Meet the MBA Class of 2024: Spenser Wipperfurth, Georgia Tech (Scheller)

Spenser Wipperfurth

Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller College of Business

“Adaptable and joyful community member that loves exploring, learning, and time in the outdoors!”

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Fun Fact About Yourself: I love ceramics and make as much of my own furniture as I can!

Undergraduate School and Major: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Civil Engineering and Spanish Literature

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Georgia Tech, Research Assistant and Houston Engineering, Water Resources Engineer

What has been your favorite part of Atlanta so far? What has made it such a great place to earn an MBA? I love how close it is to the mountains and the food is incredible.

Aside from your classmates and location, what was the key part of the Scheller MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? I was already pursuing another degree here, so it was a logical choice for me.

What course, club or activity have you enjoyed the most so far at Georgia Tech? I’ve enjoyed Net Impact, which is a club that believes the business sector is critical in driving positive social and environmental change – a perspective that is best for business. The club’s mission is to provide knowledge, develop skills, host events, and facilitate connections for all members in its pursuit of this vision.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I have worked on a lot of water quality, flooding models, and mitigation efforts that have led a lot of people and organizations to live more safely alongside water. More specifically, I personally ensured that hundreds of Peruvian people had legal rights to their water systems.

Describe your biggest accomplishment as an MBA student so far? I have made friends and broadened my mind and community.

What has been your best memory as an MBA so far? I really enjoyed going to CHaRM with the group and learning more about recycling and community in Atlanta.

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into Georgia Tech Scheller’s MBA program? Connect with current students and attend virtual or in person recruiting events!


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