“To educate leaders for business and society.” Just as it’s a part of Yale SOM’s mission, it’s also a part of me. A sense of service was central to my childhood, whether it was helping out family friends, going on mission trips, volunteering at soup kitchens, or building homes with Habitat for Humanity. In college, I was on the executive committee for an organization that raises money for children’s hospitals, and my sorority raised money for the same cause. After college I began a career in hospitality and I enjoyed making clients’ events memorable, but the role lacked the depth and potential to make an impact that I craved.
I decided, like many of you, to pivot my career by going to business school. I went to Notre Dame (Mendoza) for my MBA because, like Yale, it’s a school that puts great emphasis on ethics and society with its mission to “ask more of business.” There, I learned what it meant for an organization to both do good (for society) and do well (financially), no matter which sector an organization is a part of. I traveled the globe to meet with executives from multinational corporations in China, family businesses and startups in Chile, and politicians and NGOs in Brazil (similar to Yale SOM’s International Experience course).
During my time in business school, I realized I truly enjoyed the job-search process (weird, I know) and helping my peers discover their ideal job. Instead of searching for a role in the corporate world, I began exploring career development roles in top business schools, and I found my ideal job at Yale SOM in the Career Development Office (CDO). I spent two years in the CDO working with students to prepare them for the job-search process and supporting student-led job treks domestically and internationally all the while becoming more passionate about our community here at Yale SOM. In my new role in Admissions, I get to share my passion for Yale SOM’s mission—one that students, faculty, and staff live every day—with prospective students who are seeking the right fit for their business school experience.