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Mr. Career Change

About Me:

36 career change: Sole caregiver for infirm parent for 10 years. 12 years of experience public/private. 5 years in civil service. 10 years as operations manager (1 as owner/CEO) of a commercial apiary. I have experience and successes across a range of functions & believe in constantly evolving. Self taught python. Citizen US/Italy. Fluent: Italian.


Undergrad School: Loyola Marymount U.

Undergrad Major: Film & TV Production

GPA: 3.5

GMAT: Have yet to take. Consistent 705 on practice tests.

Age: 36,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Knights of Columbus- regional officer, Boy Scouts of America- volunteer/mentor, Regional apiary association - officer

Work History:

Title: Communications Manager

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Office of Systems Integration

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 3 mos

Title: Owner/CEO

Industry: Agriculture

Company: Commercial Apiary & Honey Co.

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

Implemented a new CEQA related IT project for a CA state agency. Currently communications director for a statewide social services IT project working heavily in the area of change management, utilizing ADKAR methodology. Developed and executed a company expansion and restructuring plan increasing revenues 130% in year 1.

Post MBA Goal:

I am pursuing an MBA to transition careers into the entertainment industry.


Target School: UCLA Anderson

Status: Open

Considering: USC Marshall, McCombs School of Business


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

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    Hi Mr. Career Change, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. You have a really interesting story – and as a recent python dabbler, I admire your ability to constantly seek opportunities to learn. And as a daughter, I love the dedication to your parent. We are seeing more people have 3,4,5 careers in a lifetime. My biggest question for you is why is now the right time for you to get an MBA and why do you need an MBA? As I’m sure you know, 3-8 years of experience is the mid 80% range for full time programs. If you are looking at full-time, you will fall outside of this window. And while this isn’t a problem per se, it will be up to you to …

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