Carnegie Mellon University

Lawrence LaPorta

Lawrence LaPorta

Full-Time MBA Student, Class of 2021

Get to Know Lawrence

"Prior to attending the Tepper School, I was located in Jacksonville, FL, working full-time for a medical diagnostics company as a sales representative. At the same time, I was working closely with a seed-stage venture capital firm and a few of their portfolio companies.

"I chose Tepper to compliment my sales, operations, and science background with a strong quantitative background to pursue a career in the venture capital industry. What I enjoy about Pittsburgh is that, for a comparatively smaller city, there is always something to do, and this surprised me greatly!"

  • Concentrations: Finance, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
  • Hometown: Ridgefield, CT
  • Clubs: Graduate Finance Association, Graduate Entrepreneurship Club, Tepper Cares
  • Internship: Jeffries Investment Bank
  • Post-MBA Career Focus: Venture Capital, Investment Banking