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Candidate:

Mr. Record Label

About Me:

Final semester undergrad applying to Columbia’s Deferred Enrollment Program. I have spent the last 3 years interning at various high profile record labels and top entertainment companies in NYC performing business development, data analytics, and marketing (think Sony Music Entertainment, Atlantic Records, Youtube Music.)

Details:

Undergrad School: Hunter College

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.52

GMAT: 700

Age: 22,  Ethnicity: Native American

Extracurriculars: Business Association, Economics Society

Work History:

Title: Business Development Intern

Industry: Media

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Data Analytics Intern

Industry: Media

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment:

Big Life Wins:

Directly responsible for creating reports & analyses that resulted in identifying and signing an artist to a record deal that resulted in over 1.4 billion streams, top new female artist of the year and a Grammy nomination.

Post MBA Goal:

Looking to gain additional knowledge, learn management strategies, and use the resources of an MBA to help prepare and leverage a career as a business development executive at a high profile major record label or product manager at a music tech company (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.).

Schools:

Target School: Columbia

Status: Open

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. Record Label,
    Thanks for posting your profile. This is Debbie Choy, Senior Consultant at mbaMission. I am intrigued by your industry focus in the entertainment sector. In my 8 years of working with candidates, I don’t see many coming from the media & entertainment industry. I agree with you that an MBA will certainly help you reach your long-term goals of becoming a media business development or product executive. I’m impressed that you already have various internships at top firms under your belt. That said, your GMAT score is a shade below that average at Columbia. If possible, consider retaking it to make your profile even more competitive. Also, do you have any opportunity to take on leadership roles at the student clubs you’re …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. I love that you’re interested in such a different industry — that will make you stand out. These deferred admissions programs are hyper-focused on stats because they want to lock in the “best” applicants early. Yours are solid but not outstanding. The fact that you’re Native American is very much in your favor since it’s definitely an under-represented group. What I don’t see is the job that you have after you graduate and before the MBA. Schools want to know what you’re doing for the next 2-4 years, and what skills you’ll gain and how they’ll set you up to meet your post-MBA and your LT goals. Good luck!

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