I was born and raised in Panama City, Panama. I started my life in the corporate world when I turned 20, as a Customer Finance Manager at Procter & Gamble, and completed my undergrad degree at night, while working during the day. I loved this world and was completely fascinated by the complexity, the excitement, the love for the brands, the interactions with consumers, the brilliant people that I worked with, and much more. A couple of years later, I decided I wanted to pursue a marketing career in the health & beauty industry, so I took a job as a Product Manager at L’Oreal. Even though I was in what I call, “the best school for Marketing and Business”, especially for emerging markets, I felt trapped in a bubble I couldn’t get out of. When I recognized this, I made the decision to pursue a more impactful and broader perspective of business through an MBA, rather than just continuing a traditional path of a CPG marketer. This is when I decided I wanted to pursue an MBA in the United States
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Valerie Angelkos Quintero is a second-year Booth student recently featured on MBA Mama. She wanted to share her story with The Booth Experience.
Even if you have a remote interest in marketing at Booth, Jean-Pierre Dubé is your guy. In his roles as the Sigmund E. Edelstone Professor of Marketing, director of the Kilts Marketing Center, and the course scheduler for the Marketing department, Prof. Dubé is the primary gatekeeper of the breadth of marketing knowledge that reaches Booth students. He is also an appointed Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, such that his research areas span both quantitative marketing and economics.
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From Random Walks and Industry Treks to study abroad and Spring Break excursions (not to mention the diverse cultural attractions right here in Chicago), your two years at Booth are sure to have an international element that will build memories of a lifetime. Boothies recently returned from Spring Break and came back with amazing stories from their trips abroad. Read on to hear about three of these trips.
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As the curtains came down in Miami, I reflected with my team of fellow Boothies on how immersive the past three days had been – we were at the World MBA Summit, hosted from March 9th to 12th at the University of Miami, and at several locations around the city. At this conference, I had the opportunity to speak to a group of the world’s top MBA students about a topic that I am deeply passionate about – “What Business can learn from the Arts.”
The World MBA Summit is a 3-day conference featuring the top-100 MBA students from around the globe. It is in a creatively-designed program that facilitates stimulating conversations and exchange of ideas. Personally, the conference gave me the opportunity to have some deeply transformative conversations; and share something with a diverse, international audience that stems from my background as a classical musician.
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This post was written by Jenya Batratskaya (’16)
I always knew that I wanted to do a semester abroad as a part of my Booth experience, but when the time came to choose, I was torn between all the options – Chile, Japan, South Africa, UK, Singapore – you name it! And all are among the best business schools in the world. I ended up choosing IE Business School in my favorite European city, Madrid! Using a very business-school approach, I will divide my experience so far into three main buckets: Academic Experience, Social Life, and Travelling.
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