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Last Updated Apr 7, 2022 by

Real Humans of Apollo: Maria Fernanda Yglesias, Northwestern Kellogg MBA ’21, Healthcare Credit Associate

Founded in 1990, Apollo is one of the largest asset managers serving many of the world’s most prominent investors. Having worked in banking previously, joining the company was an easy decision for Maria Fernanda Yglesias, Northwestern Kellogg MBA ’21, when she was offered a full-time position. In this edition of... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 5, 2022 by

Real Humans of Apple: Ruth Adu-Daako, Stanford MBA/MS, Closed-Loop Program Manager

In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we hear from Ruth Adu-Daako, Stanford MBA ’18/MS ’19, who explains how her degrees prepared her for her role at Apple. She also offers insights into her non-Apple internships and how those experiences now inform her work as a closed-loop program manager. Ruth Adu-Daako,... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 1, 2022 by

Real Humans of J.P. Morgan: Brian Guo, Cornell Johnson MBA’ 19, Investment Banking

Given Cornell Johnson’s strong job placement in the finance industry, Brian Guo, Johnson MBA ’19, found it to be a natural stepping stone from asset management to investment banking at J.P. Morgan. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Brian talks about his experiences at Cornell Johnson, how the MBA... Read more »

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... Read more »

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