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Mrs. Nebraska

About Me:

I’m a current project financial controller for one of the top 5 contractors in the US. I’m most passionate about the following: getting more women into every area of the construction industry, and the continued development of the Nebraska economy.


Undergrad School: Nebraska

Undergrad Major: Finance & Economics

GPA: 3.77

GMAT: 740

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor, On Board of Directors for local community theatre

Work History:

Title: Business Manager

Industry: Construction Management

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 3 mos

Title: Project Controller

Industry: Construction Management

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

I was the youngest individual ever at my company to be promoted to project controller on a project in excess of $100M I have helped lead initiatives to recruit and promote more women at our company; when I first joined 15% of our staff was female (including admins), and now it is closer to 23%. I also mentor female interns and new hires.

Post MBA Goal:

In the short term, I’d like to go into consulting to get broad exposure and acquire strategic experience. In the long term, I’d like to take my knowledge from consulting and return to my home state of Nebraska to help prevent the ‘brain drain’ of bright young grads from the state.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 30%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 30%

    A 740 GMAT and a 3.77 GPA and the fact that you are in construction business, a highly unlikely field for a woman, puts you in a very good position for a favorable decision from HBS. Sure, your undergraduate education and your employer are not natural feeders to HBS. But you have the right stuff in terms of the numbers and your experience as a woman in a male-dominated business that tends to send very few people into elite MBA programs would allow you to bring an unusual perspective in the Harvard classrooms. That counts for a lot at HBS because the school makes admission decisions to a large part on what an admit might contribute in a vigorous case study discussion.

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    Good GMAT and GPA but not a normal feeder school or feeder company for HBS, would be a hard sell A good backstory of female leadership in a male dominated industry helps.

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