It’s my pleasure to introduce the new Social Media Coordinator for the Foster Full Time MBA Program, Roberto Molina! He’s a first-year MBA (Class of 2016) and originally hails from Mexico City. We had a great time on the same study team in Winter Quarter together. Read on for more about Roberto!
What was your Pre-MBA Profession?
Before coming to Foster, I worked at Dannon doing market research for all the brands in the company. I made sure that the voice of the consumer was taken into account when making business decisions regarding any feature of the product or the brand.
What do you want to do after your MBA?
After my MBA I want to continue to work in marketing, to grow a business by making decisions that are aligned with customer needs and managing their expectations.
What led you to pursue an MBA?
I wanted to fully transition to marketing, grow in my career, and gain a better understanding of how the different areas of a company come together towards a business goal.
Why did you choose Foster?
I decided to come to Foster because of the quality of the program and the people. During the Admitted Student Welcome Weekend, I was able to experience the quality of the professors and the engagement of the students in a real class. I was also able to interact with many students inside and outside the classroom, which made me realize that I would be a good fit for Foster (and that Foster would be a good fit for me).
Why did you want to get involved as an Admissions Coordinator?
The help that I received from the A-team during (and before) my admission process was invaluable. They were really interested in answering all my questions from a personal and professional point of view and I felt that it’s something that I just had to help with for the future generation of Fosterites.
What has been your most valuable academic experience at Foster?
The team projects have been the most valuable experiences for me. I have learned so much from the different backgrounds and points of view of my classmates.
What is the most valuable lesson you have learned at Foster so far?
For me, it would be the importance of networking. It turns out that networking is not as bad as I once thought, and I have experienced how even small efforts at networking can unexpectedly take you very far. It all made sense to me when I made a random comment to a classmate about my interest in internships at tech companies like Adobe. A few weeks later, this classmate sent me an email making me aware that Adobe had posted MBA internship opportunities. Long story short, I applied to Adobe and I got the internship. This is just one form of networking, but it certainly proved its importance. Had I not commented on my interests to this classmate, I wouldn’t have known about the Adobe internship posting and my internship may have been completely different.
What are your summer plans?
I will be interning at Adobe Systems in San Jose as Strategist for SMB Customer Acquisition.