Current Position: Vice President, Investment Grade Credit Trading, Goldman Sachs
I want to be a leader who, without words but through actions, exerts an energy that motivates others to become the best version of themselves every day. The Yale SOM community really fosters this spirit.
Current Position: Vice President of Operations, Fair Haven Community Health Care
My goal is to become a leader who’s in a position to create opportunities and programs that can benefit vulnerable communities. In the EMBA program, I’m developing the skill set to do this, but I’m also learning how to promote the innovation and collaboration that are so essential to getting the job done.
I want my career trajectory to ultimately contribute to the success of my home country, Nicaragua. Three months into the MAM program, I’m certain that this has been one of the best decisions of my life.
As students in the GBS program, we’re encouraged to participate in workshops and student-led conferences on campus. Thanks to these events, I’m creating contacts from across Yale, who are helping me learn how to position myself as a leader in a globalized world.
I interned with the Boston Consulting Group. I was assigned to a big strategy case for a food services company. It was very quantitative work, and I was nervous, because I don’t have a quantitative background. There’s no way I could’ve handled this case before my first year at Yale SOM and the core curriculum.
This is a safe space to develop leadership skills. Within the curriculum, almost all of the coursework is team-based, and you learn to facilitate collaboration. I think that goes a long way toward developing leaders.
I’m switching from consulting to banking. This is the point when I’m able to make a career pivot, and the support network to do it at Yale SOM is incredible. The second-year students, especially in the Finance Club, have been so generous with their time and with preparing us for the recruiting process.
It’s not always easy to work with people from different backgrounds, but the GBS has shown me that when you build those skills your team can develop much more valuable, relevant results for the client. I’ve had a real opportunity to build soft skills alongside management skills, and that will benefit me and my career.
My time here has made me fluent in a variety of different kinds of languages. I can speak the language of engineers, business people in finance, and of people outside of the business world who may be impacted by it.
I get a lot of precious insights from my classmates... They share perspectives and ideas on dealing with regulatory issues and systemic risk in their countries, and it helps me see how interconnected the markets are today.
Current Position: Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Richmond Global
I co-founded a sustainability-focused asset management firm in 2016. I needed an executive MBA program where I could learn everything new that was happening in the space of asset management and sustainability, and Yale is very clearly in the forefront.
I’m the student government admissions chair and an admissions interviewer, so I meet a lot of prospective students. I always tell them that the integrated core is really useful for looking at business through a consulting lens.