Mariel Furlong, Class of 2013

Sep 12, 2013
Tags: admissions, b-school, finding a school, Mariel Furlong, MBA, work-life balance

Mariel Furlong

“As you go through recruiting, ask alumni for insights.”

I'm a rising second year student at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Prior to enrolling, I worked as a journalist for five years at a major magazine in Washington, DC. While there, I was selected to serve on an internal consulting project analyzing the magazine’s production process. The project was a success, and others like it soon followed. I found myself so enjoying those experiences that I left journalism to pursue an MBA.

Darden immediately stood out from other programs for its case method teaching style, team-oriented atmosphere, and high-quality teaching staff. When I'm not studying cases, I enjoy cooking, hiking with my dog, and listening to live music.

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