Why was earning your MBA at HBS important to you?
I want to be more efficient in business, more savvy in my decision-making. Long-term, I may be interested in starting my own business. The skills I learn now will be very helpful later.
How has your overall HBS experience shaped your goals & career path?
I want to jump into consulting. Many of my classmates have already consulted. I learn from the way they analyze issues and how they structure their analyses. HBS has given me a lot more exposure to consulting, plus access to seminars and other tools that help me learn.
What are you most looking forward to in your career?
The impact I can make. The ability to move things forward, to make change. For me, impact is not just about profits, but also the social environment, the overall effect. I look forward to proposing ideas, implementing plans, and seeing the difference.
How has HBS prepared you for your current role & your long term career?
I'll be proposing solutions within complex, uncertain environments. That's what we do at HBS every day: analyze problems and arrive at ideas for improvement. Here, we have contact with people from different backgrounds, countries, faiths - which is what I'll experience in my career. I think the so-called "softer" courses in management and human resources are very important. Talking to alumni, they say a big percentage of their time is spent dealing with people issues, something you can't learn from a book. The cases and interactions at HBS help prepare me for that.