Meet Notre Dame Mendoza’s MBA Class of 2018

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Natasha Fritz

University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: The Currys are my role models.

Hometown: Chambersburg, PA

Fun Fact About Yourself: I have a Yorkie-Maltese dog named Harper. He is named after Washington Nationals outfielder and reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper.

Undergraduate School and Major: Duke University, Economics

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Aetna, Inc., Sr. Informatics Analyst, 2015-2016; Rite Aid Corporation, Financial Analyst, 2013-2015

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: After only eight months with the company, I was chosen to become the lead on a project that would create and implement a new system tool to be used nationwide by our department. As an informatics analyst, I didn’t have much experience in project management. I was excited to be chosen to lead such a big project and to successfully see it through to completion.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants?  Use an Excel sheet to stay organized during the application process. Create a tab for each school, and make a checklist of all application requirements, important dates (example: preview weekends or networking events), and contact information. Keeping all of this information in one place helped ensure I met all deadlines and made the overall process more manageable.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? I was initially attracted to Mendoza because of the small class size. When I visited the campus, I could see how this created a strong bond between classmates.  Everyone had so much school spirit and was genuinely proud to say they attended the University of Notre Dame. This school spirit makes the alumni network one of the strongest in the world. I’m so excited to be part of this Notre Dame family.

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? My dream job title would be Director of Analytics for a MLB or NBA team. It would allow me to combine my passion for quantitative data analysis and professional sports.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? After I graduate, I would like my peers to say that I was always helpful and always had a positive attitude. I would like to be remembered as someone who made a positive impact on my peers and the Notre Dame community.

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