The Touch MBA Admissions Podcast
About This Show
Get an inside look at how top business schools assess candidates. Interviews with Admissions Directors & students from the world's top ranked MBA programs. Strategies and tips on how to craft a successful application. Straight talk on how to find and get into your target MBA programs.
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#111 MBA for Entrepreneurs - Worth It?
5 days ago
Many MBA applicants are interested in entrepreneurship, but have trouble reconciling the cost of an MBA with their goal of starting a business. Darren invites 2 recent Wharton MBA graduates, Alex Kubo and Renata Arauz De Stefano, to discuss if an MBA helps you become a better entrepreneur. Alex currently works at Burrow.com, a Y Combinator backed startup in New York City, and Renata started Mwayi, a fashion social enterprise that brings customized, African-print apparel to US consumers.How helpful is an MBA for starting your own business? For joining startups? How can you make the most of your MBA experience if you have entrepreneurship goals? Is it tough to go this route when your peers are getting high paying jobs? Can entrepreneurship be taught? Listen on to get the perspective of 2 students who started organizations during their MBA.About Our GuestsAlex Kubo graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then worked as a Project Manager and Project Engineer for ExxonMobil before attending Wharton, where he majored in Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing. After a summer internship and consulting role at Andela, Alex joined 2 of his Wharton classmates in the Fall of 2016 to help lead Burrow.Renata Aráuz-DeStefano majored in International Relations and French at Tufts University and worked for 4 years at FINCA International in microfinance before heading to Wharton. In her second year, she started Mwayi, a fashion social enterprise. This summer, she will be investment banking for Bank of America - Merrill Lynch.Alex Kubo, Burrow (4:50)Renata Arauz DeStefano, Mwayi (39:15)Episode summary, links and more at http://touchmba.com/mba-for-entrepreneurs-worth-it/Episode SponsorEver wish there was an easier, more affordable way to get your MBA loans? Well now there is. CommonBond is leading student lender, saving members up to thirteen thousand dollars on MBA loans. Learn more at http://CommonBond.co/TouchMBA.CommonBond Lending LLC, NMLS number 1175900.
Rated 5 out of
Soh King Lin
Helps me understand MBA admissions perspective
Listening to multiple interviews with Admissions Directors has helped me understand what they are really looking for and how I can improve my application. A good complement to attending MB infosessions.
Date published: 2015-06-10