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Rachel Beck



A graduate of Lehigh University, Rachel Beck holds a masterโ€™s degree in journalism and earned her MBA from Columbia Business School, where she was awarded the prestigious Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics Business Journalism. While at Columbia, Rachel was both a teaching assistant and an officer in the retail club. She also served as a resume reviewer for the MBA programโ€™s Career Management Center and volunteered for iPrep, a program that helps the underprivileged learn and improve their interview skills. Since graduating from Columbia, Rachel has been an alumni admissions interviewer for the school. Before joining mbaMission, Rachel was the national business columnist and features writer for The Associated Press, where she covered such topics as the financial crisis and Great Recession, consumer trends, accounting issues in corporate America and executive pay. Rachel has interviewed dozens of Fortune 500 CEOs and has been featured in numerous radio and TV spots on major news events. Her award-winning columns and stories have appeared in newspapers and on online news sites worldwide.


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2000 - 2002
Columbia Business School
1992 - 1993
Columbia - Graduate School of Journalism
1988 - 1992
Lehigh U.


2011 - 2017
Senior Consultant
2011 - 2017
Freelance Writer/Editor
Independent Writer
1993 - 2011
National Business Columnist
The Associated Press