Getting an MBA is a big decision. Is an MBA really necessary? What are the benefits of attending a full-time MBA program, especially given the opportunity cost of 2 years without pay? Hear three alums from Harvard Business School, MIT, and Wharton share their experiences about how they decided to get an MBA and how they made the most of the experience.
Sana Mohammed is a Class of 2019 MBA graduate from Harvard Business School. During her time at HBS, she served as Student Body Co-President, co-leading a team of 65+ peers, and interned at Blueground, a real-estate tech startup. Post-MBA, she interned at the Sherly Sandberg Dave Goldberg Foundation working on Lean In and Option B programming. Currently, she is a Consultant at Bain & Company in San Francisco.
Prior to business school, Sana worked for BP's trading and sales organization in marketing, sales, and operations. She graduated from the University of Houston with a double major in Accounting and Marketing with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies.
Adeel Mallick is a Class of 2019 MBA graduate from MIT Sloan. During his time at MIT, Adeel spent most of his time focused on career opportunities in property / real estate technology and venture capital, having spent his internships with Katerra, Sound Ventures, Atomic.vc, and most recently Bessemer Venture Partners. Prior to business school, Adeel completed his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University and worked in management consulting, infrastructure private equity, and his family's civil engineering and real estate company.
Adeel was a member of the Dean's Advisory Council and was actively involved in many student-led activities including the MIT Sloan Tech + Sports Analytics Conferences. He leveraged his prior experiences with Muppies to expand the engagement with the Muslim community on campus by leading efforts in hosting an "Ask me Anything: Being Muslim in America" and Sloan's 1st Ramadan Iftar held on campus.
Ibrahim Bengali is second year Wharton MBA student in the Health Care Management program. At Wharton, his professional interests have focused on both Big Tech and digital health companies. Over the summer, he worked at Facebook in their Product Strategy group. While at Wharton, Ibrahim just launched Wharton Tech Club’s new podcast and blog, called Wharton Tech Toks and is actively involved with Boxing Club, leading their community efforts.
Prior to Wharton, Ibrahim was a consultant at Oliver Wyman as a manager in their healthcare practice. He is a Chicago-boy, born and raised, and attended Northwestern University and majored in Industrial Engineering.