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Mr. Family Media Biz

About Me:

Charismatic & mature. Dean’s List junior & senior year (3.9 GPA last two years), serve as a Director in a family-owned media conglomerate (print, radio, television) with subsidiary companies in education and real estate, LGBTQA male; Highly involved in college (Vice-President role in a debate club, member in few others)


Undergrad School: University of Pennsylvania

Undergrad Major: Social Science

GPA: 3.36

GRE: 329

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Alumni Interviewer, Founder & President of an NGO, Environmental Activism

Work History:

Title: Family Business

Industry: Media

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

Digitization of content and social media development; Industry meetings with Prime Minister/President; Socially equitable employment practices targeting women and minorities

Post MBA Goal:

Work for an entertainment media company in the US for a few years before returning to the family business.


Target School: Columbia

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 28%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Mr. Family Media Biz,
    This is Debbie Choy, Senior Consultant at mbaMission. I think you have a lot of strengths in your profile – solid academics, robust career, and active in your community (during college and at present with the NGO). I think your GRE offsets your softer GPA, although it sounds like you were able to do well in your final two years in college, and got on the Dean’s list. The Admissions Committee will appreciate that you bring a unique perspective from being in the family business. Further, your personal story as a LGBTQ professional could also give you insights on diversity and inclusivity. As you put your CBS app together, be sure to describe what skills/knowledge an MBA will give you. As …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. I think you’ll be competitive at CBS. They’ll love your high GRE score and your work experience coupled with your post-MBA goals. CBS has fantastic family business resources so be sure to explain how you’ll take advantage of those and add to the learning of others through your experiences. Your GPA is below average but your test score likely mitigates that. You might explain in an optional essay if there’s any particular reason for it. It’s not a red flag GPA so don’t worry much about it. You’ll also want to really explain WHY you need an MBA to go back into the family business at some point. Perhaps you have had experiences in your role where you …

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