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Harvard | Ms. Female Sales Leader
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Chicago Booth | Mr. Unilever To MBB
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Harvard | Mr. Finance
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MIT Sloan | Ms. Rocket Engineer
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Harvard | Mr. Defense Engineer
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Kellogg | Mr. Maximum Impact
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Kellogg | Mr. Concrete Angel
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Chicago Booth | Mr. Healthcare PM
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INSEAD | Mr. Product Manager
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Kellogg | Ms. Sustainable Development
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UCLA Anderson | Mr. SME Consulting
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Wharton | Mr. Future Non-Profit
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Harvard | Mr. Military Quant
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Harvard | Mr. Healthcare PE
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Harvard | Mr. Renewables Athlete
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Kellogg | Ms. Big4 M&A
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Duke Fuqua | Mr. Army Aviator
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Harvard | Ms. Gay Techie
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INSEAD | Mr. INSEAD Aspirant
GRE 322, GPA 3.5
Chicago Booth | Ms. Indian Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 9.18/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Army Engineer
GRE 326, GPA 3.89
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Salesman
GMAT 700, GPA 3.0
Tuck | Mr. Liberal Arts Military
GMAT 680, GPA 2.9
Columbia | Mr. Energy Italian
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Quality Assurance
GMAT 770, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. African Energy
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4

Meet Vanderbilt Owen’s MBA Class of 2019

Bernie Goldenberg 

Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management 

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: I’m a creative thinker who adapts to any situation. I’m confident, but not cocky.

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York USA

Fun Fact About Yourself:  I was a successful Latin ballroom dance competitor for over 10 years. I also participated on the television program ‘So You Think You Can Dance.’

Undergraduate School and Major:  CUNY Hunter College, Film & Media Studies

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:  

fuboTV – Producer/General Editor and Business Development & Marketing Manager

Ovum Ltd – Business Development Executive

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: During the early days at fuboTV (a live sports streaming start-up), I ran a successful guerilla marketing campaign that helped the company more than double its subscription base. I believe this to be my biggest accomplishment because working at a start-up, we were coming from a place of anonymity as well as working with a small budget. This forced me to get creative with promoting, advertising and generating affiliate partnerships that proved to be symbiotic.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants?  I would say you should start early. Give yourself enough time to really look at different schools and see which ones fit you and your goals best. The early start will also help you get through the application process efficiently. The last thing you want to do is inaccurately portray yourself because you had to rush.

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? While there were many factors that went into my decision, I would have to say the main one was that I didn’t feel like I was just another number/statistic like at other programs. Owen really caters to the individual and showed me great personal attention throughout the whole admission process.  I’m confident the personal attention will continue over these next 2 years and beyond. Plus, Nashville isn’t too shabby of a place to spend the next couple of years.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school?  Some people come into B-school knowing 100% what they want to do afterwards. As for me, there are multiple avenues I have interest in, so success after year one would be clarifying my career path post-MBA.