Energy Symposium Co-Director for Energy & Environment Club, Co-Founder of CleanTech Startup Tribe, VCPE Club, Entrepreneurship Club
Associate, Cue Ball
Earning my MBA was important to me because I wanted to gain business skills that complemented my engineering background. As an engineer, I was accustomed to analyzing technical problems and figuring out the right answers. In business, there are no right or wrong answers, so I knew I needed to learn how to effectively make decisions with incomplete information. The HBS case method has helped me improve dramatically in this area.
At HBS, I have been introduced to an entire host of new careers and industries of which I have not had previous experience. Through my involvement with the Entrepreneurship Club and VCPE Club, I have had the opportunity to get to know fellow students and alumni in these exciting fields. As a result, this summer I will be working at Cue Ball, a Boston-based venture capital firm.
I joined HBS Career Teams, a peer-to-peer workshop that helps students reflect upon what they want out of their future careers. I had an outstanding EC mentor who facilitated our team of six. My team helped me narrow down my interests and refocus my internship search. This experience helped me separate what I really want to do with my life from what I felt that I could or should do.
I am looking forward to a diverse and dynamic career based around small businesses with high growth potential. This world of entrepreneurship is fast-paced, constantly changing, and always exciting. Whether I am starting my own business, joining a burgeoning start-up, or investing in entrepreneurs with vision, I believe that my career will be both challenging and rewarding.