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Candidate:

Mr. International Development Consultant

About Me:

I am a Management Consultant based in South Africa focused on international development. I previously worked for the UN and World Bank.

I decided to leave the UN to become a Management Consultant to bolster my MBA applications. While my GPA is on the ‘softer side’, I’m hoping my experiences and goals will speak to my ability to succeed in a top MBA program.
Still not sure if I should take the GMAT or GRE.

Details:

Undergrad School: Morehouse College

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 2.9

GMAT: N/A

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: Black or African American

Other Degree/Certification: Masters of City and Regional Planning

Extracurriculars:

Work History:

Title: Senior Associate

Industry: Consulting

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Title: Associate

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 11 mos

Big Life Wins:

I’ve achieved all of my professional goals thus far (World Bank/UN). I completed my Master’s overseas, and have had meaningful experiences working on the ground in conflict zones.

Post MBA Goal:

Short Term: I’d like to pivot to a finance role. I’m particularly interested in real estate and infrastructure (PE). I think I could leverage my experiences in Urban Planning to bring a different perspective to the industry.
Long Term: I’d like to work in sustainable finance in developing countries.

Schools:

Target School: Georgetown McDonough

Status: Open

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Mr. International Development Consultant – thanks for posting your profile. Susan here from Stratus. I like that your background is non-traditional and global in nature. I suspect that the format of this profile did not allow you to put in all of your work experience and that you were with the World Bank/UN for 5-8 years (minus time in your masters). You will need to be very clear about why NOW is the right time for you to get an MBA.

    To get past your less than stellar undergrad performance, you will want to bring in a very strong standardized test. Schools are truly test agnostic. Take a practice test of both the GMAT and the GRE then prepare for and take the one that best …

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