The MBA Class of 2017 will have a record-breaking number of female members thanks in part to Allison Campbell, MBA’16. Allison tells Poets & Quants about her recruiting achievement at Olin:
“When I joined Olin, my class was 28% female, resulting in over half the core teams only having one female. I wanted to change that. I wanted to implement the personal touch Olin had the ability to offer, especially females.
During my free time, I reached out to prospective students, offering to share my personal experiences. I was talking to at least three people a week, telling my MBA story and answering questions about Olin.
Through Olin Women in Business, I pushed for a new Vice President position to work with the admissions office. I joined the executive board in this role, and I forged a connection with Admissions to emphasize this focus. Last spring, I also co-chaired our Admitted Students Weekend. I stayed in touch with those students over the summer, and was proud to see the female enrollment jump to 40%.
This year, every core team had two female students. To this day, I continue to work with Admissions to make 40% a rule, not an exception.”
Allison will be an Associate Marketing Manager at Walmart after she graduates.