Emory Goizueta | Mr. Multimedia
GRE 308, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare Fanatic
GMAT 770, GPA 3.46
Harvard | Mr. Sovereign Wealth Fund
GMAT 730, GPA 3.55
Harvard | Mr. Smart Operations
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Darden | Mr. Strategy Manager
GRE 321, GPA 3.5
Ross | Mr. Airline Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.73
Stanford GSB | Mr. Corporate VC Hustler
GMAT 780, GPA 3.17
Wharton | Mr. Marketing Director
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Ross | Ms. Healthcare Startup
GRE 321, GPA 3.51
Kellogg | Mr. Real Estate Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Georgetown McDonough | Ms. Air Force
GMAT 610, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. JD To MBA
GRE 326, GPA 3.01
Harvard | Mr. MacGruber
GRE 313, GPA 3.7
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Poet At Heart
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Yale | Mr. Ukrainian Biz Man
GRE 310, GPA 4.75 out of 5
Darden | Mr. Former Scientist
GMAT 680, GPA 3.65
Stanford GSB | Mr. Sustainable Business
GRE 331, GPA 3.86
Wharton | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Yale | Ms. Impact Investing
GRE 323, GPA 3.8
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Food Waste Warrior
GMAT Not written yet (around 680), GPA 3.27
Stanford GSB | Ms. Future Tech Exec
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Mr. Finance To Education
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Rice Jones | Mr. Back To School
GRE 315, GPA 3.0
Columbia | Mr. Aussie Military Man
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0 (rough conversion from Weighted Average Mark)
Harvard | Mr. Hopeful Philanthropist
GMAT 710, GPA 3.74
Stanford GSB | Mr. FinTech
GMAT Not Taken Yet, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Analytics Man
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1

Meet Chicago Booth’s MBA Class Of 2019

Yarden Berkman 

University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Work hard, play hard attitude with a love for new experiences and adventures.

Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA

Fun Fact About Yourself: I can jump backwards onto my hands and flip over (also known as a back handspring).

Undergraduate School and Major: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly SLO for short)

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: 

    Current job: Mobile Growth Intern at Tally (pre-MBA internship through Booth’s start-up summer program!)

    Previous job: Senior Treasury Analyst at Agilent Technologies (started as a Treasury Analyst out of undergrad)

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Taking the lead on a variety of high impact, senior-level projects despite being new to the field. Some examples include interest rate hedging strategy and execution and senior note issuances.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? Really take the time to get to know what makes each school unique and different to best find your fit.

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? The people – I really enjoyed the conversations I had with current and former students throughout the MBA application process. I was impressed with the genuine interest students showed in each other at both the personal and professional level. I knew right away that Booth would be the right fit for me.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? Getting a kick-ass internship in the fin-tech space (something I’m super excited about pursuing).