Wake Forest Schools of Business student Andy Rinehart chosen as writer for BusinessWeek‰’s MBA Journal

9.22.2009 General, News Release, School News

Andy Rinehart, a student in the Full-time MBA program at the Wake Forest University Schools of Business, has been chosen as a writer for BusinessWeek’s MBA Journal. He joins the ranks of more than 100 students and spouses of students who have written accounts of their B-school experiences and beyond since 1998.

Each year, BusinessWeek sends out an open call for first-year MBA students and spouses of incoming students to write for the popular MBA Journals column. This year, editors reviewed writing samples submitted by hundreds of applicants and chose 10 new contributors to chronicle this life-changing experience.

“It’s an honor to be selected by BusinessWeek as one of their MBA Journal contributors,” said Rinehart. “I’m excited to represent Wake Forest University and the Schools of Business, and I hope that the program will benefit from the positive exposure to BusinessWeek’s online audience. As a business school applicant, I made extensive use of the information published by BusinessWeek.com, and I applied to be an MBA Journal writer so that other potential students would be more inclined to research the Schools of Business after reading about my experiences in the program.”

Rinehart’s experience could be different than others in the MBA program, as he hopes to become a JD/MBA candidate through a dual program with the Wake Forest University School of Law.

That is not the only difference for Rinehart. As a non-traditional student, Rinehart enters the Wake Forest Schools of Business with eight years of military service. He personally led more than 50 combat missions in Baghdad and took part in non-combat activities including local economic assessments and fuel ration distributions. His military career began in the ROTC program at Wake Forest, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2005 with a bachelor’s in computer science and a minor in theater.

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