Interviews | Feb 12, 2020 | Gabelli School of Business
Talking with… Dylan Mosenthal
Each “Talking With…” feature helps you learn about a different Gabelli School faculty member, administrator, or staff member. This week, we’re speaking with Dylan Mosenthal, associate director of MBA Admissions at the Gabelli School of Business.
How did your career path land you at the Gabelli School?
Before starting at Gabelli, I served as the associate director of admissions at Trinity College, where I developed a passion for admissions work and higher education as a whole. After spending eight years in undergraduate enrollment management, I was eager to pivot into the graduate business school field so that I could expand my knowledge of the profession and ultimately provide educational access to a different demographic of students around the world.
I was immediately attracted to Gabelli’s small class sizes, community focus, and ideal location in midtown Manhattan. In particular, the students I met made a significant impression on me. They were active in the classroom and Gabelli community, open to learning from their classmates, and passionate about engaging in the vibrant urban environment that surrounded them. I was thrilled to join the Gabelli School in January 2017, and three years later, my passion for the school has only grown.
What are some of the biggest rewards of managing the recruitment process for MBA programs?
Pursuing an MBA can be one of the most difficult and courageous decisions an individual makes in their life. Students invest a significant amount of money and time to better themselves and their careers, and it is my job to make sure I recruit/admit students who will effectively use the Gabelli MBA as the vehicle to meet their professional objectives. When I learn that a student has landed a job offer at their dream company, I immediately think back to our interactions during the recruitment process and feel rewarded in knowing that I played a small role in improving someone’s life.
You will soon be a Gabelli MBA program graduate. What is your concentration, and what are your next steps?
I opted to cast a wide net when selecting my electives and took courses across several concentration areas, primarily in the areas of communications/media management and information technology. I hope to advance to a senior position within the higher education industry where I can use my Gabelli MBA education to help me make leadership decisions based on sound business principles.
Night or Day person?
Last book you read?
What Doesn’t Kill Us – Scott Carney