Emory University, Goizueta Business School
Hometown: Armonk, New York
High School: Hackley School
Major: Finance and Strategy and Management Consulting
Favorite Business Courses: Leading and Managing Change, Business and Society, Advanced Financial Markets, Legal Environment of Business
Extracurricular Activities, Community Work and Leadership Roles During College:
BBA Council – President (2015-2016), Executive Vice President (2014-2015)
Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity – President (2015)
Student Programming Council – Band Party Chair (2015-2016), Speakers Chair (2014-2015)
Honors: Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
Where have you interned during your college career?
2013: Teal Orbit, New York, Business Development Associate
2014: Cambridge International Securities, Westport CT, Fixed Income Intern
2015: Ernst & Young, New York, Performance Improvement Advisory
Describe your dream job: My career aspirations are not bound to a particular company or position, but are instead fueled by my desire to make an impact. I hope to find myself in a job that demands constant innovation and learning, as well as part of a team that challenges me to continually think creatively, solve problems, and move the world forward.
What did you enjoy most about majoring in a business-related field? My favorite part about studying business has been getting to work in teams. In an increasingly global world, the emphasis on collaborating in diverse teams is more important than ever. I genuinely enjoy thriving in the team environment and getting to participate in a group that works together toward a result that no individual could alone achieve.
Where would you like to work after graduation? I am excited to be joining Kurt Salmon in New York as a Consultant in the Retail and Consumer Group.
What are your long-term professional goals? I enjoy the intricacies of leading a team and inspiring success in others. As a result, I hope to one day serve as an executive of a company that is contributing to society in a fashion that I am passionate about.
“I knew I wanted to major in business when…I began to understand the concept of entrepreneurship.”
“If I didn’t major in business, I would be…studying computer science and eventually making a business with the goal of turning creative visions into real products.”
What was the happiest moment of your life? Following in my parents footsteps as Emory alumni and joining my older brother at Emory, and then having my sister join me as a freshman in my senior year.
Which academic or personal achievement are you most proud of? Being able to lead multiple fantastic organizations while maintaining intellectual curiosity in the classroom.
What animal would you choose to represent your professional brand? A sled dog (husky). It looks friendly, it serves others, it works in teams, and it works really hard. I’ve never considered myself the smartest, but I am always going to work hard, collaborate, and seek to solve problems for others.
Who would you most want to thank for your success? My family has played the largest role in helping me become who I am today. My parents have provided endless support and opportunities, and have taught me how to live my life with the right attitude and values. Being a middle child, my brother and sister helped me learn about relationships (both good and bad) and how to work in teams.
Fun fact about yourself: I ran my first half marathon this past October and hope to one day run a marathon or participate in a triathlon.
Favorite book: Outliers (or anything else by Malcolm Gladwell)
Favorite movie: The Dark Knight
Favorite musical performer: Kendrick Lamar
Favorite vacation spot: Mount Snow, Vermont
What are your hobbies? I enjoy all types of exercise, soccer, exploring technology, traveling, volunteering, and trying new food.
What made Max such an invaluable addition to the Class of 2016?
“To say that Max is fully engaged in everything he undertakes is to state the obvious. He manages the coveted entertainment arm of the most active Emory Campus Life organization (SPC), while simultaneously serving as president of his fraternity and of the BBA Council. Rather than let one activity distract him from another, he learns from each experience and brings those competencies to the next. He obviously possesses the ideas, confidence and charisma that result in his selection by his peers, but more significantly, once elected as their leader, he follows through on his aspirations and promises, leaving each organization better than he found it. I have watched him manage a complex and volatile situation with dignity and grace when his fraternity was thrust into the national spotlight. I have more often observed the way in which he motivates his BBA classmates to provide programming and activities that are not just popular, but also align with the School’s core values. He does so with humility, as someone who supports rather than imposes a vision and he works to build bridges across campus that strengthens the BBA Program’s standing and reputation. As President of the BBA Council, he has absolutely created a vibrant student community at Goizueta based on inclusion, support and open communication.”
Andrea S. Hershatter
BBA Program Director
Senior Associate Dean
Goizueta Business School, Emory University