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.

Full-Time MBA Student

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.

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Two Reasons to go to Business School

Two Reasons for Going to Business School

Beefing up quant skills and establishing a solid network of peers were the main reasons why Erin Whalen chose to get an MBA.

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MBA Student Reflects on Extracurricular Activites

Joining a Student Organization Will Help Hone Your Business Skills

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

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MBA Student Speaks about Overcoming Challenges

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.

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