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Candidate:

Mr. Global Corp Comms

About Me:

I work in PR and corporate communications and work pretty closely with senior leadership on a number of high profile topics where I help create PR and communications strategies for messaging on a number of different topics. Currently, I help manage a communications portfolio of topics related to public sector development.

Details:

Undergrad School: Top 40 Liberal Arts College

Undergrad Major: International Relations

GPA: 3.4

GRE: 325

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Master's in International Economics

School Name: Top 3 International Relations Program

Extracurriculars: Curriculum Director for a non-profit that helps students with college admissions and SAT prep, Pro-bono consultant for a strategic alignment project for a non-profit, Was on the board of directors for the Fulbright Scholars alumni network at work (two-years)

Work History:

Title: PR and Corporate Communications Specialist

Industry: High profile international organization (UN, IMF, World Bank, IDB)

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 6 mos

Title: Fulbright Scholar

Industry: Education

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

So far, all of my work history has been very internationally oriented, and thus, I’ve had co-workers from everywhere in the world. Working quite closely with senior leadership, I’m also often the youngest person at the table. Also, take great pride in helping improved students’ SAT scores by an average of 140+ points.

Post MBA Goal:

My short-term goal is to recruit for consulting (both MBB and T2) with a focus on social impact/economic development projects. My long-term goal is to either transition into a strategy role at an F50 with a focus on global social impact or join a mission-driven organization like the Gates Foundation, Emerson Collective, or Bridgespan Group.

Schools:

Target School: Tuck

Status: Open

Considering: Darden, Yale, Ross, Cornell Johnson

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 25%

    PR types aren’t necessarily shoe-ins for elite MBA programs but your international experience, along with your two degrees in international relations, and the fact that you work closely with senior leadership could make a difference here. While your undergraduate GPA is below the class average at Tuck, your GRE score is a point over the average. For an Asian or Indian, where GPA and stanardized test scores are often higher, that is not a great place to be. My best advice to you is to go out of your way to make sure Tuck knows it is your first choice. As a corp comm professional, you should reach out to Professor Paul Argenti who is among the leaders in that field (tell him I sent …

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