Meet Wharton’s MBA Class Of 2019

Eric Majors 

The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania 

 Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Passionate, energetic and good-humored dream chaser

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Fun Fact About Yourself: During the spring of 2011 I was awarded the prestigious Clinton Fellowship at American University in Dubai to study ways to embrace relationships between the US and Middle East as well as learn the culture. During my stint, I traveled throughout the region and met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the most tumultuous time that the Middle East had seen in recent history.

Undergraduate School and Major: Florida A&M University, B.S. in Business

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: 

  • J. P. Morgan, Investment Banking Analyst
  • Sean Combs Enterprises, Portfolio Management Associate

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Working as the first associate on the financial management team for one of the most notable names in the hip hop industry did not come without its challenges. During my first month on the job, I was tasked with working on the sale of our iconic clothing brand. Although my background was not specific to mergers and acquisitions, I was able to quickly pick up the necessary technical and leadership skills. Because this brand was one that I was fascinated with during my childhood, I felt a deep responsibility to make sure this deal was a success and it was. I am proud to say that I was able to be a critical member on an incredible team, and close a deal within an industry that is currently evolving.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? The cool thing about applying to business school is that it allows applicants to reflect on their career, accomplishments and missteps that might have occurred along the journey. My advice would be to start early. Take the time to review any potential weakness or gaps that arise in your application and take measures to address them in essays, through coursework or within letters of recommendation.

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?  I was naturally drawn to Wharton because of its reputation for educating the most world renowned leaders within the finance community. I knew that I wanted to take an even deeper dive into both the technical and theoretical aspects of finance, and Wharton is the top school globally to do so. From my campus visits and leading up to Welcome Weekend, I met with current students and alumni who were willing to share their academic experiences at Wharton and how those experiences ultimately led them to their careers of choice.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? I think building incredible relationships with my classmates, learning innovative concepts, traveling to new countries and landing my dream internship are some key components of what a successful first year looks like for me.

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