I'm a content strategist for PwC's Thought Leadership Institute, which means I interview, research, and consult with subject matter experts to create simple, compelling content for their clients on complex business issues.
I learned so much from the program and participants, but primarily the altMBA helped me become more empathetic in the workplace and outside it. And I embraced and understood abstract stuff like problem framing, constraints, and sunk costs more than I'd ever been able to from a textbook or lecture.
The people that altMBA attracts are so driven, inspiring, and happy to help. The network doesn't die down after the program's over. I feel as though every student that I interacted with would let me crash on their couch for a month if I ever needed to. They can crash on my couch, too.
I reframed my entire career path: I had convinced myself that because I'd been schooled and employed in one area of expertise my whole life, that it was my inevitable destiny to stay in that field. I am slowly, steadily defying that now, and I saw the same lightbulb-moment epiphanies happening around me, too.
The program dates:
altMBA12/13 Summer: July 10 – August 8, 2017
altMBA14/15 Fall: October 2 – October 31, 2017
The application takes about 20 minutes to complete.