Who We Are: The Full-Time mbaMission Team
MBA from: Columbia Business School
Working style: Energetic, supportive, positive, firm when necessary
What I love about my job: That every day, every client, and every conversation is different. I love meeting people from all over the world and helping them shape their stories. I really enjoy working with nontraditional clients who just need some encouragement to believe in themselves and their stories.
Having helped hundreds of domestic and international clients from various industries and backgrounds pursue their business school aspirations, Rachel Beck is a seasoned veteran of MBA admissions consulting. She possesses both a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University’s School of Journalism and an MBA from Columbia Business School (CBS), where she received the prestigious Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics Business Journalism. While at CBS, Rachel was a teaching assistant, an officer in the retail club, a resume reviewer for the MBA program’s Career Management Center, and a volunteer for iPrep, a program that helps the disadvantaged learn and improve their interview skills. After graduating from CBS, she served as an alumni admissions interviewer for eight years.
Rachel is a former national business columnist and features writer for The Associated Press, where she produced an award-winning syndicated column that reached thousands of news organizations globally and covered such topics as the financial crisis and Great Recession, consumer trends, accounting issues in corporate America, and executive pay. She has interviewed dozens of Fortune 500 CEOs and been featured in numerous radio and TV spots on major news events. In addition to serving clients as an mbaMission Senior Consultant, Rachel is a frequent presenter for the firm’s online webinars on industry insights.