They conducted an orchestra in Ireland, recruited for investment banking roles, launched their own businesses, and lectured at colleges and universities. In this special short series of five Career Conversations interviews, current students Andrew Jacobs ’22, Natasha Nair ’21, and Pascal Su ’21 produced their own episodes of the podcast, interviewing other current students in the MBA and MAM programs who have had experiences and hold career aspirations that fascinate them. In these conversations, they discuss the career paths that led them to business school, what life is really like at Yale SOM, and what they plan to do once they graduate.
Adhi Murali ’21
Adhi Murali is a second-year full-time MBA student in the Class of 2021. He interned in investment banking this past summer and led the Finance Club this fall. Adhi talks about the recruiting process for investment banking and the role played by Yale SOM’s Finance Club. Prior to SOM, Adhi worked for VMware, helping Fortune 500 clients solve their most challenging technology problems using VMware solutions.
Grace Bergin ’21
Grace Bergin has spent her career in the arts working in music education and as a conductor for choirs, orchestras, and opera. She is an MAM student at Yale SOM and has completed her MBA at UCD Michael Smurfit Business School in Ireland. Grace is interviewed by Natasha Nair ’21, and they speak about how creating and conducting music connects to business.
Linhang Ren ’22
Linhang Ren is a first-year full-time MBA student in the Class of 2022. He is a co-chair of the Internship Fund at SOM and a co-founder of a new food startup that’s part of the Tsai CITY Accelerator program at Yale. Prior to SOM, Linhang was a serial entrepreneur who founded several tech/travel startups. His most recent startup was Touchtrips, a B2B travel tech company that enabled hotel guests to instantly book POI in their hotel room or on their hotel app. Linhang is interviewed by Pascal Su, a first-year full-time MBA student in the Class of 2022. Pascal is an elected senator for the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) at Yale and a leader of the Data Analytics Club at SOM.
Martha Bull ’21
Martha Bull is a second-year full-time MBA student in the Class of 2021. They interned with PepsiCo last summer in their marketing department and is a second-year leader for Out Of Office (SOM LGBTQ+ Affinity Group). Martha discusses their background in the arts, trends in the marketing world, affinity recruiting, and their favorite PepsiCo product. In this podcast, they are interviewed by Andrew Jacobs, a full-time MBA student in the Class of 2022 and first-year Out of Office leader.
Sunny Mehta ’21
Sunny Mehta is an MAM student in the class of 2021. He completed his MBA at HEC Paris. Sunny has always followed his passion, first in politics and now on his startup within the sports industry. Sunny speaks about the upsides and pitfalls of working in politics and how his MBA and MAM degrees are aiding him in his transition to a new industry. Sunny also shares key insights into his entrepreneurial journey and the role Yale SOM has had in transforming his idea and building it into a reality. He is interviewed by Natasha Nair ’21.