2016 MBAs To Watch: Laura McWhirter, Notre Dame (Mendoza)

Author: Jeff Schmitt

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Laura McWhirter

University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business

Age: 27

Hometown: Unionville, Ontario

Undergraduate School and Degree: Carleton University, Bachelor of Commerce Concentrating in Operations Management and Marketing

Where did you work before enrolling in business school? Deloitte Consulting, Senior Consultant

Where did you intern during the summer of 2015? I am enrolled in the one-year MBA program in which we do not have an internship.

Where will you be working after graduation? McKinsey & Company, Associate

Community Work and Leadership Roles in Business School: Corporate Ambassador, Business Analytics Club Leadership, Teachers Assistant for the Executive MBA Introduction to Marketing course

Which academic or extracurricular achievement are you most proud of during business school? I had the privilege to assist Professor Joseph Urbany with the redesign of the Executive MBA Intro to Marketing course. Being involved in improving the learning experience for current and future business leaders was very rewarding.

What achievement are you most proud of in your professional career? Securing my dream-job, in my dream-city.  

Who is your favorite professor? Ken Kelley, who taught Advanced Statistical Inference in a way that really drove interest and sparked critical thought. He made stats exciting!

Favorite MBA Courses? Judgment, Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Valuation

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