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|