Park Fellow Alumni Profiles

Christy Bensen, ILR '01, MBA '07 Christy Bensen, ILR ‘01, MBA ‘07

Coming into the program as a JD/MBA, I was unsure whether a business or legal career would suit me best. Through the leadership assessment, personal mastery workshop and developmental planning exercises, the Park program helped me clarify my career plans and prioritize my goals. After a very positive summer internship in consulting, I felt confident that pursuing a consulting career, in lieu of law school, was the right decision. Having that support network as a sounding board for my plans and ideas was instrumental throughout the process and something I will always be grateful for.

Pre-MBA Employer:

Goldman Sachs & Co. (Credit Sales)

Park Project:

Developing and facilitating an "Outdoor Adventure and Leadership Challenge" curriculum, along with the Ithaca Youth Bureau, for middle school children at the Lehman Alternative School in Ithaca.

Post-Graduate Employer:

Bain & Company, Inc. (Strategy Consulting)