allowed his passion to lead him to this multinational manufacturer and marketer, and as an Associate Brand Manager, he is getting to know these popular brands inside and out. That foodie is Chicago Booth MBA graduate Matt... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 6, 2021 by

Real Humans of Johnson & Johnson: Grace Babula, Northwestern Kellogg ‘19, MedTech Marketing

Johnson & Johnson is the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company. For over 130 years, J&J has developed medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and consumer packaged goods to advance human health and well-being. With over 130,000 employees across the world, J&J relies on scientists to research and develop new products, and marketing professionals to uncover market insights and make sales to patients, consumers and medical professionals around the globe. Some employees, like Grace Babula, Kellogg MBA ‘19, have training in both!  In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we hear how this trained chemist got the tools, credentials, and flexibility she... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 31, 2021 by

Real Humans of Ford: Matt Simpson, Harvard ‘17, General Manager, Exports

Working as a General Manager for Ford is a dream come true for any automotive enthusiast. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we hear from Matt Simpson, Harvard MBA ‘17, about how pursuing and obtaining his MBA from Harvard University helped him reach his life-long goal.  As a former consultant, Matt Simpson learned that he wanted to own the results and sought to better round out his skill sets to be able to effectively run an organization, rather than just just advising it. Harvard Business School’s focus on preparing future general managers made it the ideal choice for Matt.... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 30, 2021 by

Real Humans of Nike: Margaret Souther, Wharton ’20, Manager of Global Member Growth, Lifecycle Strategy

Just do it! Nike’s mission is about doing everything possible to expand human potential, from innovating sports and creating sustainable products, all while striving to have a positive impact in communities. Nike has become one of the largest and most recognizable athletic brands on the planet; and as the world’s largest supplier of athletic shoes and apparel, it’s a first choice for many graduates across business schools. One alumna who gravitated toward this brand is Margaret Souther from The Wharton School. With a passion for sports and an appreciation of forward-thinking, Margaret Souther, Wharton MBA ‘20, knew that working for... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 24, 2021 by

Real Humans of GSK: Carrie Salmon, NYU Stern ‘19, Associate Brand Manager, Sensodyne Franchise

GlaxoSmithKline, a science-led global company has a deep awareness of the role its products play to improve the lives of its consumers. Besides developing and producing vaccines and medicines for a wide range of medical disciplines, for more than 160 years, GSK has been responsible for some of the world’s most renowned consumer healthcare products, including Advil, Centrum, Emergen-C and Tums. With operations in over 100 countries, this pharmaceutical giant’s image is well-known, and that’s what drew Carrie Salmon, NYU Stern MBA ’19, to the company. Carrie Salmon, who currently works with the Sensodyne portfolio as an Associate Brand Manager, hasn’t... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 23, 2021 by

Real Humans of Tesla: Jia Huang, Cornell Johnson MBA ‘20, Business Operations & Finance Associate

Tesla, Inc. was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers looking to prove that electric vehicles could be better, quicker and more fun that their gas-powered counterparts. The company strives to rid the world of fossil-fuel vehicles to work towards achieving a zero-emission future. Tesla’s steadfast mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy is what attracted Jia Huang, Cornell MBA ‘20, to the company.  His business degree from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell provided him with the perfect combination of communication and business strategy classes to help him be successful in his... Read more »

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