Meet IESE’s MBA Class of 2019

Christin Monville 

IESE Business School 

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Structured out-of-the-box thinker with a big passion for food.

Hometown: Bremen, Germany

Fun Fact About Yourself: After my studies in food science, I can no longer eat chicken.

Undergraduate School and Major: University of Hohenheim, Germany, MSc. Food Science and Engineerin

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Nestlé, Project Manager in Product Development

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Organizing nine consumer tests in three countries simultaneously.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants?  Start your preparation for the GMAT early (especially if you are working at the same time.) It is better to prepare for one hour per day for six months, than try to push for it within three months.

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 first I got in contact with IESE´s admission directors during a MBA fair in Frankfurt; I felt the passion they had for IESE and was inspired by their enthusiasm. When I visited the school in the spring, I felt that same passion come through in my talks to alumni and students. I knew that I wanted to surround myself on the MBA with people who are just as enthusiastic and committed as I am, so these conversations helped convince me that IESE was the way to go. I now know that I made the right choice and that the IESE MBA will be one of the greatest experiences in my life.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? I will be successful when I am able to approach problems by applying the different business perspectives I´ve learned from my classmates.