High-achieving Wisconsin MBA students share a passion for collaboration
The Wisconsin MBA Program brings together students from around the world, with diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives. The qualities they share include talent, drive, and a desire to participate in a collaborative learning experience. In this environment, your fellow peers will inspire you to succeed and become part of a network you can tap into for the rest of your career.
You can get to know a few of the individuals who comprise our lifelong MBA community by reading their stories here. For an overview of the entire Wisconsin Full-Time MBA student body by the numbers, see our class profile.
Bailey Hackbarth (MBA ’20) knew he would need more than his liberal arts degree and experience as a Naval officer to land the top marketing career he envisioned. He chose the Wisconsin MBA with a specialization in brand and product management and added a certificate in business analytics. Bailey will soon be heading to General Mills as an associate brand manager.
Komal Singh (MBA '19) chose the specialized Wisconsin MBA to build on her computer science and engineering training and advance her career. Wisconsin's well-rounded program prepared her for success in a new business area: operations and technology management.
Gabriel Moss (MBA ‘19) had a career managing engineering and architectural projects but wanted to earn an MBA to expand his skills to succeed in more strategic roles. He has made the career pivot he was after, securing a leadership position at Microsoft in Seattle.
Aggie Howland (MBA ‘19) wanted to shift from business-to-business public relations to an in-house marketing role. She knew a specialized MBA would assure hiring employers of her commitment to the field. And as her career grows, Aggie will be able to market herself with or without the specialization, expanding her options.
Jared Shoemaker (MBA ’19) was a civil engineer and chose to switch careers when his client contacts inspired a passion for real estate. The specialization in the Wisconsin MBA provided the skills and knowledge he needed to jump industries. Jared started real estate classes day one and values the collaborative personality of the program and the exceptional networking opportunities.
Kristen Mezzapelle (MBA ’19) was inspired by the Starbucks’ service philosophy while working as a barista in high school and wanted a career that impacted positive customer service. She learned that supply chain has a major impact and chose to pursue a supply chain MBA specialization within the Wisconsin MBA.
Patrick Stahl (MBA ’19) had a career in finance and a passion for cars. He chose the specialized brand and product management program in the Wisconsin MBA to switch careers and is crafting a career path in the automotive industry. Patrick earned an internship at Jeep, which led to a full-time offer there after graduation.
Jenna Herr (MBA '19) overcame many obstacles on her path to a graduate degree. Inspired by mentors, she rose from first-generation college student to MBA candidate. Jenna is specializing in risk management and insurance, incorporating her passions for technology and business analytics.
Brent Carcamo (MBA ’19) is broadening his skills with a specialization in operations and technology management. He is honing his business acumen to add value to his employers and inspire other students from disadvantaged backgrounds to set high success goals and give back to their communities.