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Mr. French Economist

About Me:

During my BBA, I did a 2-year apprenticeship (2×8 for months) at KPMG. Then I became Research Officer at NERA in Paris. I work in different practices such as Arbitration, Transfer Pricing and Evaluation.
Born in France, but my family is from the Caribbean and Portugal and I have been the first to go to college (only my mom went to high school).


Undergrad School: ESSEC Business School

Undergrad Major: Business Administration

GPA: 15.3/20 in the French grading system 3.75-4.0/4.0 after conversion

GMAT: 710

Age: 22,  Ethnicity: Black or African American

Other Degree/Certification: Exchange semester

School Name: Bocconi University

Extracurriculars: President of ESSEC’s student council, Founder & President of ESSEC Club of Economics, Other volunteer experiences with NGOs at school and during gap semester and founded a junior enterprise at school.

Work History:

Title: Research Officer - NERA

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

– I led a project of a schoolwide reform called “Respect for Others”. I led its implementation across all the French management “Grandes Ecoles”.
– Speak English, French, Spanish, Italian
– Former high-level athlete in Track & Field (4th position at the french championship in 4x100m in 2017) in high school.
– Dean’s List & award for student club

Post MBA Goal:

My long-term professional goal is to advise and provide financial and technical support to French and Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa to help them develop their public services and infrastructures.
I want to work on projects related to economic development alongside governments and private stakeholders in development finance institutions.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: MIT Sloan, Columbia, Stanford GSB


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Given your young age of 22, I first assumed you would be applying to Harvard Business School’s 2+2 deferred admissions program. But then I see you have more than two years of work experience at NERA. So I am going to assume you are applying for admission immediately and not wanting to defer. You bring a lot of the table, given your international experience, your fluency in several languages, and the fact that you are a first generation college graduate. You also have some extras that reflect your leadership potential, from your experience in athletics to your election as President of ESSEC’s student council and your founding of the ESSEC Club of Economics. But you are on the young side, you’ve been in your job …

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