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Candidate:

Ms. CRA11

About Me:

I have worked in Entertainment and Media for almost four years for three of the top media companies in the world. I negotiate acquisition deals and manage relationships with hundreds of external partners as well as internal communications. While I do not manage anyone, I have been tapped often to lead specific committees.

Details:

Undergrad School: Small Liberal Arts Undergrad

Undergrad Major: Communication & Psychology

GPA: 3.61

GMAT: 720

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Forte MBA Launch Participant, Boxing Lead Sales Associate (Part-Time)

Work History:

Title: Acquisition Coordinator

Industry: Media

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Acquisition Associate

Industry: Media

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: , 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

My company was on a hiring freeze for the majority of my first two years employed. Once it was lifted I negotiated a promotion two levels up to account for the missing time.
I was accepted into the Forte MBA Launch Program.
I was elected Captain of my collegiate varsity athletics team and was lead scorer my final season.

Post MBA Goal:

I plan to be a top female executive for a Fortune 500 company. I am going to pivot into brand marketing and strategy in a managerial role post my MBA and work my way to eventually being a part of the C-Suite. Preferably I will work for a consumer product or media company, as I prefer working within an industry that I know and use myself.

Schools:

Target School: Georgetown McDonough

Status: Open

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 62%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 75%

    With experience at three of the top media companies in the world, you are in good shape for an admission at Georgetown and UVA Darden. Your promotion up two levels are a big deal and show you to be highly valued. Your GPA and GMAT scores (though on practice tests) put you in the ballpark when it comes to stats. Your involvement in collegiate sports as a varsity captain and lead scorer will be a strong positive for you as well. Unless you fail to score within the 650 to 680 range, you should be a shoe-in at Georgetown where the accept rate is now 60.5%. While it is your first choice, I would urge you to make a strong run at UVA Darden which …

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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 55%

    Hi Ms. CRA 11! This is Talon Rindels, Senior Admissions Consultant at The MBA Exchange. If I were a betting woman, I’d put my money on you scoring that MBA you desire from Georgetown! Your GMAT score is well above their average and you have great experience at top media companies and presumably excelled quite a bit while you were there. Adcom will appreciate your confidence in pursuing (and achieving!) the two-level up promotion. I also really appreciate the conviction with which you speak about your C-suite goals – you speak as though it will happen vs. hope it happens. I like it! However, the reason I haven’t rated you higher is due to the fact that you …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 55%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. The media industry is so fascinating, isn’t it? I used to work for a media company myself, back in the day. I definitely can understand what has attracted you to the industry and what motivates you to potentially keep building a career in it. It sounds like you’ve made good progression in your company (despite that hiring freeze) – did I read correctly that you’ve worked in 3 companies in 4 years, though? Perhaps they were part of the same holding company? If not, that’s quite a few transitions, which is a bit concerning. You’ll want to make sure you get very strong recommendations that speak to your potential, performance, and growth, which will help alleviate this concern …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 67%

  • 80% | 4 months ago

    Hi, it's Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. I'm impressed with what I see here! Georgetown will definitely like the experience in media at brand-name companies, and that experience plus an MBA will certainly prepare you for those LT goals you mention. Since you've worked for three companies already, be sure to explain in an optional essay why you moved around so adcom doesn't fill in the blanks on their own. Your stats are on the high side for Georgetown so I see your chances there as very good, even probably likely to earn you some merit scholarship money. You also may want to shoot for some other schools in the general area such as Duke or Darden.
  • 65% | 5 months ago

    I think you need to crack the 680 GMAT score. Also emphasize on the community service and how you can add value to the Mcdonough community.
  • 55% | 5 months ago

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