Alumni Testimonials

Current students and alumni of the Lake Forest MBA program at Allstate have found the program to be highly effective in broadening their business perspectives and developing their leadership skills.

“The individuals that I have met in my cohort have allowed me to develop cross functional relationships within Allstate and have provided exposure to other areas of the enterprise; I have found that I’m more effective as a leader by having these connections. This sense of synergy and commonality that I have with my classmates would not be possible at a campus based MBA program.”  
- Kelly Brennan, Director, Product/Service Innovation & Development, Class of  2012

“Earning my Lake Forest MBA allows me to face future business challenges with confidence because of the academic foundation I now possess. Continuing my education has expanded my horizons and opened my eyes so that I see the world through a different lens.”
 - Monika Taraschewsky, Territory Sales Consultant, Class of 2009

“I chose LFGSM because of the convenience the on-site program provides to Allstate employees. Some of the team projects match the way we do business at Allstate which has been immensely helpful.  I learned more about Allstate from this experience which otherwise would not have been possible.

The fact that the MBA classes at LFGSM are taught by business leaders, experienced in strategy and execution, and the class discussions and presentations also involve students who have professional work experience was really helpful to better understand the big picture and apply it to my day-to-day work.”

- Pavaman Rao, Systems Analyst, Allstate Financial Technology, Class of 2013