We take a closer look at the MBA and sustainability with Jerry Davis, Professor of Management and Organizations at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Read on for how students at the leading business school can learn about sustainability through the curriculum, initiatives and more. Clear Admit: How does the curriculum for full-time…
Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management MBA Class of 2023 employment report showcases the robust market demand for the class. 285 out of 306 graduates were seeking employment and, within three months of graduation, 94 percent of the class secured employment offers. Ninety-three percent accepted job offers within three months of graduation. The…
Nearly 92 percent of the Yale School of Management’s (SOM) MBA Class of 2023 secured job offers within three months of graduation, according to the latest employment report. Of the 336 graduates, 294 sought employment; 269 were successful in receiving job offers while 261 accepted them. Of those not seeking employment, 16 were company sponsored and…
We continue our dive into the MBA and sustainability with insights from Glen Dowell, the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management & Senior Director of MBA Programs at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Read on for how the leading business school incorporates sustainability into…
With a closer look at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, we continue to shine the spotlight on the MBA and sustainability. Donna Swinford, Associate Dean for Student Recruitment and Admissions for MBA Programs at Chicago Booth, walks us through the sustainability-related features of the school below. Clear Admit: How does the curriculum…
Emory University’s Goizueta Business School has released its MBA Class of 2023 employment report, showcasing impressive statistics that underscore the school’s consistent record of success. Within three months of graduation, 96 percent of the MBA Class of 2023 had received and accepted job offers. Goizueta has maintained a 95 percent or higher job placement rate…
We continue our focus on the MBA and sustainability with insights from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Read on for how the leading business school incorporates sustainability into their curriculum, initiatives and more. Clear Admit: How does the curriculum for full-time MBA students support leadership in sustainability, or how is it evolving…
The Georgetown University McDonough School of Business employment report for the MBA Class of 2023 shows that the new graduates secured record-setting average salaries for the program, reported at $149,256–an eight percent increase over last year’s record-setting class. Roughly 93 percent of graduates received a job offer within three months of graduation and 92.5 percent accepted…
As MBA programs support sustainability, we’re setting the spotlight on how it’s incorporated into their curriculum, related resources for students, and more in our ongoing series. In this edition, we learn about initiatives at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Jennifer Graham from the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative provides insights into sustainability through the school…
Based on their most recent Daytime MBA employment report, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business reports that the Class of 2023 has set a new record in median salary. The median base salary for the Class of 2023 is $175,000, an increase of nine percent over last year’s median. Of the 442 new graduates, 389…
As we continue our series that gives MBA programs the stage to talk about sustainability–how it’s incorporated into their curriculum, related resources for students, and more–we now hear from the NYU Stern School of Business. Clinical Professor Tensie Whelan, Founding Director of the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business, sheds light on how the leading business school is supporting…
In our new series, we’re focusing on sustainability at MBA programs–how it’s incorporated into their curriculum, related resources for students, and more. For this edition, Katherine Baird, Associate Director of the Office of Sustainability and Climate Change at Berkeley Haas, shares how the school has made sustainability a priority. Clear Admit: How does the curriculum…
In this new series, we’re pointing the spotlight on sustainability at MBA programs–how it’s incorporated into their curriculum, related resources for students, and more. For this edition, the Yale School of Management (Yale SOM) digs into how they support sustainability. Clear Admit: How does the curriculum for full-time MBA students support leadership in sustainability, or how…
The NYU Stern School of Business MBA Class of 2023 continued the upward trend of compensation for Sternies, achieving the highest ever mean total compensation and median base salary, according to the new employment report. The median base salary increased $5,000 over last year’s class to an all-time record of $175,000. Average total compensation for…
We continue our new series that gives MBA programs the stage to talk about sustainability–how it’s incorporated into their curriculum, related resources for students, and more. For this installment, Duke Fuqua shares how they sewn sustainability into their school. Clear Admit: How does the curriculum for full-time MBA students support leadership in sustainability, or how is…
The University of Michigan Ross School of Business is celebrating another year of outstanding employment outcomes for its MBA graduates. The MBA Class of 2023 employment report reveals impressive statistics, and for the third consecutive year, the job offer rate has exceeded 95 percent, reflecting the consistently strong performance of Ross graduates. “We are very…
The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University’s Zell Fellows Program has received a $25 million gift from the Zell Family Foundation in honor of the program’s 10th anniversary, creating a permanent home for it at Kellogg. Established in 2013 by the recently passed Sam Zell, the Zell Fellows Program is an “applied entrepreneurial experience”…
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business introduced the MBA Class of 2025 with the latest class profile, noting they are “a group of students who bring academic, professional, and personal diversity to our programs, and who are driven to effect change in the world of global business.” Numbering 258 students, the cohort was selected from 1,428…
The University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business MBA Class of 2025 profile is a striking demonstration of the school’s commitment to bringing together an accomplished cohort with diverse experiences. Out of a class numbering 379, more than 40 percent across the board are women, U.S. minorities, or international students. Here are some…
The 409-member MIT Sloan MBA Class of 2025 was assembled with the program’s goal of building teams of students with a variety of skills and experience. “This diversity is critical to the MBA experience. Together, we benefit from the many perspectives our MBA and LGO students from all over the world bring to the community,”…
The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business has released its MBA Class of 2025 profile. The new MBA cohort numbers 241 students and includes 36 consortium members, 61 Forté MBA Fellows, and 15 dual-degree students, promising to bring a diverse array of experience and perspectives to the program. Out of U.S. students,…
We are excited to begin a new series that gives MBA programs the stage to talk about sustainability–how it’s incorporated into their curriculum, related resources for students, and more. To kick off the series, Harvard Business School (HBS) sheds light on their support for sustainability. Clear Admit: How does the curriculum for full-time MBA students…
The Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business has released its MBA Class of 2025 profile, demonstrating a continuing commitment to diversity. Diverse Demographics Out of 171 students, 36 percent are women. An impressive 49 percent of the class are U.S. minorities. Twenty-six percent of U.S. citizens and permanent residents identify as underrepresented minorities–American Indian/Alaska…
New York University’s Stern School of Business MBA Class of 2025 profile nearly mirrors the record-breaking Class of 2024. The new class earned an average GMAT score of 732, just shy of last year’s record of 733. They also showed their academic strengths with an average undergraduate GPA of 3.61–again, nearly identical to last year’s…
The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business welcomes its MBA Class of 2025, a cohort assembled with an emphasis on “diversity of thought, background, and career objectives.” The 637 enrolled full-time MBAs were selected from a pool of 4,184 applicants. Global Perspective and Inclusion Chicago Booth continues to be a global hub for business…
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Years of Work Experience: 5
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Alex and Graham,
Huge fan of the podcast – I listen every day during my commute! Thank you for all the valuable insights you share. I'd love to get your thoughts on my profile:
First-generation college student, underrepresented minority (URM).
Almost failed out of high school (2.54 GPA) due to a combination of apathy towards education and not realizing what opportunities were available to me if I actually put in a modicum of effort towards my studies.
Associate Degree in Engineering (Community College, 3.61 GPA)
B.S. in Chemical Engineering (Public State School, 3.64 GPA)
M.S. in Computer Science (MCIT Online, University of Pennsylvania)
Just recently accepted. Started in January
5 years as a Naval Officer, Currently a Nuclear Power School Instructor.
Lead a team of instructors (20 direct reports) that is responsible for training the next generation nuclear reactor operators and outputs 900 sailors annually.
Extracurriculars & Volunteering:
Engineering Student Government Senator- impacted 2000+ students through legislation.
Vice President, ChemE club
Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor (1.5 years).
Consultant for a non-profit supporting first-time entrepreneurs.
Short-term: Pivot into the tech industry, ideally gaining experience in product development at a big tech company.
Long-term: Contribute to the edtech space, leveraging AR/VR to transform education.
GRE score: 320 (163Q/157V) after my second attempt. I'm not the greatest at standardized exams and feel like I'm approaching diminishing returns. Going to retake in a few months. Currently working through a GRE course to hopefully make some incremental gains. Open to feedback on the reasonableness of target schools with my current profile.
Additionally, I'm curious how schools would view my application considering I'm already pursuing a master's degree. I've heard that some schools may take this as a signal that I will not be fully committed to their program? My intent is to pivot into tech, and I wanted to complement the MBA with a technical foundation.
Degree in Education and have worked as a teacher in various school settings over the past 5 years in Chicago, Hawaii and Dubai.
I'm thrilled to share a bit about my journey thus far. My professional trajectory has been centered around education, where I've infused sustainability into the heart of my teaching philosophy. From developing innovative curriculum modules to orchestrating immersive field trips, I've strived to cultivate authentic learning experiences that foster environmental awareness among students. I have also wrote and published a children's book on climate change.
In college I volunteered with Alternative Spring Breaks where I was a board member for 3 years and also participated in a cross country cycling trip from NYC to San Francisco as part of a cancer fundraiser with my university.
Beyond the classroom, I've ventured into entrepreneurship and have started two businesses: a Hawaiian shirt company with a women's social enterprise in India and a lemonade business operating at large scale events in the midwest one summer.
Looking ahead, I'm eager to explore opportunities within climate consulting or as a product manager at a climate tech firm.