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Mr. Consulting To Public Service

About Me:

Diversity applicant (LGBTQ, Chinese immigrant to Canada, studied abroad in UK, worked for one of big four accounting firms as a strategy consultant in Shanghai, Toronto and San Fran); aspiring to do dual degree MPP/MBA at Harvard and pivot career from Consulting to Public Service.


Undergrad School: Ivey Business School

Undergrad Major: Business Administration

GPA: 3.7

GMAT: 750

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Nonprofit Founder

Work History:

Title: Strategy Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 5 yrs, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

Fast promotion at big four (as strategy consultant). Worked in Shanghai, Toronto, and San Fran. Hired by my client as one of the youngest Senior Managers. Founded a nonprofit organization focused on mental health services for local communities.

Post MBA Goal:

Pivot to government and public service.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Rejected

Considering: Chicago Booth, Yale, Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, Wharton

Invited to Interview: Chicago Booth, Yale


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. Consulting to Public Service, Julie-Anne Heafey here with mbaMission. Your stats and work experience indicate that you are well qualified for your target program, but it’s your story– your experiences and motivations– that will likely be the difference-makers here…Remember to share your unique perspective and what you’ll add to the class. Also, don’t forget to have a clear rationale for how the two degrees together are critical for your plans. Have you considered other programs? Harvard’s always an unpredictable target, so I recommend adding some more names. Remember that you can do an MPP with other top MBA programs, so to improve your chances of success, I recommend you add a few more options as backup. Good luck!!

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Mr. Consulting to Public Service – Thanks for sharing your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus.

    Yours is definitely a unique and global profile which will enable you to stand out. A key to your success will be connecting the dots. What motivates your interest in public service? Perhaps it is tied to the non-profit work that you are doing with respect to mental health. What impact do you see yourself making in the future?

    Because much of the learning at HBS happens from your peers, admissions committee wants to fill the class with students who have unique perspectives. Given your experience as an immigrant and that you have lived, studied and worked on three different continents, I suspect that you have a narrative to share. …

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