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Apr 16, 2021

A Debrief of March Madness: Post-MBA Employer Edition

In March 2021, we selected 32 notable companies to go head-to-head in our first-ever Post-MBA Employer Edition of March Madness. These firms were selected and seeded into the bracket based on their popularity with Clear Admit’s registered users – so we had our own predictions about how things would unfold.... Read more »

May 13, 2020

Real Humans of Adobe: Adrienne Tsai, Northwestern Kellogg ’18, Product Marketing Manager

Chances are you’ve needed to review a PDF this week—and if you have, you’ve used an Adobe product to open it.  In addition to their Acrobat Reader, Adobe Inc., an American multinational computer software company, is also known for Photoshop, Illustrator, Creative Cloud and more. The creative and business range... Read more »

Apr 14, 2020

Real Humans of Amazon: Roshni Naidu, Wharton ’18, Senior Technical Product Manager

“Alexa, what is the weather today?” “Hey Alexa, play some 80s classics.” “Alexa, how many tech products does Amazon have?” Amazon, the largest online retailer and AI assistant producer, is a part of most people’s daily lives.  Hundreds of millions of people shop on their dot com, while countless others... Read more »

Apr 13, 2020

Real Humans of Google: Senyo S. Abotsi, Wharton ’19, Product Specialist

Google has seven products with 1 billion users, and countless more products being ushered from ideation to development and delivery.  Their product management teams work on new technologies, platforms, consumer facing products, and/or enterprise systems.  Being in charge of product execution entails leadership, teamwork and superior management skills, among others... Read more »

Apr 8, 2020

Real Humans of Apple: Kristin Glaspie, Wharton ’18, Supply Demand Management

The MBA experience can be a transformative one, opening up doors and ideas one may not have considered pre-business school. For Kristin Glaspie, Wharton MBA ’18, she expected to return to consulting post-MBA. But then, her internship during business school shifted her path to operations at Apple.  Majoring in operations... Read more »

Apr 7, 2020

Real Humans of Microsoft: Steven Lipner, Wharton ’18, Account Executive for Commercial Enterprise

Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft began there just about 45 years ago.  In the mid-1980s, it grew to dominate the personal computer operating system space, and has since maintained its stature as a household name.  Through decades of diversification, hundreds of millions of people now use Microsoft’s products.  From development... Read more »

Apr 6, 2020

Real Humans of Amazon: Serhat Pakyuz, LBS ’17, Senior Program Manager – Air Strategy

The business of e-commerce shows no signs of slowing down, and customers demand that delivery services speed up.  While fleets of trucks support the supply chain and drone delivery experiments carry on, cargo planes zig zag the country to ensure Amazon buyers receive their orders in record time.  Amazon branded... Read more »

Apr 2, 2020

Real Humans of Facebook: Jenina Soto, Wharton ’17, GMS Business Planning & Operations Associate

Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook along with a handful of fellow students and roommates while at Harvard College.  Our featured alumna today, Jenina Soto, also spent some time at Harvard (albeit, the Kennedy School of Government) before joining the social media and tech giant.  Before Harvard, Soto earned her MBA at... Read more »

Apr 1, 2020

Real Humans of Google: Rakshit Dhalla, Michigan Ross ’19, Strategy and Operations Manager

We’ve heard from MBA graduates in such diverse positions at Google in our Real Humans: Alumni series.  Google.com is the most visited site in the world, but the company also offers hundreds of services. Rakshit Dhalla, Michigan Ross MBA ’19 and strategy operations manager, deals with supporting related offerings for... Read more »

Mar 31, 2020

Real Humans of Amazon: Ygal Haenel, INSEAD ’19, Senior Financial Analyst

Amazon identifies 14 leadership principles underlying their operations, problem-solving approaches and team ideations. Some examples include ownership, frugality, learn and be curious, think big, and dive deep.  “Hire and develop the best” is another principle that Ygal Haenel, INSEAD MBA ’19 and senior financial analyst at Amazon, recognized during their... Read more »

Mar 30, 2020

Real Humans of Google: Sam Breslow, NYU Stern ’19, Technical Account Manager for Cloud Professional Services

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way we conduct business and much more.  The days of floppy and Zip disks are long gone—many have probably only seen them in memes, while some of us still remember needing that flimsy piece of plastic to play Oregon Trail in grade school.  The present... Read more »

Mar 25, 2020

Real Humans of Apple: Andrew Kwan, NYU Stern ’19, Supply Demand Planner

There are over one billion active Apple products in the world right now.  Extensive supply chain management enables this continued reach.  Being part of the supply chain teams can also require advanced management and analytical skills, like the ones Andrew Kwan honed during the MBA program at NYU Stern.  In... Read more »

Mar 24, 2020

Real Humans of Google: Andrew Dunckelman, HBS ’14, Head of Impact and Insights

Google is not just a dot-com that we visit for any and all information—it’s also a dot-org with philanthropic efforts and goals.  Google CEO Sundar Pichai has set a five-year goal of awarding $1 billion in grants supporting education, equity, and entrepreneurship.  When it comes to directing and measuring Google’s... Read more »

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 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 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 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 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

Amazon Shakes Up B-School Recruiting for MBAs

Amazon has started recruiting MBA talent from a broader base of business schools and conducting interviews virtually, shaking up their longstanding practice of sending company reps and executives to select leading b-school campuses.  Instead of only hiring MBAs from elite business schools, the tech giant is now reaching out to... Read more »

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MBA LiveWire

Rejected at U. Chicago Booth via portal.
GMAT: 770. India.
Rejected at Harvard Business School via portal.
GMAT: 770. India.
Rejected at UPenn / Wharton via portal.
GMAT: 770. India.
Interview Invite to Cornell / Johnson via email.
India.
Interview Invite to Dartmouth / Tuck via email.
Latin America.

MBA DecisionWire

Ric
Enrolled: Rice / Jones
Admitted: NYU Stern, Rice / Jones, UT Austin / McCombs
GRE: 315 GPA: 3.79
Post-MBA Career: Technology
ND
Enrolled: Notre Dame / Mendoza
Admitted: IESE, Notre Dame / Mendoza
GMAT: 690 GPA: 3.34
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
Haa
Enrolled: Berkeley / Haas
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas
GRE: 326 GPA: 3.8
Post-MBA Career: Non Profit/SI
ND
Enrolled: Notre Dame / Mendoza
Admitted: Notre Dame / Mendoza
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.3
Post-MBA Career: Consulting

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