Meaghan Carey Eichmann
“I came to Boston College from a position in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers. My background was heavily weighted toward accounting and finance, and I knew I needed to broaden my scope in order to stay in retailing and consumer products.
"I credit the coursework at the Carroll School with giving me new ways to look at business problems. The core curriculum introduced me to formal MBA structures and frameworks that you need to attack those problems and find solutions. Also, I took a brand management class that gave me a new perspective on the importance of branding, and I had an internship with a major footwear company. Between the internship and the coursework, I was well prepared to add value to a major retailer.
"Before even graduating from the MBA program, I had a job lined up with Target’s corporate headquarters in a three-year management development program. I hadn’t realized that BC was on their radar, but the company’s recruiters had seen my background on the Carroll School’s career strategies website and contacted me for an interview. Target is just one of several top Fortune 500 companies that actively recruit Boston College MBAs—and that says a lot about the school.”