At present, this community includes over 7,700 Carroll School graduate alumni living in over 54 different countries, and a broader network comprised of more than 156,000 boston College alumni located all over the world. Discover our celebration of alumni achievements through the alumni spotlights which are updated throughout the year.
Gagan Chawla, MBA '02
In 2002, when Gagan Chawla completed his MBA at the Carroll School, job prospects in his field were bleak. “I graduated during the recession,” he recalls. “Most strategic consulting firms were laying people off, not hiring.”
Andrew Cobb, MSA '07
“As I finished my undergraduate co-op program at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), I realized that an MSA degree would further enhance my technical skills and propel me to the next level in the public accounting field. At PwC, the senior executives had high regard for the MSA Program at Boston College."
Allison Gates, MBA'12
When Gates started looking at business schools, Boston College quickly rose to the top of her list. “BC is well known for its program in corporate finance, which is exactly what I was interested in,” she says.
Joseph Hannasch, MBA '11
Joseph Hannasch sought an MBA to acquire business knowledge and facilitate his transition from military to civilian life. The Evening MBA Program allowed him to continue building his resume while working towards his degree. Joseph accepted a position with General Electric while completing the program, where he currently works as a Contracts Manager.
Ran Harel, MBA/MSF ’02
“Part of what makes BC unique is how easy it is to form close relationships with students, faculty, and alumni,” says Ran Harel. Nearly a decade after graduating, Harel says he’s in touch regularly with up to 20 classmates from the Carroll School.
Kristen A. Johnson, MBA '05
When Kristen Johnson graduated from Princeton University with a degree in international affairs, she went directly into the world of consulting. For five years, she worked with Fortune 500 companies to build effective institutional websites and other technology solutions.
Jim Kaloyanides, MBA ’07
Jim Kaloyanides wasn’t sure what to expect when he started the full-time MBA program at the Carroll School. He was five years out of college and working his way up the corporate ladder at Staples when he decided to head back to school.
Joanna Lippert, MBA '12
After several years in ad sales for the magazine industry, Joanna Lippert was working as the wholesale sales manager for a small boutique chocolate company in New York when she decided it was time to pursue a graduate degree in business.
Michelle Mittelsteadt, MBA ’01
“The Carroll School was a great experience,” says Michelle Mittelsteadt, whose close friends from the 2001 MBA class include godparents of two of her three children. Now she reaches out to undergraduates at BC and other institutions, as a recruiter for her financial-analysis group at Ernst & Young.
Eric Nyman, MBA '97
Eric Nyman likes to talk to students at the Carroll School, largely because it allows him to “reconnect with them as a mentor," the way others did for him when he studied at the School. But he also points out, "It helps me to recruit great talent for Hasbro," where he is senior vice president for marketing.
Matthew A. Rudnick '04, MBA
Matthew A. Rudnick, ‘04 is at the top of his game. He leads business development for MHT Partners, an investment banking firm based in Dallas with offices in Boston, Mass., and previously did the same for Capstone Partners. Much of his career success; however, he attributes not only to luck and hard work, but also having an MBA degree from Boston College.
Amanda Scipione, MBA '07
While attending the part-time MBA program and working for a Boston financial firm, Amanda Scipione was looking to change careers. She credits her successful post-graduation job search to the addition of the Carroll School of Management to her resume, and says the experience “opened my eyes to the power of the Boston College alumni network.”
Matt Taylor ’99, MBA/MSF ’04
Matt Taylor, a senior manager of financial planning and analysis at Staples, Inc., says of the Boston College experience: "This isn't a two- or four-year thing."
Kristen Vicino, MBA '10
As a career-switcher, I wanted to move from a functional role in human resources to a career in general management. Through BC’s recruiting process, I found two opportunities that enabled me to make this transition.