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

Balancing Your MBA and Your Family

There are many factors to take into account when you are thinking about getting an MBA. If you have a spouse and/or children, the decision takes on even greater significance. An MBA will not only change your career trajectory, it is also a major time commitment, sometimes more intensive than a full-time job. As a

Gagan Chawla, BC MBA ’02, On No Experience to the Corner Office

When Gagan Chawla completed his MBA at the Carroll School in 2002, the nation was in the grip of a recession and jobs were scarce. But with the support of two Boston College professors, Gagan quickly found a full-time position at Strategic Pricing Group, a Waltham-based management consulting firm. “The other candidates for the job

Q&A with Eric Maskwa, BC MBA ’17

Eric Maskwa, BC MBA ’17, has leveraged his skills gained and growing Boston College network to transition away from a technical path to M&A Advisory with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Why did you decide to pursue an MBA? I decided to get my MBA because I wanted to transition away from the technical path I had been on.  I wanted to grow

How Henry Cataldo, MBA ’16, Made a Career Shift by Pursuing an MBA

Henry Cataldo, MBA ’16, was looking to shift directions in his career and knew an MBA would help in his transition. Read on to see what Henry discovered during his MBA and why at first, he thought the BC Alumni network seemed a little like marketing propaganda… Why did you decide to pursue an MBA? Personally, the

Q&A with Victoria Nguyen, BC MBA ’16

Victoria Nguyen, BC MBA ’16, moved to Boston from California in search of a new environment and a top-tier business school with Jesuit values. She found all that and more at the Boston College Carroll School of Management. Why an MBA?  After college I worked in the healthy living and healthcare industries—two years for a