Erin Whalen, Class of 2013

Sep 12, 2013
Tags: b-school, Erin Whalen, getting involved, internships, MBA

Erin WhalenI 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.

Why I Chose a Full-Time MBA Program

Erin Whalen chose a full-time MBA program because it offered her the invaluable opportunity to participate in an internship.

Joining a Student Organization Will Help Hone Your Business Skills

Erin Whalen explains the benefit to your business school experience of joining student organizations.

Business School Will Help You Overcome Challenges in Your Job

Erin Whalen explains that ike a job, you're expected to manage lots of challenges and obstacles all at once.