When Sadia Tanveer and Zach Weisman discussed dreams for their future together, they realized they wanted to live in a well-rounded city; a place with good jobs, people their age, and things to do, and that career changes—and MBAs—provided the options they were seeking. That future, both geographically and upwardly mobile, is now in sight for the married couple—with two Kelley MBAs and two new careers in Chicago on the horizon.
“As a couple, this is one of the best decisions we have made,” Zach said. “Kelley gave us a medium to reach our goals. Everything that we had dreams for in the last five years, we have worked toward and helped each other along as a couple.”
“Consulting gave us the flexibility of going anywhere we desire.”
Zach and Sadia had successful careers in eastern Pennsylvania in business operations and software engineering. Still, they understood that higher education, an MBA, would enable them to maximize their potential as young working professionals and provide them with endless opportunities in the long run.
They sought education from a top business school at a cost that would not be a burden to them moving forward. Zach was set on a part-time program so he could continue working full-time, but that changed after an in-person discussion at a recruiting event made him and Sadia feel warmly welcomed by Kelley’s full-time program. The Kelley MBA also included the attractive combination of scholarships and Bloomington’s lower cost of living compared to other areas they considered.
“The return on our investment is much higher coming to Kelley,” Sadia said.
They came to Kelley set on careers in consulting because they knew it would give them the flexibility they desired. Their first year, they joined the Consulting Club and dove into the demanding Consulting Academy, which exposed them to a variety of consulting firms and executives and prepared them well for their summer internships. (more…)