Harvard | Mr. Overrepresented MBB Consultant (2+2)
GMAT 760, GPA 3.95
Stanford GSB | Mr. Startup Guy
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
Rice Jones | Mr. Tech Firm Product Manager
GRE 320, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. Billion Dollar Startup
GRE 309, GPA 6.75/10
Chicago Booth | Mr. Mexican Central Banker
GMAT 730, GPA 95.8/100 (1st in class)
Harvard | Mr. Comeback Kid
GMAT 770, GPA 2.8
Harvard | Mr. Tech Risk
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
Chicago Booth | Mr. Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Wharton | Ms. Strategy & Marketing Roles
GMAT 750, GPA 9.66/10
Harvard | Mr. Bomb Squad To Business
GMAT 740, GPA 3.36
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 To Healthcare Reformer
GRE 338, GPA 4.0 (1st Class Honours - UK - Deans List)
Foster School of Business | Mr. Corporate Strategy In Tech
GMAT 730, GPA 3.32
IU Kelley | Mr. Advertising Guy
GMAT 650, GPA 3.5
Duke Fuqua | Mr. IB Back Office To Front Office/Consulting
GMAT 640, GPA 2.8
Yale | Mr. Lawyer Turned Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Mr. Whitecoat Businessman
GMAT 740, GPA Equivalent to 3(Wes) and 3.4(scholaro)
MIT Sloan | Ms. Digital Manufacturing To Tech Innovator
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Healthcare Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
Columbia | Mr. Developing Social Enterprises
GMAT 750, GPA 3.75
Yale | Mr. Education Management
GMAT 730, GPA 7.797/10
Columbia | Mr. Neptune
GMAT 750, GPA 3.65
Darden | Ms. Education Management
GRE 331, GPA 9.284/10
Columbia | Mr. Confused Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Ms. 2+2 Trader
GMAT 770, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr Big 4 To IB
GRE 317, GPA 4.04/5.00
Stanford GSB | Ms. Engineer In Finance – Deferred MBA
GRE 332, GPA 3.94
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Second Chance In The US
GMAT 760, GPA 2.3

Meet Kenan-Flagler’s MBA Class Of 2018


Ayisha Swann

University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: I like to think of myself as a “multipotentialite” – interested in everything, expert in nothing!

Hometown: Arlington, VA

Fun Fact About Yourself: I hold three passports and love to travel, but I have a completely irrational fear of flying.

Undergraduate School and Major:

Dartmouth College, English and Geography

Currently pursuing a dual master’s degree in urban planning at UNC

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

  1. Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID): Special Projects Coordinator (Washington, D.C.)
  2. World Teach Colombia: High School English Teacher (Bogota, Colombia)
  3. National Geographic: Public Programs and Experiences Intern (Washington, D.C.)

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: When I worked at the Golden Triangle, I conceived of and managed a $20,000 public art project in downtown D.C. in coordination with the Japanese Embassy and the neighborhood’s commercial stakeholders. The novelty and public appeal of the project solidified it as a recurring annual event.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? Figure out your story and develop your personal brand before you even start the process. Then attend as many events, webinars and campus tours as you can— face time is way more important than you think!

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? UNC Kenan-Flagler was always at the top of my list because of its stellar MBA real estate program and its unique dual MBA, MCRP (Masters in City and Regional Planning) degree program that I was hoping to pursue. But what really set UNC Kenan-Flagler apart was its student and alumni responsiveness to my questions, not only after I was admitted, but throughout my application process. I felt like I was a part of the family before I even submitted my application.

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? I hope to one day be the executive director of a land trust or an urban planning consulting firm. I believe that my generation’s biggest challenge will be environmental degradation and climate change, and I hope to be able to reverse or at least mitigate the problem through economically profitable and environmentally sustainable solutions.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? “She’ll be giving a TED talk one day.”