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MBA Student Lands Finance Role with Microsoft

Published March 31, 2014

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Jennifer Rabot (MBA candidate), Finance Manager, Microsoft

Jennifer Rabot (MBA candidate),
Finance Manager, Microsoft

Jennifer Rabot, an Eastern Michigan University MBA student, was recently hired as a finance manager in Microsoft's supply chain department.

"Opportunities to work for such a world renowned company do not come by often so I jumped at the opportunity," said Rabot. "What really stood out and attracted me even more to the company was the culture. The team that I will be working with has been really supportive and encouraging throughout this whole process and I can't wait to officially become a part of the team."

Rabot, originally from England, came to the United States on a tennis scholarship at Purdue University in Indiana. She majored in accounting and graduated from Purdue in 2013. After graduating, she came to EMU and is currently the graduate assistant for the women's tennis team. Rabot will graduate in April 2014.

"Jenny has been an excellent student and brought a lot to the MBA program," said Kunal Banerji, Rabot's advisor and an associate professor of management. "She has a magnetic personality and a lot of drive and enthusiasm that is lacking in other students. The fact that she got a job at Microsoft proves this."

According to Banerji, Rabot is responsible for making the once defunct MBA Student Association function again. She helped the group get organized again and started networking with professionals to help other students in the program.

"She did a lot of excellent things and really made it go," Banerji said. "She put in all the effort by networking and getting speakers for the organization. The speakers give great feedback on her and how she constantly keeps in contact with them and helps other students. She has been a dynamic person for the MBA program."

While Banerji has his own praise for Rabot, she also has praise for EMU and the MBA program and faculty of the University.

"Going into the interview process [at Microsoft], I knew I'd be up against tough competition, but felt confident that EMU had prepped me to succeed even under these conditions," said Rabot. "Not only did I feel technically equipped by I knew I had a strong support system behind me. Dean Tidwell and many of the faculty have been outstanding in helping me start my career."

Rabot's new position at Microsoft starts this summer after she moves to Seattle in July.

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