10 Dec 2015
Leveraging Curiosity to Broaden the ImpactTopics:
Jose Arche (MBA 2016) has had a lifelong curiosity about how things work. “There were always family stories being told about my taking everything apart,” recalls the former engineer at the Boeing Company.
Arche’s experience at Boeing made him understand that he is very product-centric. “I loved seeing the product that was eventually going to touch someone’s life,” he says. “While I am still passionate about engineering, I want to work with people and teams in the business world to broaden my impact, especially in strategic planning and general management roles.”
Family obligations made Arche hesitant about applying to HBS to further his education, but learning about the School’s generous financial aid policy prompted him to go forward. “I’m honored and extremely humbled by the opportunity that this fellowship has given me,” says Arche. “I’m not just here for myself. I’m here for my family and my community.”
Giving back to the community has always been important to the Los Angeles native, who used to mentor high schoolers from minority families in South LA, helping them prepare for the college application process.
“My life has been defined by leadership in the corporate world and finding time to give back,” says Arche. “I want to leverage my HBS education to make an even bigger difference.”
(Published December 2015)
Class of MBA 2016, Section F