Neil Yajnik, MS∙MBA’13

Los Angeles, California

“The MS•MBA program delves into issues and trends in technology that are applicable right now because of the way technology is addressed within the context of real-world business issues.”

Tech marketer seeks match

Neil chose BU because of the camaraderie he witnessed during a campus visit. “The students are so close at BU, and it creates a very supportive environment. Everyone’s motivated and competitive, but not at the expense of their fellow classmates. The BU culture is tremendous. Not only will you learn an incredible amount and further your career prospects, but you’ll also make lifelong friends in the process.”

The MSMBA dual-degree, which combines an MBA with an MS in information systems, fit Neil’s objectives. “The program delves into issues and trends in technology that are applicable right now because of the way technology is addressed within the context of real-world business issues. With the MSMBA, I’m able to incorporate the right amount of coursework in current fields of technology while still learning the core competencies of general management. I’ve also chosen my electives with the intention of pursuing a career in the technology industry.”

To that end, the staff in the Feld Career Center has been a major advantage. “They helped me a great deal in perfecting my resume, cover letters, and 30-second pitch,” he adds. “I saw a significant improvement in my interactions with recruiters during my internship search. My goal is to find opportunities in product management and marketing.”

Neil praises the School’s professors as well. “The faculty at BU School of Management is fantastic, and very helpful when it comes to assisting with classwork or career coaching. I’ve had nothing but good experiences since I’ve been here.”

For relaxation, Neil cites the events in the Cohort Cup, a good natured competition between MBA cohorts, where students explore a different kind of teaming. “All the Cohort Cup events have been a blast, and it’s been great to take a break from the rigors of schoolwork to let loose with classmates.”