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.
Angela Lee (MBA ’20) graduated in economics from National Taipei University and joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as an audit associate, which led to a passion to work on the client side of finance. Angela strengthened her analytic and general management skills by earning an MBA in corporate finance and investment banking. The knowledge she gained in her first year earned her an internship at Alcon, where she developed a modeling method that is still used company-wide.
Terry Brimley (MBA ’20) chose to earn an MBA to bolster his strategic skills and grow his business network. In the Wisconsin Full-Time MBA, in addition to getting a strong business education, he has taken advantage of leadership opportunities through the School’s Consortium affiliation and strong career services support and has completed a productive internship. Wisconsin is exceeding his expectations.
Peter "PJ" Hopkins (MBA '19) credits the quality and reputation at Wisconsin for landing him his internship and subsequent job offer. A first-year project analyzing Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods gave him targeted experience. Alumni support and a collaborative culture helped make PJ’s MBA experience exceptional.
Emma Ebert (MBA '19) was in banking and aspired to more advanced finance roles. The Wisconsin MBA offered a respected general management core and specialization in corporate finance and investment banking. Collaboration with alumni and industry partners have positioned her for success.
Mary Parmeter (MBA '18) was pursuing a law degree when she learned about the business specializations available in the Wisconsin MBA Program. She knew immediately that combining a deep focus in finance with her law degree would give her well-rounded business exposure to be effective in practicing business law. At Wisconsin, she is able to truly set herself apart, earning both degrees simultaneously.
Ena Vijay (MBA '17) pursued an MBA to expand her career technically and geographically. She chose Wisconsin because of its specialization model, which is giving her deep training in finance on top of a general management foundation. As an international student, she sees her Wisconsin MBA as the key to bridging cultural gaps, providing a broad international perspective, and building a strong professional network.
Will Bishop (MBA '17) is a highly decorated Army veteran who was looking to parlay his extensive military leadership experience into a consulting career. Will chose the Wisconsin MBA for the value, career specialization, and connections it would provide for his post-miltary career—and discovered Wisconsin’s close-knight, collaborative MBA community.