Erin Whalen, Class of 2013
Sep 12, 2013
b-school, Erin Whalen, getting involved, internships, MBA
I am studying at the University of Texas, where I received my BBA in 2001, majoring in marketing. Since then, I’ve worked in the renewable energy industry and the disaster restoration industry.
"After being on Shark Tank, I needed to hone my quantitative skills"
What I enjoyed most during my career was starting two successful companies. My last company, Grease Monkey Wipes, became an overnight success when my business partner and I pitched it on ABC’s Shark Tank. With that success came the realization that an MBA was a necessity to get to the next level. Knowing that I eventually wanted to be a consultant and use my past experiences to help others, I decided that getting my MBA would allow me to strengthen my core business skills, learn current ways of thinking about business, and meet a great network of people.