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Mr. Nonprofit-ish

About Me:

I’ve worked in nonprofit consulting for several years, guiding governments, major nonprofits, and some Fortune 500 companies on how to change behavior. I currently run a small organization that supplies these services.


Undergrad School: Top 10 liberal arts school

Undergrad Major: Psychology

GPA: 3.81

GRE: 333

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Master's in a social science

School Name: Top 5 university

Extracurriculars: Swim team; board games club

Work History:

Title: Managing Director

Industry: Nonprofit / B-Corp

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Project Manager

Industry: Nonprofit / B-Corp

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 10 mos

Big Life Wins:

Securing over $1M in funding for projects around the world to improve lives.

Post MBA Goal:

I want to transition to the private sector to work in management consulting and eventually start a boutique consulting form with a socially conscious mission.


Target School: Chicago Booth

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 38%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hey Mr. Non-Profit-ish, I’m Krista Nannery, a Senior Consultant at mbaMission and a Chicago Booth grad. Your stats are quite compelling which will help you in this process. With your non-profit background/focus, b-schools will want to know that you have the quantitative and academic chops to succeed. Now, I worked with someone just like you the year before last and our strategy was to take a very client-focused approach to the resume. Name the governments, the non-profits, and the companies you’ve consulted with where possible. (Obviously sometimes you can’t do that so in those cases, use leading descriptions instead.) Also, if you dealt with super-senior people within these organizations, make those things clear too.

    It also sounds like you are an entrepreneur if you are …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi Mr. Nonprofit-ish, This is Donna Bauman with Stratus Admissions weighing in on your profile. You have some impressive stats—I think the key for you to be successful at Booth is specificity. It’s hard to get the full picture from your profile—but I’d want to know more about why you need the MBA now. How did your Master’s in Social Science fit in to your past? Booth has a more unstructured program so you need to understand where you are going to be successful there. I’d be very specific in researching the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and understand what programs and resources there can help you. I could see you benefitting from participating in the Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC) so look into …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 53%

  • 75% | 2 years ago

    I think your odds are great, if you apply to the evening/weekend program and move to Chicago.
  • 15% | 2 years ago

  • 70% | 2 years ago

    I think you have the assets for admission - great job! Be sure to focus on additional workplace, personal impacts and why your are hoping to move to the private sector, specifically consulting (especially after obtaining a Masters in Social Science).

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