Candidate:

Ms. Art World

About Me:

In my past year rotating through the various specialist and business development departments at the world’s leading auction house, I’ve learned that there are very few MBA’s in the art world. An MBA would bolster my analytical framework and expand my network beyond the arts to help lead the auction world towards greater sustainability and growth.

Details:

Undergrad School: University of Chicago

Undergrad Major: Global Studies

GPA: 3.3

GRE: 322

Age: 23,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Harlem Arts Alliance, Tennis

Work History:

Title: Graduate Training Program

Industry: Christie's

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

I was selected as one of ten trainees out of an applicant pool of over 1,000 international candidates for my employer’s graduate training program. It is the only program of its kind in our industry and is a major life win for me.

Post MBA Goal:

I’d like to transition to the business management side of the auction world, helping make smarter, more data-driven, short-term decisions to ultimately define future goals for auction houses in a manner that reflects the progressive nature of the very art they sell.

Schools:

Target School: NYU Stern

Status: Open

Considering: Columbia, Georgetown McDonough, Yale, Chicago Booth, UCLA Anderson

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • MBA Prep School | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Ms. Art World, this is Kristen from MBA Prep School. I think your background is really unique and interesting, so it is sure to catch the eye of an admissions officer. Being from a non-traditional MBA industry (and an elite organization like Christie’s), you will differentiate yourself right off the bat. It certainly helps that you were selected for a competitive rotational program and have gotten a view of multiple functions, giving you a broader perspective on the auction world. I love that you have put your business hat on noticing problems that need solving; I wonder though, given you are only a year into your career, if you have come up with and, even better, suggested any possible solutions to these problems. MBA …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 45%

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  • 15% | 6 months ago

    Hi Ms. Art World, this is Kristen from MBA Prep School. I think your background is really unique and interesting, so it is sure to catch the eye of an admissions officer. Being from a non-traditional MBA industry (and an elite organization like Christie's), you will differentiate yourself right off the bat. It certainly helps that you were selected for a competitive rotational program and have gotten a view of multiple functions, giving you a broader perspective on the auction world. I love that you have put your business hat on noticing problems that need solving; I wonder though, given you are only a year into your career, if you have come up with and, even better, suggested any possible solutions to these problems. MBA ...
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