Meet the Babson Olin MBA Class of 2018


Mariana Gonzalez

Babson College,  F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: A travel lover who seeks to learn from other cultures and make them hers.

Hometown: Aguascalientes, Mexico

Fun Fact About Yourself: I have lived in six countries (England, France, Singapore, Brazil, US and Mexico)

Undergraduate School and Major: Business and Finance at ITESM (Tec de Monterrey) Campus Santa Fe

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Lead Financial Analyst (2014-2016) at General Electric Capital, Financial Management Program (2012-2013) at General Electric

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: It was graduating as top of my class in the Financial Management Program (FMP) at General Electric. The FMP is an intensive two-year entry-level program spanning four rotational assignments and coursework in different business across GE.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? Picture your true self in your application essays and resume. Schools really want to get to know you, not your advisors or applications consultant. Plus, they can really tell if you are authentic.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? I wanted a small class size where I could get to know all my classmates over the next two years. Also, I wanted to gain an entrepreneurship mindset, which is useful for people creating their own company or even working for large companies looking for change and innovation. 

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? I envision working in a place where I can contribute to the improvement of people’s life quality and of the environment.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? “Mariana came to Babson with an ambitious idea and left with an exciting project.”

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