Matt Haldeman began one of his business school essays with the line, “I usually throw the business section of the paper in the trash.” He believes there are infinite valid reasons to apply to business school and enjoys discovering what his Square One clients’ reasons are as well as what makes each client’s story unique.
He particularly likes working with clients who think “Why would any business school ever be interested in me?” or “There is nothing about me that isn’t true of hundreds of other applicants…” because he had similar thoughts not that long ago.
Prior to business school, Matt was a Teach for America corps member, ultimately teaching in threelocations: Washington DC, the Bronx, and a small village in Africa. Since business school, he has worked as a management consultant at The Parthenon Group, led business development for McGraw-Hill, and is currently working in the life sciences sector.
Although he has worked in several industries, each role has enabled him to pursue his passion of fighting inner-city poverty and closing the opportunity gap. Business school provided Matt with the knowledge and tools to pursue this passion in a variety of ways.
Matt is a graduate of Williams College and Harvard Business School. He is the primary/contributing author of several books, including Education Reform for the Digital Era and has written for publications including the Washington Post.
In his non-existent free time (he has three young boys), Matt enjoys tennis, playwriting, cheering on the 2017 World Champion Philadelphia Eagles, and talking his family out of getting a dog.