I’m a creative, who has written tv show pilots in my spare time, developed innovative projects to optimize tasks at work, and always throw myself headfirst into my passions. Although my interest in Japanese deterred from my major and undergraduate GPA, my work experience & GMAT Score show my dedication to doing not just what’s fun, but necessary.
Undergrad School: Tulane University
Undergrad Major: Finance
Age: 25, Ethnicity: White
Extracurriculars: Tulane Club of New York - Board Member of Networking & Professional Events, President NY N-Gen ERG (Employee Resource Group), Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity – Gamma Mu Chapter Vice President
Title: Client Business Partner, Global Financial Services (FMCG) --> Associate Client Manager
Company: Top Firm
Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos
Title: Global Business Solutions, Enterprise Account Manager
Length of Employment: , 4 mos
After one year at my first job, I managed roughly 40 accounts (every top tier financial service) while unofficially managing 3 analysts and was promoted before my timeline. I also renegotiated roughly $18M in renewal revenue with overall returns of 16%. I am now the US account lead for companies like Coca-Cola at a popular social media company.
I hope to start my entrepreneurial enterprise during my MBA and stay the CEO of my own corporation / SAAS Platform after my MBA. I hope to sell the platform eventually and then move into the VC space, to both invest and support other entrepreneurs. My goal is to be a similar resource to MBA students at my future Alma Matter.
Target School: Wharton
Considering: Stanford GSB, Harvard, Columbia
Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. It sounds like you definitely did turn things around after college with a solid GMAT score, strong professonal progression so far, and a continued track record of community involvement. You will want to explain your GPA in the optional essay of each application in a way that shows ownership and responsibility regarding your performance (and, you’ll want to mention what you might have done differently in retrospect).
One area of concern I have is on your career goals. While business schools value entrepreneurial ambition, I nearly always advise clients to frame it as a longer-term goal, since that’s much more feasible than starting a company during or after the MBA program. Plus, schools want you to be …
One area of concern I have is on your career goals. While business schools value entrepreneurial ambition, I nearly always advise clients to frame it as a longer-term goal, since that’s much more feasible than starting a company during or after the MBA program. Plus, schools want you to be focused on the MBA program while you are there – they won’t want to hear that you’ll start the company in business school. So, I would think about what type of industry/function you’ll want to enter post-MBA that will allow you to apply your transferrable skills while laying the groundwork for your entrepreneurial goals.
Given the competitiveness of VCs and the background they typically seek (a combination of banking+startup experience) I’d leave this out of your goals description on your applications – though, of course, you never know what the future holds.
Hope that helps a bit – best of luck!
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Meridith from Stratus Admissions here. Your strong GMAT offsets your relatively weak GPA. Tulane is a good school but you will need to utilize the optional essay to explain what happened. Was there a reason your GPA was so low? I love that you are write TV show pilots. Have any been picked up? What else do you outside of the office. CBS would be your best shot but I would also consider NYU Stern, UCLA and USC possibly Berkeley. You have a shot but your story will need to be explained.
Jeff earned his BA in American Studies at Yale. Jeff worked as an Associate at VO2 Partners, a private equity firm focused on health and wellness ... View Featured Coach
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