Category: Student Life

From Idea to Product: Insights from Peter MacDonald (MBA ’19)

Wunderite wants to make insurance wonderful. With the belief that filling out paperwork doesn’t have to be a daunting experience, Peter MacDonald (MBA ’19) conceived of Wunderite, a startup that helps customers, brokers, and insurers easily collaborate online, sort of like TurboTax, but for insurance. With a team consisting of MacDonald and ten Boston College

Saleh Chowdhury, MBA ’17, On Preparing for Post MBA Employment

Saleh Chowdhury, MBA ’17, shares his experience at the Carroll School of Management and how the BC MBA helped him land a job at Amazon Web Services after graduation. He describes the most challenging aspects of searching for a job, how he prepared for his interviews, and why adaptability is key to success. Where are you headed

Jackie Piette, MBA ’17, On Why She Chose an MBA to Change Careers

From Lighting Technical Director in the film industry to joining Zappos.com’s MBA Development Program in Las Vegas, Jackie Piette, MBA ’17, details how her MBA at Boston College landed her a position in the booming e-commerce industry. She shares why she chose to pursue an MBA to change careers, what courses helped her secure the

What to Do Before You Start Your MBA

Once you have finally made the big decision of where to earn your Full-Time MBA, a new set of priorities seems to come out of nowhere. Let’s start with a just a few to make your transition from work-life to student-life a little easier. Here’s what to do before you start your MBA. Re-visit Campus

Sarah Klopfer, MBA ’16, On Making the Most of Her BC MBA

Many are attracted to Boston College’s extensive opportunities across academics, experiential learning, and student life. But as students begin their journeys, many wonder: How can I get the most out of my BC MBA? As with everything in life, the BC experience is a result of what our students make of the resources and the community unique

Sairah Mahmud, BC MBA ’18: Classics Major Goes Rogue

By Sairah Mahmud, MBA ’18 It’s fair to say that until fairly recently I never thought I would pursue an MBA. First of all, I was a Classics Major at Tufts – not exactly a natural segue to business. One could argue there’s a lot to learn by reading the poetry of Catullus, but it