Lily is a senior at the University of Chicago majoring in economics and on her way to a sales and grading job at Citibank. She’s also keeping an eye on her future, applying now for deferred admission to a group of the very best MBA programs at Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Kellogg and Chicago Booth.
With a 3.52 GPA and three straight years on the Dean’s List, she hasn’t yet sat for the GRE but scored a 313 on a practice test with two weeks of prep work. What makes her stand out as a candidate is her exposure to different cultures and perspectives. Born in Bulgaria, she has taught English in Peru for nearly three months. As a Chicago undergrad, she has been on a Tech Trek to Tel Aviv and a Consulting Trek to Dubai & Abu Dhabi.
No less impressive, she was among 18 students out of 1,500 selected for UChicago Leads, a highly selective leadership development program. And Lily was chosen to go to a Goldman Sachs Women’s Conference where her team earned first place out of a dozen teams making presentations before more than 100 fellows.
She brings a long list of extracurriculars to the game as well. As vice president of membership recruitment for Alpha Omicron Pi,
Lily spearheaded two of the first ever virtual recruitment cycles for 200+ potential new members. She also established a long standing English program after school still used today for a program that aids children suffering from domestic abuse.
In this Friday’s With Sandy episode, HBSGuru.com founder Sandy Kreisberg assesses her odds and dispenses some valuable advice on how to increase her chances at her target MBA programs.
If you would like to participate in a future Fridays With Sandy webinar, you can contact Sandy and P&Q Founder John A Byrne here.
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