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Marianne Frapwell, MBA/MSW 2011

On Olin's applied-learning program:

I participated in two Global Management Studies trips. First to Ghana for two weeks where I studied what a developing economy looks like. Then to Chile and Argentina, where we studied the wine industry for two weeks. Next, I interned with an organization in Haiti. I have learned to trust myself, my instincts and my critical-thinking skills from being here at Olin.

On the Olin experience:
Since I came from a non-profit background, I was very nervous and afraid that I wouldn’t be able to cut it. But everyone here at Olin has been so supportive. It’s been challenging but I haven’t once felt like the professors, other students or administration didn’t believe in me.

I worked for a few years before I came to Olin. Now going out into a business world I feel capable, I feel confident and I feel like I have a grasp of what it is I want to do, what it is that I’m good at and how I can help serve others in the most efficient way possible.

Career:
Pre-MBA employment: Friendship House Association of American Indians (residential substance abuse treatment)
Post MBA Employment and Internship: Development Officer, Meds & Food for Kids, Haiti

Background:
Education: BA, English and Theater, Boston College, Boston, MA
Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA