Can You Get Into HBS From Two Small NGOs? This Candidate May!

Can You Get Into Harvard Business School From Two Small NBOs? This Candidate May!

On Friday’s with Sandy, HBSGuru Sandy Kreisberg assesses the chances of an MBA applicant who currently works for a food non-profit in Los Angeles. She certainly has the stats: a 720 GMAT and a 3.9 GPA from the University of Southern California in anthropology and communications.

Annie is aiming high for two of the most highly selective MBA programs in the world: UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and Harvard Business School, schools that routinely reject 87% and 88% of their applicant pool, respectively. Yet she is applying with a non-profit background. She currently works as an events and partnership manager for a nonprofit that gathers food that would otherwise be wasted and distributes it to organizations that serve needy people in the Los Angeles area.

She has some stellar accomplishments on her resume, including the creation of income-generating partnerships with a major grocer and a major media company.

Hear Sandy review her profile, offer guidance on how she should put her best foot forward and why he thinks she has a great chance of getting into both HBS and Haas.

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.