Video: Can This 23-Year-Old Get Into Harvard Or Stanford?

She currently works as a senior analyst for a boutique economics consulting firm in Europe. With a 770 GMAT and a 3.45 GPA from a top liberal arts college, this 23-year-old Asian American woman is hoping to get into an elite business school’s MBA program. She plays poker, loves scuba diving and rafting and is active in women’s issues. Can she make it?

In this video, the second in a new series, HBSGuru.com Founder Sandy Kreisberg and Poets&Quants.com Editor John A. Byrne evaluate the merits of her profile and how she should present herself to get into her dream school.

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About the Author...

John A. Byrne

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.