Traveling and working with people from Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa, Dr. Olaf Unteroberdoerster MS ’98, PhD ’98 has lived a life filled and enriched with memorable international experiences.
Alexei Ponomarov, MBA '12 spent his childhood in Ukraine and Romania and completed an undergraduate degree in economic cybernetics before working at an international trade and brokerage firm in Bucharest. Brandeis IBS was a way to take the next step in his education toward a defined career path.
It's an exciting time for Francisco Niclós Negrão ’00, MA ’01, an economist and lawyer based in São Paulo who specializes in antitrust law and international trade for major national and international corporations.
"I strongly believe that the economics courses at Brandeis IBS provided me with the skill set, and most importantly the macroeconomic intuition, necessary to quickly analyze macro data and produce insightful economic reports."
How did Ram Iyer, MBA '09 land a job at EMC? The Brandeis IBS alum talks about the knowledge and skills he acquired during his time earning his degree, and how they proved to be crucial in the workplace.
"My experience at AfDB reinforced my desire to work for an institution that’s doing development work in Africa," says Nonguierma. "It didn’t matter how hard the workload was—people there were so committed."
After winning the Leonard J. Asper Startup Award and Bunson Investment Challenge, Archana KC, MBA ’13 spent the summer building a new enterprise that found her taking a three-week trip to Nepal to meet with local farmers.
“During the summer, I did a 9-week internship at ElmTree Funds, LLC, a private equity real estate investment firm in the U.S. focused on commercial real estate net lease, sale-leaseback, and build-to-suit opportunities.
Among Brandeis alumni, Johanna Silverio has a rare distinction: she holds not one, not two, but three degrees from the University—including an MA and MBA from Brandeis International Business School (IBS).
Though Cecilia Maya grew up in Medellín, Colombia and attended college there, she always dreamed of going to graduate school overseas. “I wanted to study abroad because I wanted to live in a place with a different culture and surround myself with people from other countries,” she says.
At Brandeis IBS, Kim Myers was a Leadership Fellow, co-president of the Investment Club and a member of the winning team at the Boston CFA Institute Research Challenge. Today, she puts her financial skills to work at electronic trading company EBS BrokerTec.