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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 »

Nov 2, 2018

Top B-School Deans Gaze into Their Crystal Balls to Foretell the MBA’s Future

A conference last month at Rutgers Business School drew top names in graduate management education to discuss how today’s digital revolution is reshaping the ways business schools teach their students—both in the classroom and beyond. Keynote speakers included deans from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Columbia Business School, the University of... Read more »

Sep 14, 2018

More Columbia Business School MBA Students Learn to Code

Like every other elite business school worth its salt, Columbia Business School (CBS)has seen a huge surge in student interest in programming and analytics courses. It started three years ago when Costis Maglaras, the chair of the Decision, Risk & Operations division of CBS, oversaw development of a new analytics... Read more »

Aug 20, 2018

MIT Sloan Introduces New “Blockchain and Money” Class

A decade ago, only a few people knew what blockchain was. Now, blockchain is a practical part of the financial sector with tremendous potential for transformation. That’s why this fall, MIT’s Gary Gensler, a senior lecturer and senior advisor at MIT Media Lab, will teach a new course entitled “Blockchain... Read more »

Jul 2, 2018

Summer Reading: 10 Top Books on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Stanford Graduate School of Business, UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania are just a few of the leading MBA programs that have been enhancing their course offerings around cryptocurrency in recent months amid increased demand from both current students and recruiters.... Read more »

Jun 12, 2018

UPenn Collaborates with Ripple on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

To support academic research, technical development, and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency, and ledger technology, the University of Pennsylvania earlier this month announced the launch of the Ripple Project at Penn. The project is a new collaboration between the Wharton School, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Ripple, a blockchain-based... Read more »

May 10, 2018

Gearing Up for Orientation: NYU Stern One-Year MBA Programs in Tech, Fashion

As it prepares to welcome students for orientation next week, NYU Stern School of Business has shared preliminary class profiles for its two new specialized one-year MBA programs—the Andre Koo Tech MBA and the Fashion & Luxury MBA. Stern announced the launch of the new May-to-May programs one year ago. The inaugural... Read more »

Mar 16, 2018

Scoring a Job at Salesforce with Your MBA

Salesforce, one of the country’s highest valued cloud computing companies, is actively looking for promising MBA graduates, offering diverse opportunities in tech, business, and sales. Since it’s founding in 1999, Salesforce has been growing wildly, becoming the first enterprise cloud company tor each $10 billion in revenue as of August... Read more »

Mar 6, 2018

What the Relaunch of the Berkeley Entrepreneurship Association Could Mean for Haas MBA Students

Entrepreneurship at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley is getting an upgrade. Right now the university is working to rebrand and relaunch the Berkeley Entrepreneurship Association (BEA). While the newly updated BEA isn’t available yet, it’s in the works and will have many exciting announcements over the next... Read more »

Mar 2, 2018

The Vision Behind the Cornell MBA FinTech Intensive

Fridays from the Frontline Fintech is one of those buzzy, disruptive industries the business world loves to hate and hates to love. But very much unlike their tech brethren—edtech, cleantech, insurtech— the financial services sector, which should by all accounts be shaking in its skivvies about going the way of... Read more »

Mar 1, 2018

Inside Cornell’s MBA Fintech Intensive

Cornell SC Johnson College of Business’ brand new MBA FinTech Intensive is a cutting-edge program with an innovative studio curriculum. Led by Drew Pascarella, a Cornell Johnson lecturer of finance and managing director of Vista Point Advisors, the FinTech Intensive blends hard science and collaborative projects with startups and institutional... Read more »

Feb 27, 2018

7 Top Takeaways from Leading Business School 2017 Employment Reports

There’s been a steady stream of salary and employment data from leading business schools over the past several months as one after another has released 2017 employment reports. We’ve shared a lot of it along the way, including special reports on Kellogg, McDonough, NYU Stern, Tuck, and Stanford. With results from nearly every top... Read more »

Feb 23, 2018

Snagging a Job at Amazon—A Ross Business School Student Shares How He Did It

Fridays from the Frontline Amazon is a leading recruiter of MBA students—indeed, the top hirer on many business school campuses. Among those is Michigan’s Ross School of Business, which has supplied a steady stream of reliable talent to the e-commerce giant. As Amazon’s plans for HQ2 continue to unfold—much to... Read more »

Jan 19, 2018

The MBA Juggle: An Anderson Student on Balancing Social, Academic, and Career Aspects of B-School

Fridays from the Frontline Before coming to UCLA Anderson School of Management, first-year MBA student Julie Mills worked as a customer success manager at software-as-a-service provider Wrike and served in the Peace Corps in the eastern Caribbean. She’s hoping to advance her career in technology upon graduation, and in a... Read more »

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MBA LiveWire

Rejected at Northwestern / Kellogg via portal.
GMAT: 730.
Waitlisted at Michigan / Ross via portal.
GPA: 3.64. GMAT: 730. Florida.
Rejected at Yale SOM via portal.
GPA: 3.44. GMAT: 640. Claremont, CA.
Accepted to Carnegie Mellon / Tepper via phone.
GPA: 3.2. GMAT: 700. Midwest.
Accepted to Stanford GSB via phone.
GMAT: 730. South American - living in Africa.

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Ric
Enrolled: Rice / Jones
Admitted: Rice / Jones
GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
Ric
Enrolled: Rice / Jones
Admitted: NYU Stern, Rice / Jones, UT Austin / McCombs
GRE: 315 GPA: 3.79
Post-MBA Career: Technology
Ric
Enrolled: Rice / Jones
Admitted: Rice / Jones, UNC Kenan-Flagler, UT Austin / McCombs
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.4
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
UVA
Enrolled: UVA / Darden
Admitted: Rice / Jones, UVA / Darden
GPA: 3.8
Post-MBA Career: Technology
Enrolled: Georgia Tech / Scheller
Admitted: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper, Georgia Tech / Scheller, Rice / Jones
GRE: 320 GPA: 3.8
Post-MBA Career: Pharmaceutical

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