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How I Got The Job: Associate Brand Manager, Kimberly-Clark

Apr 9, 2020
Keara Kelly (MBA’20) landed a job as Associate Brand Manager at Kimberly-Clark after a successful summer internship

By Kara Sherrer

Keara Kelly

After graduating from Brown University in 2007, Keara Kelly worked for AmeriCorps and various other non-profits before shifting her career towards technology. She completed a stint with the English Language Services in Austria before deciding to return to graduate school.

While searching for an MBA program, Kelly was drawn to Vanderbilt’s culture, which was similar to the “collaborative learning environment” she appreciated in college. “Owen was such a good opportunity for me to experiment with things that I knew were not necessarily my natural strengths,” she said.

During her two years at Vanderbilt, Kelly attended leadership and recruitment conferences, became involved with campus organizations, and took classes for her concentrations in Operations, Strategy, and Marketing. She ultimately landed a full-time position with Kimberly Clark after interning with them in the summer of 2019.

Click through Kelly’s timeline to find out how she landed her offer.

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