After a career in athletics, Kristen Dozier took her shot at high profile, corporate consulting.Read Kristen’s Story
When Kristen Dozier began to consider an MBA, she’d just reached the end of a four-year professional volleyball career.
“Spain. Puerto Rico. Israel. Germany. Poland. I lived and played all over,” she says. “I was ready to come home and figure out what my next chapter would be.”
For a time, it seemed like that future lay with the athletic training business she’d founded in her hometown of Washington, D.C.
Being an entrepreneur was great. And, honestly, I initially pursued the masters as a way of taking that business to the next level.”
Then Kristen got a taste of what corporate consulting was all about and everything changed. While interning with a hedge fund her first year in the program, she worked closely with its emerging markets team and discovered how much she loved this new focus area.
“It was so completely different, but so exciting.”
Kristen used the momentum of the internship and her immersion experience in Mexico to secure a consulting job in New York the fall before graduation.
“It was fantastic. A huge relief to be able to have a great position locked down and be excited about where I was heading after graduation.”
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