Justin Ettinger, 2013, United States

Why I chose Fletcher:  My goal is to have an entrepreneurial business career focused on emerging markets. Though I knew that a business education would be critical to understanding the challenges associated with such a career, I really struggled with the idea of taking the traditional MBA route. It didn't take me long to realize that Fletcher's MIB curriculum offered me a chance to simultaneously develop core business skills and an international perspective on business issues. It's like I'm getting two degrees for the price of one!

On the classroom experience: The Fletcher classroom environment is unlike anything I've ever experienced. Imagine a discussion on the Eurozone debt crisis in a room full of peace corps volunteers, investment bankers, diplomats, international aid workers, consultants, military officers, Europeans, Asians, Latin Americans, Americans, etc. The richness of perspective is just amazing. I know I wouldn't have received the same experience at a traditional MBA program.

Favorite Magazine:

The Week

Favorite Blog:

Gothamist

Favorite City:

Sevilla, Spain

Favorite Landmark:

Manhattan skyline

Most Rewarding Trip:

Trekking in the Andes with my brother

Fields of Study

  • International Political Economy
    International Finance and Banking

Summer Internship

Latin America Strategy intern - Converse, Inc., Boston, MA

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Research Assistant at the Center for Emerging Market Enterprises
    International Business Club
    Latin America Club
    WILD
    Fletcher Fútbol

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, History, Political Science, Spanish, Wake Forest University

Experience before Fletcher

  • Deloitte, Global Business Development Pursuits Manager - New York, NY
    Ernst & Young, Communication and Pursuit Strategist - New York, NY
    Kasirer Consulting, Government Relations Associate - New York, NY

Languages

  • Spanish
    English