Harvard | Mr. Low GPA Product Manager
GMAT 780, GPA 3.1
Harvard | Mr. Google Tech
GMAT 770, GPA 2.2
Chicago Booth | Mr. Controller & Critic
GMAT 750, GPA 6.61 / 7.00 (equivalent to 3.78 / 4.00)
Kellogg | Mr. PE Social Impact
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.51
MIT Sloan | Mr. International Impact
GRE 326, GPA 3.5
MIT Sloan | Mr. Energy Enthusiast
GMAT 730, GPA 8.39
Chicago Booth | Ms. Future CMO
GMAT Have Not Taken, GPA 2.99
Said Business School | Mr. Global Sales Guy
GMAT 630, GPA 3.5
N U Singapore | Mr. Just And Right
GMAT 700, GPA 4.0
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. International Youngster
GMAT 720, GPA 3.55
Columbia | Mr. Chartered Accountant
GMAT 730, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. Spanish Army Officer
GMAT 710, GPA 3
Kellogg | Mr. Cancer Engineer
GRE 326, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Mr. Financial Analyst
GMAT 750, GPA 3.78
Kellogg | Mr. CPA To MBA
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Ms. Sustainable Finance
GMAT Not yet taken- 730 (expected), GPA 3.0 (Equivalent of UK’s 2.1)
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Healthcare Provider
GMAT COVID19 Exemption, GPA 3.68
Kellogg | Ms. MBA For Social Impact
GMAT 720, GPA 3.9
MIT Sloan | Ms. International Technologist
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Art Historian
GRE 332, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Harvard Hopeful
GMAT 740, GPA 3.8
Yale | Mr. Philanthropy Chair
GMAT Awaiting Scores (expect 700-720), GPA 3.3
Columbia | Mr. Startup Musician
GRE Applying Without a Score, GPA First Class
Chicago Booth | Ms. Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.5
Columbia | Mr. MGMT Consulting
GMAT 700, GPA 3.56
Harvard | Mr. Future Family Legacy
GMAT Not Yet Taken (Expected 700-750), GPA 3.0
Wharton | Mr. Big 4
GMAT 770, GPA 8/10

Meet INSEAD’s MBA Class of 2017


Jacquelyn Vanos


Describe yourself in 15 words or less: I’m an adventurer who loves taking on new challenges and traveling the world.

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Fun Fact About Yourself: Recently learned how to kitesurf, after years of failed attempts.

Undergraduate School and Major: Queen’s University, Bachelor of Applied Science in Mine Engineering

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Chief Mine Engineer with Barrick Gold, Strategic Engineer with IamGold, Business Analyst with Gemcom Software

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Developing and leading a strong team of young National engineers in the Dominican Republic.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? Don’t rush into going back to school. Give yourself time to develop as a professional before getting your MBA. This gives you an opportunity to figure out what you love and what you’re good at. In my experience this makes your essays and interviews a lot more honest and interesting. As for the GMAT- I focused my studies a lot on sentence correction, and it really paid off.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? INSEAD offers a 10-month program which was perfect for me. This way I get a chance to move to France, meet new people, learn so many new things, and change my career, all in less than a year. I also love that there is a lot of diversity in the people you meet at Insead.  

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? I would love to work in investment management, focusing on natural resources. This would let me stay in my field of expertise but experience a completely new side of the business.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? I hope they say that they will be seeing me again soon! Or at the very least that we learned something from each other.