Kilts Marketing Fellowship
The Kilts Marketing Fellowship is awarded each year to select incoming MBA students who plan to pursue a career in marketing. Past Kilts Marketing Fellows have gone on to leadership roles at companies such as Procter & Gamble, Google, Johnson & Johnson, Amazon, Starbucks, and American Express.
Kilts Marketing Fellows receive significant tuition support, as well as a mentoring relationship with a member of the Booth marketing community. This mentoring component provides fellowship recipients with an unparalleled opportunity to interact with a senior marketing executive, giving them an edge over their peers when they are ready to enter the job market. Kilts Marketing Fellows also have opportunities to engage with Booth faculty members at special events.
Class of 2022 Kilts Marketing Fellows
Top row from left: Anthony Arias (mentored by Harry Ghuman, ’98), Chris Carter (mentored by Mike Perrin, ’10), Harper Du (mentored by Jeremy Schellin, ’11), Erika Gomez (mentored by Olivia Morad, ’10), Ceara Jemison (mentored by David Yates), Jennifer Juma (mentored by Jeff Cullinane, ’11)
Bottom row from left: Olivia Lee (mentored by Andrew Sugerman, ’97), Charles Madarikan (mentored by David Neenan, ’95), Donna Quinlan (mentored by Rohit Tripathi, ’05), Chloe Saddler (mentored by Jamie Colman, ’07), Jacqueline Sanches (mentored by Susan Gibbons, ’10), Victoria Wen (mentored by Carl Johnson, ’72)
Class of 2021 Kilts Marketing Fellows
Top row from left: Tim Larach (mentored by Mir Aamir, '97), Gianluca Camilli (mentored by Yotam Ariav, '10), Kwaku Frimpong (mentored by Carolyn Braff, '13), Matt Conan (mentored by Ted Buell, '07), Brian Billups (mentored by Chad Young, '11)
Middle row from left: Tess Belton (mentored by Heather Mason, '86), Rutna Gadh (mentored by Manish Kothari, '90), Mandy Schiff (mentored by Kurt Schmidt '90), Lei Lei (mentored by Cherry Chen, '12)
Bottom row from left: Bailey Breems (mentored by Kate Lennox, '13), Danna Fishbein (mentored by Nayana Singh, '09), Angela Choi (mentored by Snigdha Goyal, '13), Joanna Guth (mentored by Mike Cieri, '10), Amber Lowey (mentored by Lynne Smith, '86), Sade Onadiji (mentored by Ryan Bennett, '12), Lauren Tsai (mentored by Eunice Kim, '05)
Onward and Upward
Since 2006, we have awarded fellowships to more than 75 students who have gone on to successful careers at some of the world’s most innovative companies, including these three outstanding alumni:
Alex Ward, ’08, David G. Whalen Fellow
Global Lead, Special Projects - Host Team, Airbnb
Ward works with cross-functional teams to incubate new-growth initiatives for the company’s core business. Many of these incubations currently focus on unlocking more hosts and homes in order to meet the rapid increase in Airbnb’s guest demand over the past decade.
Heather (Rubacky) Ward, ’16
Senior Associate Brand Manager, Mars, Inc.
Mentored by Ted Wright, Ward is a senior associate brand manager for innovation across Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, and Three Musketeers. She’s responsible for comprehensive development and go-to-market planning of strategic new-product and packaging initiatives.
Justen Knight, ’13, Henry Rak Fellow
Strategy and Operations Manager, Google
Knight serves as the “chief operating officer” of the government and advocacy ad sales team at Google, partnering closely with the team’s director on strategic decision-making and leading projects to drive strategy and improve the operations of the team.
Becoming a Kilts Marketing Fellow
Marketing fellowships are awarded to incoming students for the Full-Time MBA, Evening MBA, and Weekend MBA programs. All admitted students are considered for a marketing fellowship as part of the admissions process. However, candidates must plan to choose a concentration in marketing, plan to pursue a marketing or general management career after graduation, and have a demonstrated track record of professional and academic excellence.
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