Category: Student Life

Career Case Study: Networking Tips

In this episode of Career Case Study, current second-year MBA students Andrew Giordano and Joshua Sugarman offer useful tips on how MBA students can make the most out of the BC network. Whether you’re connecting on LinkedIn or following up after a meeting, Giordano and Sugarman say that the key to networking success is common

Career Case Study: Mitch Wood (MBA ’19)

We’re happy to announce the launch of Career Case Study, a podcast hosted by current BC MBA students focused on showcasing the stories and career journeys of current students and alumni. In this inaugural episode, Mitch Wood (MBA ’19) talks about his transition from sales manager for a manufacturing company to business school. “With the

Five Tips from a Part-Time BC MBA Student

Meet Courtney Cannon-Booth, a part-time BC MBA student and Executive Assistant to the CEO at Celtra. Here, she shares her advice for prospective students, covering everything from researching MBA programs to the importance of class participation. (This post was originally published on August 26, 2016.) As a working professional and part-time BC MBA student, I often get a lot

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

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