Harvard | Mr. Consumer Goods Senior Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 8.27/10
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Evolving Teacher
GRE 328, GPA 3.26
Columbia | Mr. Indian I-Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 8.63
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Chef Instructor
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Tech-y Athlete
GRE , GPA 3.63
Harvard | Mr. Deferred Financial Poet
GMAT 710, GPA 3.68
Harvard | Mr. Lieutenant To Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
Berkeley Haas | Ms. EV Evangelist
GRE 334, GPA 2.67
Wharton | Ms. Product Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. Indian Engineer + MBA Now In Consulting
GMAT 760, GPA 8.7 / 10
Chicago Booth | Mr. EduTech
GRE 337, GPA 3.9
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Indonesian Salesperson
GMAT 660, GPA 3.49
Berkeley Haas | Mr. LGBT+CPG
GMAT 720, GPA 3.95
McCombs School of Business | Ms. Tech For Non-Profits
GRE 312, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Combat Pilot Non-Profit Leader
GRE 329, GPA 3.73
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Actual Poet
GMAT 720, GPA 12.0/14
MIT Sloan | Mr. Indian Healthcare Analytics
GMAT 720, GPA 7.8
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare Administration & Policy Latino Advocate
GRE 324, GPA 3.4
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Asian Mexican Finance Hombre
GMAT 650, GPA 2.967
Stanford GSB | Mr. Filipino Startup
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Columbia | Mr. Fintech Data Scientist
GMAT 710, GPA 3.66
Tuck | Mr. Opportunities In MBB
GMAT 710, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. Co-Founder & Analytics Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.4 out of 10.0 - 4th in Class
Harvard | Mr. Strategy For Social Good
GRE 325, GPA 3.5
MIT Sloan | Mr. Spaniard
GMAT 710, GPA 7 out of 10 (top 15%)
NYU Stern | Ms. Hopeful NYU Stern Marketing Ph.D.
GRE 297, GPA 2.8
Harvard | Mr. Strategy Consultant Middle East
GMAT 760, GPA 3.4

Meet Virginia Darden’s MBA Class of 2019

Michelle Gauthreaux 

University of Virginia, Darden School of Business 

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Inquisitive at heart, avid world traveler, and passionate about helping others.

Hometown: Miami, FL

Fun Fact About Yourself: Because of my French last name people are often surprised when I start speaking Spanish. This is because I am half Cajun (of French descent) and half Cuban.

Undergraduate School and Major: University of Florida – Industrial and Systems Engineering

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

  • Citrix Systems Inc.
  • Senior Consultant 2016-2017
  • Staff Consultant 2015-2016
  • Technical Analyst 2014-2015

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Having the opportunity to lead project teams as a consultant at Citrix and mentoring junior consultants as they start their careers in consulting.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? Leverage MBA organizations such as Consortium and Forte in preparing your MBA application and keep an open mind when researching and visiting schools.

At the beginning of your MBA school search, identify some goals for your MBA experience and ask schools targeted questions to learn how each program will help you reach those goals.

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? My interviewer and the many people I met at Darden were some of the friendliest people and best conversations I had throughout the entire MBA admissions process. Coupled with the case study approach to learning, Darden seemed like the perfect environment for me and other learn-by-doers.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? Receiving an offer from a top consulting firm for my summer internship and exploring a new country with my classmates.

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