Wharton | Mr. Real Estate Investor
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Military Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 3.9
Ross | Ms. Packaging Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.47
Wharton | Mr. Digi-Transformer
GMAT 680, GPA 4
Chicago Booth | Mr. Private Equity To Ed-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Gay Singaporean Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Ms. CS Engineer To Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.31
Wharton | Mr. New England Hopeful
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Electric Vehicles Product Strategist
GRE 331, GPA 3.8
Columbia | Mr. BB Trading M/O To Hedge Fund
GMAT 710, GPA 3.23
Columbia | Mr. Old Indian Engineer
GRE 333, GPA 67%
Harvard | Mr. Athlete Turned MBB Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Ross | Mr. Civil Rights Lawyer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Stanford GSB | Mr. Co-Founder & Analytics Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.4 out of 10.0 - 4th in Class
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Environmental Sustainability
GMAT N/A, GPA 7.08
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Trucking
GMAT 640, GPA 3.82
Ross | Mr. Low GRE Not-For-Profit
GRE 316, GPA 74.04% First Division (No GPA)
Harvard | Mr. Marine Pilot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.98
Harvard | Mr. Climate
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seeking Fellow Program
GMAT 760, GPA 3
Harvard | Mr. Army Intelligence Officer
GRE 334, GPA 3.97
Harvard | Ms. Data Analyst In Logistics
GRE 325, GPA 4
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Comeback Story
GRE 313, GPA 2.9
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Green Financing
GRE 325, GPA 3.82
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Bangladeshi Data Scientist
GMAT 760, GPA 3.33
Columbia | Mr. MD/MBA
GMAT 670, GPA 3.77
MIT Sloan | Mr. Marine Combat Arms Officer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3

Meet Notre Dame Mendoza’s MBA Class of 2018


Jack Pelzer

University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Midwestern creative seeking new career following somewhat tumultuous relationship with US Treasury Bonds.

Hometown: River Forest, IL

Fun Fact About Yourself: Last year I wrote a musical based on the life of actor Brendan Fraser.

Undergraduate School and Major: Northwestern University, Economics

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

Chopper Trading LLC- Senior Fixed Income Trader

DRW Trading Group- Senior Fixed Income Trader

Peaches and Hot Sauce- Writer/ Creative Producer

The Onion- Features Contributor

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far:Becoming an equity partner in my trading group in 2014

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants?  Get other people to read and critique your essays. Their feedback is worth your embarrassment.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? I’m from the Chicago-area,, so I already knew about the loyalty of the Notre Dame alumni network. What sold me on Mendoza was the small class sizes and emphasis on business ethics. 

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? Dream job? Corporate strategist at a media production company, or better yet owning my own studio. I want to use my experience, both financial and creative, to help independent content creators reach their full potential.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? That I always tried to make my teammates look like rock stars. Success only come when everybody has each other’s back.

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