This post is a part of the Student Spotlight series where we highlight a current Anderson student or alum to learn about his/her experiences at Anderson.
UCLA Anderson Class of 2019
UCLA Anderson MBA Class:
Q. Introduce yourself to your classmates!
A. Hello — I'm looking forward to spending the next two years together, learning from your past experiences, and creating new experiences together! Career-wise, I've worked in marketing for an established organic grocery delivery company in Boston and a FinTech start up in San Francisco and am excited to pivot into Consulting after Anderson.
Q. Why did you decide to attend UCLA Anderson — #whyAnderson?
A. To me, UCLA Anderson represents an opportunity to learn alongside some of the most successful, innovative, and ambitious young business men and women in the country. It's a chance to pivot my career and maintain better control over its trajectory.
Q. What are you most excited about at UCLA Anderson?
A. I'm excited (and a little nervous) to get back into the classroom and hit the ground running. Getting ready to start prepping for case interviews and enter casing competitions, joining Management Consulting Association (MCA) and Strategy & Operations Management Association (SOMA), and also Net Impact. I'm also planning to participate in Joint Ventures, Anderson Eats, the Triathalon Club, and maybe the Outdoor Adventure club or Soccer Club.
Q. Why did you decide to pursue an MBA degree?
A. I feel like I sort of "fell in" to marketing and have been looking for an opportunity to be more intentional about the trajectory of my career. I'm hoping to get some experience in Management Consulting so I can eventually work with socially and environmentally responsible small businesses in the food industry.
Q. What is a piece of advice you have for a prospective applicant?
A. Use the application time to do some real self reflection. Understand *why* you really want an MBA and what you plan to do immediately after graduation and 5-10 years after. Don't let rankings get into your head too much — look for schools with proven records helping other students make similar transitions that you are hoping to make.