Yale School of Management students sit down with alumni for a series of candid conversations about career paths, industries, opportunities for business school graduates, and discussions on career topics including work-life balance and creating a meaningful impact in business and society. This series is produced by and recorded at the Yale School of Management.
Scott Gordon ’88, Founder & CEO of Mastery Schools
In his 17th year as founder and chief executive officer of Mastery Schools, Scott Gordon ’88 oversees an organization that is known for turning around struggling public schools in Philadelphia while creating better and varied post-secondary opportunities for its students. Mastery created a new college-ready school model while cultivating a supportive environment for students and addressing the racial and economic context of educational injustice central to its work. He is interviewed by Ezra Nelson ’21.
Max Dworin ’20, Co-Founder & COO at Onda
Max Dworin ’21 is the co-founder and COO of Onda, a canned sparkling tequila beverage company. Onda is made with blanco tequila from a woman-owned distillery in Jalisco, Mexico and flavored with real fruit juice. Prior to SOM, Max worked at Boxed as Chief of Staff and on the business development team launching their Wine & Spirits business. Max also worked in politics, serving as Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer and Vice President of Communications for the Partnership for New York City.
Uma Krishnan ’19, Consultant at Bain & Company
Uma Krishnan ’19 is a consultant in the Houston office of Bain & Company. In this episode, Uma discusses how her passion for the education industry led her to the MBA program at SOM, life as a Bain employee, and her experiences on one of the company’s DEI taskforce teams. She is interviewed by Andrew Jacobs, a full-time MBA student in the Class of 2022, leads the conversation.
Sunny Mehta ’21
Sunny Mehta is an MAM student in the class of 2021. He completed his MBA at HEC Paris. Sunny has always followed his passion, first in politics and now on his startup within the sports industry. Sunny speaks about the upsides and pitfalls of working in politics, his MBA and MAM degrees, and transitioning to a new industry. Sunny also shares key insights into his entrepreneurial journey and the role Yale SOM has had in transforming his idea into a reality. He is interviewed by Natasha Nair ’21.
Martha Bull ’21
Martha Bull is a second-year full-time MBA student in the Class of 2021. They interned with PepsiCo last summer in their marketing department and is a second-year leader for Out Of Office (SOM LGBTQ+ Affinity Group). Martha discusses their background in the arts, trends in the marketing world, affinity recruiting, and their favorite PepsiCo product. In this podcast, they are interviewed by Andrew Jacobs, a full-time MBA student in the Class of 2022 and first-year Out of Office leader.
Linhang Ren ’22
Linhang Ren is a first-year full-time MBA student in the Class of 2022. He is a co-chair of the Internship Fund at SOM, and a co-founder of a new food startup that’s part of the Tsai CITY Accelerator program at Yale. Prior to SOM, Linhang was a serial entrepreneur who has founded several tech/travel start-ups. His most recent start-up was Touchtrips, a B2B travel tech company that enabled hotel guests to instantly book POI in their hotel room or on their hotel app.