Yale helps you leverage relationships the university has with organizations to realize your career aspirations.
I think it's increasingly important to understand that businesses in society do not operate in a vacuum. I wanted to build upon the toolkit of business skills that I developed at IE Business School for my MBA and deepen my understanding of more global issues. That's what attracted me to Yale SOM.
The MAM has really allowed me to put the skills I've assembled into practice and provided me with opportunities to study global business issues through different lenses: from the viewpoint of business, government, and even society.
For the MAM practicum, we helped develop a market entry strategy for a B Corp in Asia. I think that experience is valuable, and SOM encourages you to think about both sides of the spectrum: for-profit and nonprofit. Those strategies may be very different, but I think that taking me outside of my comfort zone has made me a better business student.
Yale helps you leverage relationships the university has with organizations to realize your career aspirations. Through Brad Gentry's Natural Capital course, for example, we've spoken to top executives of companies like Alcoa, GE, and Coca-Cola while working on real-world problems those companies are facing. The speakers series held here at SOM and across Yale provide you access not only to leaders, but to their organizations as well, and those networking opportunities have also been key in growing my career.
Interviewed on April 7, 2014.