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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 »

Feb 26, 2020

Real Humans of Google: Juan Vasquez, Booth ’19, Android Partner Engineering Strategy and Operations

Most know Google through our computer or phone screens, typing requests next to the magnifying glass or simply saying “Hey Google!” to retrieve instant answers about whatever is on our mind.  But, what is it like to work for the tech giant?  Google employees, affectionately referred to as “Googlers,” collaborate... Read more »

Feb 21, 2020

Real Humans of Microsoft: Jamell Culler, Michigan Ross ’19, Azure IoT Product Marketing Manager

Microsoft is woven into the fabric of business. You probably even have one of their products open on your computer right now—from Excel and PowerPoint to Word, likely even running on their Windows operating system.  Or maybe you’ve checked LinkedIn today—a company that Microsoft acquired in 2016. While several long... Read more »

Feb 12, 2020

Real Humans of Apple: Rahul Jolly, INSEAD ’18, Channel Insights Manager

Chances are, you are reading this article on an Apple device.  The firm’s technology is ubiquitous, and cultural impact undeniable.  Founded in 1976—legend has it, out of a garage—Apple Inc. passed $1.3 trillion in market capitalization in December of 2019.  They employ over 137,000 people worldwide and corporate headquarters stand... Read more »

Feb 11, 2020

Real Humans of Facebook: Sean Liu, HBS ’14, Director of Product Management at Oculus

Facebook is more than an app for keeping up with friends and family, it is a tech giant with many companies under its umbrella—Instagram, WhatsApp, LiveRail and more. In 2014, Facebook acquired Oculus, which specializes in virtual reality products.  In this edition of Real Humans – Alumni, we catch up... Read more »

Feb 7, 2020

Fridays from the Frontline: Vanderbilt Owen’s Tech Trek

Before joining the workforce, business schools prepare students with hands-on experiences across popular industries.  When it comes to the tech sector, Vanderbilt Owen’s annual Tech Trek gives MBA students first hand exposure to the day-to-day operations of some of the biggest companies in Silicon Valley. In this edition of Fridays... Read more »

Feb 6, 2020

Real Humans of Amazon: Michael Larrenaga, Booth ’15, Manager of Vendor Management

What is the path from A to Z?  How do you leave one industry for another?  Anything you need along the way can certainly be delivered by Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer.  And leading MBA programs, like University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, can ensure you are equipped... Read more »

Feb 3, 2020

Real Humans of Google: Shammi Quddus, Stanford GSB ’18, Product Manager

These days, Google is a ubiquitous verb.  How many teaspoons in a tablespoon? Google it. What was the final score of the Super Bowl? Google it.  What would it be like to work for Google?  Google it—or, rather, keep reading. Founded in 1998 in Silicon Valley, Google began as a... Read more »

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GPA: 3.6. GMAT: 710. Asia.
Accepted from Waitlist at Duke / Fuqua via phone.
GPA: 2.8. GMAT: 640. United States.
Accepted from Waitlist at UNC Kenan-Flagler via portal.
GPA: 2.8.
Waitlisted at Stanford GSB via portal.
GPA: 3.99. GMAT: 750. Chicago.
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Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, Dartmouth / Tuck, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, UVA / Darden
GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.6
Post-MBA Career: MF, Auto, Aerospace
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Enrolled: Stanford GSB
Admitted: Columbia, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB, UPenn / Wharton
GMAT: 770 GPA: 3.8
Post-MBA Career: Undecided
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Enrolled: Harvard Business School
Admitted: Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern
GMAT: 730 GPA: 3.68
Post-MBA Career: Technology
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Enrolled: Undecided
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg
GRE: 320 GPA: 9,46
Post-MBA Career: Technology
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Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, Columbia, Dartmouth / Tuck, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, UPenn / Wharton, Yale SOM
GMAT: 770 GPA: 3.8
Post-MBA Career: Consulting

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