Meet the Babson Olin MBA Class of 2018


Martin Barros         

Babson College, F.W. Olin School of Business

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Chilean, lover of the nature and grateful of values that sports have taught me.

Hometown: Santiago, Chile

Fun Fact About Yourself: My friends call me “Mono” (Monkey in Spanish), because when I was young I looked like.

Undergraduate School and Major: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, major in Agronomy

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

Servicios Pucalan (National trader of organic fertilizers, sales over $13M), Product Manager.

Carolina Wine Brands (Multinational winery, annual revenues of $65M), Export Manager Latinoamérica

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Working in Carolina Wine Brands I launched a new wine to Brazilian market and we sold over $1,000,000 in the first 6 months.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? In my view, applying to a business school requires as much effort as having a second job. During the GMAT preparation, you have to be very organized, methodical and perseverant. Then, in the applying process, it is important to do a large research of different business schools in order to understand which one fits better with your interests. I recommend going to fairs and having meetings with alumni from different universities. This also will help you to write better essays and succeed in the admission interview.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? It was its focus on entrepreneurship, the great network that Babson has built in my country, and the personal treat that I felt from the first meeting with the admission team.

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? My dream job is to create my own venture related to the agribusiness industry.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? That they have a new Chilean friend in whom they can trust and rely.

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