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Mr. Milk Before Cereals

About Me:

In my spare time from advocating the best way to eat milk & cereals, I help organizations deliver change that matters at McKinsey & Company, and seek to inspire children to create a more just and peaceful world as a volunteer at CISV (NGO).


Undergrad School: Nova School of Business & Economics

Undergrad Major: Management & Finance

GPA: 3.3 (16/20 Portuguese scale)

GMAT: 710

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Masters in Finance; Masters in International Management

School Name: Nova School of Business & Economics; CEMS

Extracurriculars: Volunteered at CISV International since I was 11, a UNESCO partner NGO which inspires action for a more just and peaceful world by promoting international educational programs. Organized and participated in 12 such international educational programs, trained 600+ participants as a volunteer facilitator. Recently created and am leading a dedicated team to promote partnerships between CISV and like-minded organizations looking to have an impact (e.g. companies, public inst.), identifying 40+ potential partners in our 1st year, Led a 50-person student consulting firm, increasing its activity from ~5 to ~15 projects/ semester, establishing a partnership with the university to offer joint services (e.g. supported design of a 500 mn€ investment plan for the Portuguese state) and being recognized as the “Most Promising Jr. Consulting Firm” the following semester, Played rugby for 10 years at a competitive level, always acheiving a top 3 team placement in both the Portuguese and Norwegian national championships

Work History:

Title: Junior Associate

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Summer Intern

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: , 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

At McKinsey I’ve helped a wide range of clients, from education to banking, earning the highest possible rating and financing of my MBA in the process. At CISV, I’ve trained over 600+ participants as a facilitator, and recently created and led a team to promote partnerships with like-minded organizations, identifying 40+ partners in our 1st year.

Post MBA Goal:

I love to work in a multicultural setting drawing from a myriad of different perspectives to create something unique. To achieve that, I want to pursue an international career either in the US or Brazil. I’m still undecided on whether to continue in consulting (I love what I do) or to pivot into PE (to be “one step closer to the action”).


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB, Columbia, MIT Sloan, INSEAD


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 50%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 50%

    First, a confession. I dump my cereal in a bowl before pouring the milk in. It’s because I can better control the ratio of milk to raisin bran or whatever I’m about to eat. Nonetheless, you win the game because you know how to get someone’s attention. Well done. You are obviously working for one of the most prestigious organizations in the world and the firm that is the number one employer feeder to HBS. There were 82 members of the MBA Class of 2020 at Harvard that had been employed by McKinsey and 41 entered the MBA program directly from the firm. That counts for a lot. Does it overcome the fact that you do not come a feeder undergraduate school or that your …

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