Wharton | Mr. Steelmaker To Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.04/4.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Two Job
GRE 330 GRE, GPA 3.63
Harvard | Mr. The Builder
GMAT 740, GPA 4.0
Chicago Booth | Mr. High GRE Low GPA
GRE 332, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Ms. Gay Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Analyst To Family Business Owner
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. FBI To MBB
GMAT 710, GPA 3.85
Chicago Booth | Mr. Overrepresented Indian Engineer
GMAT 740, GPA 8.78/10
Tuck | Mr. Infantry Officer To MBA
GRE 314, GPA 3.4
Darden | Mr. Program Manager
GRE 324, GPA 3.74
Tuck | Mr. Smart Cities
GRE 325, GPA 3.5
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Biz Human Rights
GRE 710, GPA 8/10
Harvard | Mr. Food Tech Start Ups
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Harvard | Mr. International Oil
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Consulting To Emerging Markets Banking
GRE 130, GPA 3.6 equivalent
Harvard | Mr. Comeback Kid
GMAT 770, GPA 2.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. Greek Taverna
GMAT 730, GPA 7.03/10
Harvard | Ms. Biotech Ops
GMAT 770, GPA 3.53
NYU Stern | Mr. Development
GMAT 690, GPA 2.5
Chicago Booth | Mr. Energy Operations
GRE 330, GPA 3.85
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 To Healthcare Reformer
GRE 338, GPA 4.0 (1st Class Honours - UK - Deans List)
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Indian Quant
GMAT 745, GPA 9.6 out of 10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Food & Education Entrepreneur
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Lieutenant To Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
Duke Fuqua | Mr. IB Back Office To Front Office/Consulting
GMAT 640, GPA 2.8
Rice Business | Mr. Future Energy Consultant
GRE Received a GRE Waiver, GPA 3.3
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Campaigns To Business
GMAT 750, GPA 3.19

Meet Indiana Kelley’s MBA Class Of 2019

Tram Nguyen 

Indiana University, Kelley School of Business 

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Former consultant and future marketer who is obsessed with exploring new cultures and cuisines

Hometown: Proud Texan! (Houston, TX)

Fun Fact About Yourself: While studying abroad in Beijing, I did a six-hour hike ending with an incredible sunset on the Great Wall of China.

Undergraduate School and Major: I have dual degrees in both business and economics from American University in Washington, DC

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

(Top to bottom by most recent)

  • Associate Category Manager | The Wonderful Company (Los Angeles) |CPG/Food
  • Senior Consultant | Deloitte (DC & Los Angeles) | Strategy & Risk Analytics
  • Consultant | DRT Strategies (DC) | Federal Consulting

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I successfully led a technical training for more than 100+ practitioners at Deloitte University at the Risk Analytics Convention. At Deloitte, people are the company’s biggest asset: thus, training and development are huge focus points for the firm. This experience gave me the opportunity to not only share my knowledge with my immediate colleagues, but to peers outside of my industry and sector bubble.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants?  Applying to business school is a long, but eye-opening process. My advice to prospective students is to think deeply about what they truly want out of business school. For me, the most helpful aspects were the discussions I had with my mentors, friends, families, and peers before I applied. These conversations helped me to truly understand my core values and underlying motivations for pursuing an MBA. This self-discovery was incredibly helpful as I crafted my unique story and school essays.

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?  Marketing has always been a passion of mine – I geek out on consumer behaviors and exciting new trends in all categories, especially food. This was the key factor that led me to the Kelley School of Business and its cutting-edge Consumer Marketing Academy. As a future brand manager, I know that Kelley will not only provide me with a strong foundation academically, but also mold me to become a strategic thinker with its different experiential learning opportunities.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? To me, being successful in my first year means: 1) to fully engage with not only my core team members, but also my entire cohort; 2) to truly learn and understand a completely new concept I didn’t know before business school; and 3) to gain an amazing group of new life-long friends.