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.