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Candidate:

Ms. Asian Media

About Me:

Driven by my interest in bridging the gap between different cultures, I’m looking to build a long-term career in the media industry after a few years of experience in asset management

Details:

Undergrad School: University of Chicago

Undergrad Major: Economics, Visual Arts

GPA: 3.7

GMAT: 730

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Vice Chair of local UChicago alumni association leading undergraduate admissions interviews, Alumni interviewer for top US boarding high school

Work History:

Title: Investment Associate

Industry: Media

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 6 mos

Title: Equity Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 1 mos

Post MBA Goal:

Build up experience to eventually lead corporate strategy for a top US media firm

Schools:

Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Chicago Booth, Columbia

Invited to Interview: Harvard, Chicago Booth

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 42%

  • The MBA Exchange Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi Ms. Asian Media! This is JP from The MBA Exchange, I’m one of our in-house experts and a graduate of HBS. Your story is definitely very familiar. Some aspects of your background are quite strong, such as your 3.7 from Chicago, your 730 GMAT and your career track. However, many similar applicants are targeting the same top programs that you’re aiming for. The key success factor in your case will be your ability to develop a career vision that is tangible yet genuinely inspired, and identify which programs specifically align with it. It requires a fair bit of personal introspection on the one hand, and active ground-level (on-campus, etc.) research on the other. While challenging and time-consuming …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Hello Ms. Asian Media! Krista Nannery from mbaMission here.
    I love the media angle and that you already have exposure to it — that consistent golden thread will give you a very compelling story to tell! The question is…who do you want to work for and where are they hiring from? If you haven’t already, scour the employment reports of all your target programs and see where your dream employers are hiring from. Then, network with current students who have similar goals (there’s usually a Media & Entertainment Club of some sort) at each of your target programs, and understand how each program’s unique offerings will help you get to where you want to be.
    Given your work experience and stats, I’m not surprised that you’ve …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 35%

  • 35% | 2 years ago

    Impressive, from U of Chicago on. You could probably get a full ride at Booth but I get that you are making a shot at Stanford, even without a scholarship.

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