The Intersection sat down with three of Scheller College’s rockstar women MBA candidates in celebration of International Women’s Day 2019.
Thea Dietrick is a first-year MBA candidate at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. Originally from Johns Creek, GA, she will be interning at Nike this summer in their supply chain division. Thea was recently named as one of Poets & Quants 10 Remarkable Women MBAs to Watch for the Class of 2020. When searching for her MBA program, she paid special attention to the support that was given to women by the program as well as overall female representation. One thing that stood out to her was Scheller’s 35% female ratio for the Full-time Class of 2018. The Full-time Class of 2020 has now reached a 40% ratio of female candidates. Thea acknowledges that one of the greatest personalities of Scheller is that the program really is a family.
Sara Winkle is a second-year MBA candidate originally from Knoxville, TN. Prior to pursuing her MBA she worked for five years in project management for HR at Pandora Media. Sara is the president of one of the most active MBA clubs, Women in Business and Men as Allies. She wanted to lead the club to gain invaluable leadership experience and help cultivate a strong network for female MBAs. One of her favorite events that WIB hosted this year was a movie roundtable where students watched Hidden Figures and discussed their thoughts. One thing Sara likes about Scheller is how intentional it is to have a diverse class base every year between all programs. Both Sara and Scheller College realize the importance of getting all different perspectives in your classes to enrich classroom experience, professional work, and personal friendships.
Julia Snell is the MBA Academic Program Manager at Scheller College and is pursuing her MBA as an evening student. She completed her undergraduate degree at Clemson University after growing up in Sedalia, MO. Julia was recently awarded the Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr. Award for Staff Excellence. One of the biggest things she has seen Scheller College do to promote diversity and inclusion is become a sponsor of the Forte Foundation to help empower women in business education. Scheller also sponsors the Georgia Tech Women’s Alumnae Network, Georgia Tech Women’s Leadership Conference, and Women in Technology. Julia is impressed with Scheller’s collaborative community and family feel.
Listen to this episode of The Intersection to find out more about why our guests chose to return to school when they did, what has helped them to understand a different perspective than their own, and what they will be creating next.