Evening MBA

Cassandra Oliveira

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City of Residence

Chicago

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, University of Northern Iowa

Title, Company

The Context Network, Senior Business Analyst

Career changes while at Booth

When I applied and was accepted to Booth, I was working in R&D for Valent Biosciences; however, by the time I started my MBA I had transitioned into an account management role at a life science marketing agency, Chempetitive Group. I started at the Context Network about a year and a half later with the help of Booth's fabulous Career Services.

Advice to anyone considering business school

Spend time reflecting on your individual path and story—not just for the sake of submitting a strong application, but for your own benefit long term. That doesn't mean you need to have your entire life planned out, but you should have a clear, unique vision for where you want to go and how an MBA is the best way for you to get there.

What surprised you most about Booth?

I fully expected that the students, professors, and staff would be some of the most intelligent and driven people I would meet. I did not expect that they would also be some of the nicest and most down to earth. It's so easy to fit in at Booth.

Student group membership

Booth Social Impact, Graduate Women in Business, Booth Sales Club