Welcome to this weeks Merchant GMAT & Admissions newsletter! This week our focus is how you can use the MBA to give back an try and create a better world. Our focus is on government and policy.
This week we were inspired by a recent conversation that we had with a member of our alumni, CristiÃ¡n Ruiz GuiÃ±azÃº who explains how experiences in the Argentine President’s office inspired him to do an MBA and how he plans to use his MBA as a force for good.
We also have an update from our partners at the MBA Tour about an upcoming virtual event where you can meet the most prestigious Business Schools in the world.
Introducing CristiÃ¡n Ruiz GuiÃ±azÃº: a man with big dreams to change the world around him and the drive, passion, and determination to back them. Cristian is an Argentine native with years of experience in government and social policy who aims to use his MBA degree to open up doors for himself and to empower those around him. Read more.
Dever Haffner-Ratliffe is now the Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants Program and Grant Manager for the Washington State Department of Commerce, managing $20 million in grants specific to public entities who can use those funds for energy efficiencies or solar installations, to significantly reduce their operations expenses. Doing an MBA at the University of Washington helped her get there. Read more.
For some students, an MBA in Government or Public Sector Management can be a very rewarding choice. After all, governments and other public sector organizations function differently from commercial businesses, and as such, managers can require a more specialized understanding when running them. Read more.
After the US election in 2016 many MBAs have decided to to move into the political sphere. More and more they want to try change the world for the better and feel like politics is the place to do it. Read more.
Considering business school? Join us on The MBA Tour where you can virtually meet with Columbia, Wharton, Harvard and more top business schools! See the dates below and click to read more to register for free.
Buenos Aires â August 8
Santiago â August 10
Lima â August 12
BogotÃ¡: August 13
Mexico: August 17
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