Ivan Kerbel

Practice MBA


I manage an educational services firm, Practice MBA, that conducts one-on-one coaching as well as an intensive course of study in career development, language and culture immersion, and academic preparation for newly-admitted business school students.I’m not an admissions consultant; rather, I work with MBAs − especially international students − who are already admitted to b-school and who want to maximize the value they derive from the degree, as well as increase their chances of success in the MBA recruiting process.Prior to founding Practice, I served as Director of Career Development at The Yale School of Management (overseeing all student training and employer outreach), as a Sr. Associate Director at Wharton’s MBA Career Management office, and as an Associate at Katzenbach Partners, an organizational design and people strategy consulting firm in New York City.I’ve also worked for a Silicon Valley start-up, for General Electric’s Litigation & Legal Policy office, and for a molecular medicine and life sciences journal, The FASEB Journal.I hold an MBA from The Wharton School and an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins. I was a Fulbright Fellow in New Zealand, and earned an MLitt ‘with Distinction’ in History from The University of Auckland, and I also graduated with a BA in History from Yale University, where I spent most of my time competing as a member of the varsity fencing team.I was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria, and currently live in Seattle, where my wife and wife’s family are from.


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2002 - 2005
Johns Hopkins U.
2003 - 2005
The Wharton School
1998 - 1999
U. of Auckland


2017 - 2017
Machine Learning University, Amazon Core ML
2015 - 2017
Trustee, Advisory Board
Pacific Northwest Ballet
2012 - 2017
CEO and Founder
Practice MBA
2009 - 2012
Director, Career Development Office
Yale School of Management
2006 - 2009
Sr. Associate Director, MBA Career Management
The Wharton School