Candidate:

Mr. London Artist

About Me:

I am passionate about enterprise. I’ve had an impactful career leading teams at start-ups since I was a teenager. At a global top-5 CPG company I was recruited to work on innovation projects due to my reputation of “doing things differently” to get great results. Recently at a tech start-up I built a team that grew sales from $0 to $4M in 2 years

Details:

Undergrad School: University College London (UCL)

Undergrad Major: Philosophy

GPA: First Class Honours (4.0 equivalent)

GMAT: 730

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Mentor of University Alumni & Students (after university), President University Enterprise Society (2 yrs while at university), Volunteer Paramedic at London's Ambulance Service (2 yrs while at university)

Work History:

Title: Senior Brand Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 3 mos

Title: Sales Manager (Graduate Trainee)

Industry: CPG

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Mentored a struggling colleague who became top performer in top-5 CPG company
– Won award(s) for impact my art has had on London artists. I have been a passionate artist since I was 8. I was head of my high school art society
– Promoted from marketing grad scheme 6 months early
– Youngest employee ever on team to have full P&L ownership (£3m)

Post MBA Goal:

I aspire to be an entrepreneur that brings immense value to internal and external stakeholders by addressing global problems and making communities stronger. Post-MBA I want to use the resources, operational skills and business knowledge I gathered to buy and scale large organizations that can make a meaningful difference for a very long time.

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 40%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi Mr. London Artist, This is Donna Bauman with Stratus Admissions and I am impressed with your profile. Your accomplishments in a top CPG company, as well as your global experience and even your passion for the arts all stand out. There are a lot of places I see the habit of leadership that HBS looks for—I see it in your mentoring a struggling colleague, in your P&L ownership at work, in your start-up experience and also in your advancement of the arts. I’d like you to clarify what “meaningful difference” means when you talk about your post MBA goals in entrepreneurship are—so that your story can come alive more in the “what more” you share in your HBS essay. I think someone like you …

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