Oliver Brooks, Zane Chrane and John Rogers were all students at NC State during the mid-2000s. But they had different majors and graduated in different years, so they never met during their years on campus.
But then they all went to Harvard Business School, getting to know each other as they pursued their MBAs. They also got together with other NC State alumni in the Boston area to watch Wolfpack football and basketball games.
And, in May, all three graduated with an MBA from Harvard.
“We became friends at Harvard through classes that we were in together,” says Brooks, who graduated from NC State in 2007 with a degree in business administration. Brooks is going to work for Harris Williams & Co., a global middle market investment bank based in Richmond, Va.
Chrane, who graduated from NC State in 2003 with a degree in engineering, is going to work as a management consultant for McKinsey & Co. in New York City.
Rogers, who graduated from NC State in 2005 with a degree in mechanical engineering, is moving to Brussels, Belgium, to work for AB InBev as a global procurement raw materials manager.