Name: Tom Jepsen
Hometown: Edina, Minnesota
Education: University of Colorado-Boulder
Before Smith Employer: CoStar Group, Inc.
Concentration: Consulting & General Management
Extracurricular Activities: Net Impact Club Member, Smith Soccer Club Member & Smith Flag Football Team Member
Why I chose Smith: The main factors that convinced me to attend were the warm and welcoming community, top notch faculty, and the experiences of current and former students with whom I had spoken. Smith has a student body filled with highly intelligent, open-minded, and competitive students. Yet, the community comes first and an environment of collaboration is present throughout the school.
My advice to future Smith MBA Candidates: The Smith MBA program has a student body composed of highly intelligent, open-minded and competitive students. Yet, the community comes before the competition. To be a successful member of the next class of MBA students, you should come prepared to Smith with clear career goals and having done your research on both Smith and your profession.