I decided to attend an MBA because I was at a point in my career where I knew that I wanted a change, and I wanted a structured way to explore opportunities in other regions and industries. For me, it was clear that I was at a turning point in my career, and I knew that an MBA would give me a platform to jump into what was next.
I researched a lot of MBAs, and having already worked internationally, I knew I wanted an international cohort. For this reason (and because I’m American), I only seriously considered European programs. While doing my research, I came across SDA Bocconi because of its strong position in the rankings. From there, I spoke with many people from the school as well as past students, and I felt like I really connected with them. So when I got the acceptance, SDA Bocconi was the clear choice.
SDA Bocconi has already been incredibly impactful on my professional and personal life. The smaller cohort lends itself to extremely strong friendships, and I already feel like I could reach out to people across the world for advice, career opportunities, or just to chat. From a professional point of view, the MBA gave me the opportunity to explore my options in the tech industry, and I’ve already started a full-time job in tech based out of Mexico City. I think if you take advantage of the opportunities and connections SDA Bocconi provides you, you can find a way to go into whichever industry you’re interested in.
From the first week, everything is exciting and you have the opportunity to make 100 new friends. Throughout the year, it can be an intense roller coaster of excitement, stress, hard work, and finally, decision-making. At the end, it’s all worth it.