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Jessica Newman ’22


Student Ambassador


MBA Class of 2022


United States 

Undergraduate Institution and Major

Eastman School of Music, Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance; University of Rochester, Bachelor of Arts, English Literature

Pre-MBA Industry

Arts nonprofits, Fundraising & Development, ArtsEmerson

Internship Organization

Consumer Packaged Goods, Brand Management, Procter & Gamble

Clubs and Affiliations

Marketing Club, Media & Entertainment Club, Women in Management Club

Leadership Positions

Marketing Club, Co-President; Media & Entertainment Club, Co-President

Why did you choose to attend Yale SOM?

I chose Yale SOM for a few main reasons. First, given my non-traditional background (opera singer, nonprofit fundraiser), I was drawn to SOM's human approach to its core curriculum, which offers the opportunity to learn about a wide range of functions from different stakeholder perspectives. I was also drawn to SOM's diverse student-body—my peers come from all over the world and have experience in everything from consulting and finance to teaching and curating museum exhibits— so I knew my unique background would be supported here. Finally, I felt 100% aligned with SOM's mission to educate leaders for business and society, and I have been so pleased to find that mission embedded in much of what we do at SOM, from core courses to clubs.

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