P&Q highlights 12 from the MBA class of 2020

Poets & Quants has released its latest update highlighting members of the WashU Olin Business School—this time focusing on the MBA class of 2020. The online business education magazine provided in-depth profiles of 12 members of the class, including two US servicemen, a former consultant, and a banker.

“The quality that comes to mind in describing my MBA classmates is ‘eager,'” said Erik Andrew, a US Marine from St. Louis. “Everyone in the class embraces the community at Olin and is excited to begin the journey.”

The students were effusive in their support for Olin.

“I wanted to attend a top-quality program that would provide great career opportunities after graduation,” said Claudia Ortiz Albert, who came to WashU after working as a corporate and investment banking analyst for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria. “Olin also stood out to me because from the first interaction I had with the admissions team, they made me feel like I belonged here.”

Poets & Quants took note of several key metrics related to the class.

It includes 135 members, 10 less than the previous class. That may be a product of two factors. First, the school received 59 fewer applications. That said, the school accepted nearly 100 fewer applications, resulting in the acceptance rate falling seven points to 33 percent. In other words, it will likely be harder for applicants to get into Olin going forward…. Demographically, the growth of women (was) the biggest change. The 2020 Class broke the coveted 40 mark, with women comprising 42 percent of the class.

Read the full report on Poets & Quants or click on the names below to see their profile online.

Student Hometown Alma Mater Last Employer
Erik Andrew St. Louis, MO University of Missouri US Marine Corps
Kris Fenn Salt Lake City, UT Wesleyan College University of Utah (Eccles School of Business)
Brinda Gupta Naperville, IL Saint Louis University Washington University (Brown School)
Abraham Kola-Amodu Lagos, Nigeria Bowen University KPMG
Felicia Kola-Amodu Oyo, Nigeria Bowen University Enterprise Holdings
Lizaveta Miadzvedskaya Krichev, Belarus University of Texas-Dallas Baker Botts
Bruno Moreira Yamamura São Paulo, Brazil University of Campinas Ponta Iluminação
Richard Obiora Atlanta, GA Emory University Logicworks
Claudia Ortiz Albert Valencia, Spain Campbell University Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A.
Jessica Sanchez Chavez Havana, Cuba University of Havana Citibank
Justin Smith Granite City, IL Southern Illinois University United States Army
Shaun Brij Vaid St. Louis, MO George Washington University BJC Healthcare
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One Response to "P&Q highlights 12 from the MBA class of 2020"

  1. avatar José Llopis

    The growth of the percentage of women is good news.

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