University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Perpetually driven goal seeker hooked on traveling, great music, and doing what other people think I can’t.
Hometown: New York, NY
Fun Fact About Yourself: I love adventure and will try just about anything once. I have gone skydiving and can’t wait to go bungee jumping, but I am inexplicably terriﬁed of ferris wheels.
Undergraduate School and Major: New York University, Stern School of Business. Bachelor of Science in Marketing.
Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Sony Music Entertainment, International Product Manager
Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I have worked on many exciting projects throughout my career, but my biggest accomplishment thus far has been leading the international marketing campaign for The Chainsmokers over the past 2 years. It was a path of consistent and strategic artist development, not overnight success, which made every single milestone challenging to achieve but ultimately extremely rewarding.
It is incredible to remember where we started and then recognize how far the project has come with several #1 singles, a chart-topping debut album, multi-platinum sales, billions of streams, sold out shows, and even a few Grammy awards won along the way. I’m tremendously proud of uniting our teams around the globe to help make all of these goals a reality.
Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? The most important piece of advice I can give is to be 100% honest with yourself. Think long and hard about your deep rooted motivations for applying to business school and then figure out how to articulate that exceptionally well. Your GMAT scores and GPA are obviously important, but they do not explain what kind of person you are and they should not be your biggest strength in the application.
I believe the deﬁning factor in the MBA application process, regardless of the school you apply to, is being clear, conﬁdent and emphatic in communicating your story If you don’t really know who you are, why are you applying, and why this school is the best for you, it is impossible for an admissions council to piece it together and make a fair decision. Seek out every opportunity, whether it be in your essays or during your interview, to take charge of how your story is shared.
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 ﬁrst attracted to the fact that Booth gives a quantitative edge to the MBA degree, but I was even more pleased and surprised to experience the extremely welcoming environment and strong pay it forward culture. As a career switcher, the opportunity to be in such a diverse, accepting and collaborative environment that is also paired with a killer academic curriculum is exactly what I need to be inspired and continue to grow to my full potential throughout the next two years of the MBA process.
What would success look like to you after your ﬁrst year of business school? By the end of my ﬁrst year of business school, I hope to have built the foundations of a solid network at Booth and to be starting a summer internship in a new industry that excites me. Right now there are so many different paths that I’m interested in and I think success would be confidently narrowing that down and getting closer to deciding the next steps in my career after graduation.