Stanford GSB | Mr. Navy Officer
GMAT 770, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Public Finance
GMAT 720, GPA 3.9
Darden | Mr. Engineer Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.47
Stanford GSB | Mr. Systems Change
GMAT 730, GPA 4
Tuck | Mr. Consulting To Tech
GMAT 750, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Ms. Ambitious Hippie
GRE 329, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr. Milk Before Cereals
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3 (16/20 Portuguese scale)
Harvard | Mr. Sales To Consulting
GMAT 760, GPA 3.49
INSEAD | Ms. Hope & Goodwill
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
INSEAD | Mr. Airline Captain
GMAT 740, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Almost Ballerina
GRE ..., GPA ...
Harvard | Mr. Startup
GRE 327, GPA 3.35
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB to PM
GRE 338, GPA 4.0
IU Kelley | Ms. Biracial Single Mommy
, GPA 2.5/3.67 Grad
Darden | Ms. Unicorn Healthcare Tech
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBA Class of 2023
GMAT 725, GPA 3.5
Chicago Booth | Mr. Guy From Taiwan
GRE 326, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. Energy Reform
GMAT 700, GPA 3.14 of 4
Ross | Mr. Verbal Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Packaging Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.47
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Wharton | Mr. Sr. Systems Engineer
GRE 1280, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Mr. Semiconductor Guy
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Polyglot
GMAT 740, GPA 3.65
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Enlisted Undergrad
GRE 315, GPA 3.75
Stanford GSB | Mr. Rocket Scientist Lawyer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65 Cumulative
Darden | Mr. Stock Up
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3

Meet the MBA Class of 2021: The Go-Getters

Alysha McElroy

Emory University, Goizueta School of Business

“Energetic, conscientious, and passionate about improving communities through investments in education.”

Hometown: Saratoga Springs, New York

Fun Fact About Yourself: In my free time, I train for obstacle course races (Spartan Race, Tough Mudder)

Undergraduate School and Major: Williams College, History

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Goldman Sachs, Private Wealth Management, Associate

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I was selected to lead the operational transition for two wealth managers who decided to merge their books of business into one, which ultimately resulted in my promotion to Associate

What quality best describes the MBA classmates you’ve met so far and why? Fascinating – everyone I’ve met has a unique background and my classmates come from all over the world, so I’m learning about different cultures every day!

Aside from your classmates, 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? Class size was most important to me – I attended a small undergraduate institution and really thrived in a small classroom environment. Goizueta offered the same experience in a major city

What club or activity are you looking most forward to in business school? Goizueta’s Impact Investing Club

What was the most challenging question you were asked during the admissions process? Articulating an answer for “Why an MBA now?” was harder than I initially thought; it involved a lot of soul-searching to make it concise.

What led you to pursue an MBA at this point in your career? I’ve had significant client-facing responsibilities at Goldman, which I plan to leverage into a career in investment banking. I come from a liberal arts background, though, so I decided to pursue my MBA to hone my quantitative skills to make the transition IB.

What other MBA programs did you apply to? Dartmouth

How did you determine your fit at various schools? I prioritized culture – I was considering top 25 MBA programs and knew with hard work I could achieve my career goals at any school. As a result, I wanted to find a place where I could really get to know my classmates and faculty on a personal level to maximize my MBA experience.

What was your defining moment and how did it shape who you are? I was financially independent after I graduated from college, so I moved to the South because of the more affordable cost of living. I didn’t know anyone and moved before I found a job, but taking that risk made me resilient, tenacious, and changed my career trajectory.

Where do you see yourself in ten years? Director at a private equity firm.