Student Profile: Expanding Networks
Juan Cogorno ’13
Master of Advanced Management Candidate
After college, I attended law school in Caracas, Venezuela, and worked as an attorney for the Latin American division of Procter & Gamble, and then I got an MBA. I've worked as a sales and marketing manager for a tax consulting firm, and I co-founded an advertising agency.
I am interested in the marketing industry, and the MAM program offered a great way to expand my business network while studying at Yale and taking advantage of its incredible resources. Sharing a classroom with such talented people gives me the chance to learn from them and also to share my own experiences.
One of the best things about the MAM program is that it lets you choose your courses from any of Yale's schools. If you have a particular interest in an area that wasn't offered at your previous school, you can explore it. I'm taking a marketing strategy course taught by Professor Ravi Dhar—whose insights are so valuable—and I'm taking other business courses in pricing strategy and managerial accounting. I'm also auditing a course at the Jackson Institute called The Next China, which is taught by Stephen Roach, and I'm auditing a class in the School of Forestry, as well.
Amazing speakers come to Yale—for instance, recently I was part of a group of students who had lunch with Álvaro Uribe, the former president of Colombia. Students get to exchange ideas with these leaders and learn more about what's shaping business today.
Interviewed on November 5, 2012.