German-speaking MBA students speak about how Stanford Graduate School of Business is helping them take their careers to the next level, and answer questions about life at the GSB.
This webcast will not cover topics related to the MBA application, admission process, or financial aid.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Tim Eisenmann, MBA ‘15
Pre-MBA: BS in aviation management from EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht; After receiving my BS I worked in corporate strategy at Lufthansa German Airlines.
Why an MBA: My goal was to take a step back, connect with amazing people, and figure out the personal and professional path for my life.
Why Stanford GSB: I was attracted to the focus on leadership and “soft-skills,” and the location in Silicon Valley (the most vibrant place on the planet).
Post-graduation goals: I’ll be pursuing a dual approach: (1) work and build a network in the transportation industry and (2) engage in the social entrepreneurship space in Africa.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Dominik Facher, MBA ‘16
Pre-MBA: I studied computer science at TU Munich and ETH Zürich; Following my undergraduate studies I started an internet business and worked as a consultant with Bain & Company.
Why an MBA: I wanted to learn how to scale myself in order to grow an organization.
Why Stanford GSB: The focus on empathetic leadership and access to ‘crazy people’ in Silicon Valley was important to me.
Post-graduation goals: I plan to build software for on-demand ecosystems.
Desiree Peill, MBA ‘16
Pre-MBA: I earned a BA in international affairs in Switzerland, and worked in various internships in German publishing houses as a journalist, and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company focused on media companies.
Why an MBA: I want to build a future for quality journalism by finding innovative ways for it to survive and thrive in a digital-only world. The MBA helps me to improve my leadership skills and thus prepare me for my next career step, which I expect to be much more entrepreneurial, demanding the ability to convince, motivate and manage others.
Why Stanford GSB: I want to take time to develop new journalistic business models. I want to combine the values of public media with Silicon Valley entrepreneurship to come up with and try innovative ideas and learn not to be afraid of failure. Stanford offers the perfect opportunity to take risks, and maybe fail, but learn and try again.
Post-graduation goals: I want to contribute to shaping the future of journalism, either in corporate shoes or even through my own media venture.