Meet the MBA Class of 2025: Greer Kann, University of Texas (McCombs)

Greer Kann

The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

“An English major who couldn’t outrun the need to learn math.”

Hometown: New York City, New York

Fun Fact About Yourself: Every time I go to a new city, I visit at least one local bookstore. My favorite one in Austin is Vintage.

Undergraduate School and Major: Franklin and Marshall College, English Literature

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Warner Bros. Discovery, People Partner (HRBP)

What makes Austin such a great place to earn an MBA? Austin is a great place to earn an MBA because it is filled with people in their late 20s, a lot of whom, moved here for a change and are excited to continue to explore the city and make new friends.

Aside from your classmates and location, what was the key part of Texas McCombs’ MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? I was excited to join the Global Leadership Sustainability Institute. I came to business school to move into corporate sustainability, and I loved that McCombs had a wide, but significant focus on sustainability that came together well within the Institute.

What course, club or activity excites you the most at Texas McCombs? The MBA Impact Investing Network and Training program is an activity that holds great interest for me. McCombs focuses a lot on impact beyond the classroom. This program focuses on applying classroom lessons in real world scenarios and lets students drive an endeavor they may not normally be a part of at this stage in their careers. For me, it’s an exciting possibility to explore an important side of the world of sustainability that I don’t know a lot about.

What has been your first impression of the McCombs MBA students and alumni you’ve met so far. Tell us your best McCombs story so far. Everyone I have reached out to talk to has not only been responsive, but excited to talk about their McCombs experience. I reached out to a recent grad on LinkedIn before I moved to Texas, to learn more about the queer community here. Her guidance was a deciding factor in my decision to move here and she has since become a great friend and cheerleader.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far:  Developing and launching a mentorship program that worked on breaking down silos in our technology department and building a leadership bench that was more reflective of the employees they served.

Looking ahead two years, what would make your MBA experience at McCombs successful? Having a strong sense of what’s next for me in my career (and the toolkit to make it happen).

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into Texas McCombs’ MBA program?  Be authentic. McCombs is looking for people that will be successful in the program, but they know that success shows up in all sorts of ways. Creating a story that you think they want to hear, won’t be half as good as the one that is true to you.


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