The Pioneering MBAs In The Class Of 2019

Jennifer Rose Schwartz 

Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business 

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Hard-working, creative thinker who loves to learn and believes that ideas can change the world

Hometown: New York, NY

Fun Fact About Yourself: I was a child actor who appeared on the soap opera One Life To Life, as well as episodes of Saturday Night Live and other shows.

Undergraduate School and Major: 

Rutgers University

BA in Economics & Journalism

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

Finn Partners: Senior Publicist, Publicist

FOX Business Network: Associate Producer, Booker, Production Assistant

CNN: Production Assistant

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: As a producer at FOX Business Network, I secured interviews with Fortune 500 CEOs, conducted phone interviews with guests prior to on-air appearances, and wrote questions that were used in the live shows. There have been many incredible people that I’ve had the privilege of working with, including Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn, and Elon Musk. Speaking with a variety of executives has given me a broad view of leadership and taught me to look for new ways of doing business.

Looking back on your experience, what is one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants?  Use a stopwatch when studying for the GMAT. If you can answer the question, but not in the allotted time, then you will likely have timing issues on the test. Practice pacing yourself from the very beginning.

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? During the school exploration and application process, the term “fit” is often used. The first time I visited campus, I could really see myself here. The more people I met in the community – alumni, current students, professors, and even other admitted students – the more Georgetown felt like where I belong.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? After my first year of business school, I hope to have strengthened my quantitative skills, expanded my network, stepped outside my comfort zone, made some new friends, and secured an internship for the summer.

  • dilma

    Hello John,

    What is your explanation for this year delay in releasing the employment reports of most top schools? I see only Booth results this year…

  • BigBangTrigger

    aand she is dating the oscar guy at CBS !

  • D.B. Cooper

    When is this GMAT arms race going to end? Average scores keep inflating like crazy…

  • Joe

    I heard a girl at Stern has an Emmy award…

  • Claptone

    The school with the 7th highest gmat is really struggling. Stanford eats their lunch. They hate it.

  • Claptone

    But the number then should be closer to the 91%, because in the 941 you also have to include the 2+2 from previous years who are enrolling this year.

    If they are already included it means that:
    Accepted in 2017: 1,138
    Enrolled in 2017: 941 – previous 2+2
    2+2 from 2017: 1,138-(941-previous 2+2)

    Assuming there are ~100 2+2 from previous year matriculating this year (there were 106 commits last year), it means that out of the 1,138, 300 of them are 2+2 – very high.

  • The HBS acceptances include 2+2 admits who don’t immediately enroll. That is why you think the yield rate is lower than Harvard’s published number. As for where we got the numbers? It’s called reporting. We don’t wait for schools to report the numbers. We call them up and ask for them.

  • Calptone, where we got the numbers? It’s called reporting. We got them from the schools, many of which don’t publicly release some of these numbers.

  • Claptone

    Your numbers on page 2 are wrong. If HBS accepted 1,138 but only enrolled 941 it means their yield is 83%. On their website they say it’s 91%.

    Frankly, I don’t know where you got all those accepted numbers since they haven’t been publicly released.

  • Jacob

    Ya, not sure how you claim to be the best school if you have the 7th-9th highest GMAT class average. Most use the GMAT as the most common metric of determining student-body quality.

  • Joe

    So it looks like the GMAT Ranking is 1. Stanford, 2. Kellogg, 3. Booth & Wharton, 5. Harvard. Harvard won’t even publish a mean because they know its sub-730 and might even be below Yale, and UC Berkeley. Maybe as low as 7th or 8th place.