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MIT Sloan Career Stories

Career Stories: Emily Yu, MBA ’24 – Breaking Into Venture Capital: An Engineer’s Pathway

By Emily Yu, MBA ’24

Embarking on a venture capital (VC) career, particularly from a non-traditional background, can often feel like deciphering a black box. However, with introspection, strategy, and leveraging your unique strengths, transitioning into this dynamic field is …

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Career Successes: Elshan Gahramanov, MFin ’25 – Navigating the Art of Consulting Interviews with Limited Time

This past summer, Elshan Gahramanov, MFin ’25, received an interview for a consulting internship at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Consulting interviews are known to be intense, and Elshan got invited to the first interview with only two days to prepare. …

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Career Stories: Steve Burt, MBA ’15 – Top 10 Tips and Tools for Navigating a Career Transition from Consulting to Private Equity

After completing his MBA in 2015, Steve Burt, MBA ’15, pursued a career path in consulting, refining his skills and gaining valuable experience. Post-MBA Steve was a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton in Dubai, working with institutional financial clients, as …

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Career Successes: Nabeel A. Siddiqui, MSMS ‘10

As a Go-To-Market Strategy Leader at IBM, Nabeel A. Siddiqui, MIT Sloan, MSMS 2010, recently earned a verified achievement from Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Generative AI Essentials (Business Partner Skill). This badge reflects Nabeel’s dedication to ongoing learning in …

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Career Stories: Jess Galica, MBA ’16 – Leap: Why It’s Time to Let Go to Get Ahead in Your Career

Jess Galica, MBA ’16, recently published new a book titled, Leap: Why It’s Time to Let Go to Get Ahead in Your Career. This book shares the stories of high-performing women who have redefined their career trajectories and explores why …

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Career Successes: Asha Aravindakshan, SFMBA ‘17

Asha Aravindakshan, SFMBA ‘17, recently started a new role as the US General Manager of Multiverse, Britain’s first edtech startup to reach unicorn status. They provide high-quality on-the-job training through digital apprenticeships that combine work, training, and community. Congratulations, Asha!

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Career Successes: Sung-Dae Hong, MBA ‘06

Congratulations to Sung-Dae Hong, MBA ‘06, on his new role as Chief Executive Officer at StatLab, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity and Linden Capital Partners! Dae is firmly committed to supporting customers and partnering with stakeholders to achieve …

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Career Successes: Santiago Guerrero Valderrama, MBA ’24 – Four Tips for Navigating the Highway Recruiting Process

By Santiago Guerrero Valderrama, MBA ’24

Santiago Guerrero Valderrama, MBA ’24, recently completed an internship at Goldman Sachs. Before coming to MIT Sloan, he worked for nearly five years in the International Investments Division of the Colombian Central Bank overseeing …

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Career Successes: Toru Hirata, MBA ’24 – Three Tips for Your Summer Internship Journey

By Toru Hirata, MBA 2024

In true MBA fashion, I would like to share three key tips that I believe will be valuable for future Sloanies as you embark on your summer internship journey. Just to give you a little …

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Career Stories: Nick Graham, MBA ’15 – Executive Recruiting Lessons Learned

By Nick Graham, MBA ’15

Nick Graham, MBA ’15, recently joined Formlabs as their new CRO. Nick shares some of the lessons he learned during his recruiting process. 

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There are a few key stages of any recruiting process:

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