Miwa Takaki

Miwa Takaki

Cornell Tech MBA '15

Age: 28
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Education: Industrial Engineering & Economics, Northwestern University
Prior Employment: Nestle

Why I chose Johnson

When considering graduate programs, I knew that I wanted to be a part of a movement that created real change in the world. As part of the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA inaugural class, I saw an opportunity to be a leader in a new and evolving collaboration between business and technology – something that no other business school can offer at this time.

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March 31 2015

The Trek of a Lifetime

trek participantsYeah, there are a lot of great MBA treks out there. But few, if any, can rival Johnson Cornell Tech’s first ever tech immersion in Israel. Armed with a group of 30 close friends, we stormed the country in pursuit of exploring the country’s rich and thriving startup culture. Day to day, we worked intimately with local startups as well as innovation centers on projects ranging from developing go-to-market strategies to creating public relation campaigns for new users. We learned about the cultural, political, and social complexities of the region from captivating discussions about Arab-Jew relations, public media in current day, and the way of life for many religious groups in the area.

foodWe also had fun discovering the world of underground street art during a tour of Tel Aviv, camping in Bedouin tents in the desert, riding camels, waking up at dawn for a sunrise hike and yoga overseeing the Dead Sea, and of course, eating and dancing our way through Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. There were lots of little moments – laughing with friends while biking along the Mediterranean coast, sharing a gourmet five course meal in the living room of an Israeli chef, good conversations with new and different people from all cultures, and being mesmerized by the vibrant colors of the local markets.

Riding CamelsUndoubtedly, this trek has been a capstone to the Cornell Tech MBA experience.

Be sure to check out this video by Ben Peterson, Johnson Cornell Tech MBA '15 documenting our journey.








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Miwa Takaki @wawamiwa 21 Sep
Talking AI for DevOps, mediation, cryptocurrencies, and more with @ChadArroyo @BunkerLabsNY BunkerBrews Veteranhttps://t.co/rYhmG8AgLS
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Miwa Takaki @wawamiwa 21 Sep
Our very own @ebaynyc ad guru, Michael Hirshoren, on how ebay is changing the game with AI. Thanks @BunkerLabsNY f… https://t.co/4uLAZEWc1n
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Miwa Takaki @wawamiwa 20 Sep
"Together we can solve bigger and bigger problems than we are able to on our own." Special… https://t.co/uA7ZCLOcgP
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Vlad 🐢 @Vlokshin 20 Sep
Hey @fredwilson! We just finished another great Cornell Tech alumni speaker (and happy hour) event. Would you be our next speaker? 🙏
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Miwa Takaki @wawamiwa 20 Sep
The incredible and inspiring @jdulski on creating stories to share our vision WIP2017 womenpm https://t.co/ld1HjpSXuj
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Cornell Tech @cornell_tech 12 Sep
Tune into the CornellTech Dedication livestream tomorrow at 10:30am EST. RSVP today: https://t.co/gXVj9apxM9
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NYC Mayor's Office @NYCMayorsOffice 5 Sep
To the Dreamers of New York City: We stand with you. We will fight for you. In solidarity, New York City https://t.co/fhOYD3no7x
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Code/Interactive @weareci 30 Aug
Did you know that thru mentoring you become richer & better looking? 😏 Maybe not but it will enrich your life!… https://t.co/uyA2q376Ue
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Alexandros @alexk_z 30 Aug
The slides from our recsys2017 “Deep Learning for Recommender Systems” tutorial with @balazshidasi are now online https://t.co/DMMUBfXXrz
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eBay Newsroom @eBayNewsroom 25 Aug
Co-sponsored by @eBay, @weareci’s new program will help underrepresented students find their first jobs in tech… https://t.co/2SezYh49Nz
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