Yale School of Management

Community Profiles

Hernan Gomez ’19

Master of Advanced Management
Industry: Energy

You’re set up to be the leader and expert in the newest fields when you leave SOM, and that is definitely an advantage.

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Katherine Cattanach ’20

MBA
Industry: Finance

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.

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Lawrence Koussa ’19

Master’s Degree in Global Business and Society
Industry: Consulting

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.

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Julie Cochran ’20

MBA For Executives Area of Focus: Asset Management
Current Position: Founder, CEO XT Capital Partners
Industry: Finance

My classmates are fascinating people. I love the fact that we have three tracks that are together. I’m going to miss the opportunity to have all of these diverse, expert views.

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Rajashree Guthe ’19

Master of Advanced Management
Industry: Technology

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.

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Noora AlSharhan ’19

Master of Advanced Management
Industries: Finance, FinTech

When I’m among my MAM classmates, I am able to see their different approaches to business through the lens of their cultures and understand how to see the world through their lens.

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Pretty Pratita ’19

Master’s Degree in Systemic Risk
Industry: Finance

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.

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Decio Nascimento ’20

MBA For Executives
Industry: Energy

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.

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Uma Krishnan ’19

MBA
Industry: Consulting

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.

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Edirin Aghoghovbia ’19

Master of Advanced Management
Industry: Energy

Yale hands a microphone to people you might not otherwise get a chance to hear from. I had a chance to meet with Andrew S. Winston, who co-authored the book ‘Green to Gold’ with Professor Daniel C. Esty. It’s been cited in many of my classes as a book that executives follow to make their companies more sustainable.

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Bruna Mazon ’19

Master’s Degree in Global Business and Society
Industry: Finance

I see my work and career as an extension of who I am, and Yale SOM allows me to explore the issues I care about in a meaningful way.

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Tarini Mohan ’20

MBA
Industries: Finance, Nonprofit

Good leadership is about more than always knowing what to do. Having good people management skills is extremely important, because you have to deal with all sorts of people when managing, or even working at, an organization. Our diverse student body helps with developing these communication skills.

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Christina Whatley ’19

MBA
Industry: Impact Investing

Yale SOM was a perfect fit for student government president Christina Whatley ’19, who has an interest in impact investing and a passion for global learning. Two scholarships were “paramount” in her decision to enroll.

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Joe Rigodanzo ’19

MBA
Industry: Consulting

SOM is a community where we help each other. There were probably a dozen second-year students who helped me think through what I needed to do to find the right internship... Alumni, too, were so amenable... They shared the kind of insights you can only get from people in the field.

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Paul Bashir ’19

Master’s Degree in Global Business and Society
Industries: Finance, Consulting

We’re not just learning skills; we’re applying them. We worked in teams on case studies and a consulting project with a financial firm to produce a plan for a new product in under a week. It required us to know our own strengths and where we fit into our teams to produce the best results.

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Olivia Shen ’19

MBA
Industry: Finance

At Yale SOM, we have a very diverse community, with students coming from various backgrounds. But what really stands out is the inclusiveness that I feel at SOM. Because we’re from different backgrounds, we have different ideas, which sometimes leads to disagreements, but people here respect one another’s ideas and have a willingness to learn from different perspectives. That’s what makes SOM such a good place to learn.

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Greg Sutton ’19

MBA For Executives
Industry: Finance

The integrated core curriculum is great because it’s how business actually functions. You may be in the marketing department, but you care about sales. You care about research. You care about engineering. It’s the same with every other department. The fact that Yale SOM aligns its curriculum with the way that things are done in the real world is incredibly valuable.

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