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Candidate:

Ms. Aussie Consultant

About Me:

Currently a management consultant at a big Australian-based firm. Spent two years in London, now helping with the start-up phase of the European practise. I’m passionate about social business and the non-profit domain, and hope to move into this space post-MBA.

Details:

Undergrad School: Top Australian University

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.5

GMAT: 730

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Non-profit consulting - led a team of 5 in non-profit consulting projects and was executive director of university club, fellowship, 2+ months in developing country - coached local team on business principles and practises, conducted product research resulting in 40% increase in catalogue size, French language - 0 to B2.2 level (and improving) through online classses

Work History:

Title: Associate

Industry: Consulting

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 1 mos

Post MBA Goal:

I would like to move into impact investing or product management in the social business space.

Schools:

Target School: London Business School

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 53%

  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 60%

    Hello Ms. Aussie Consultant! Talon Rindels here from The MBA Exchange. Your application should stand out against the others at LBS. An Aussie + Female Engineer + a solid GMAT score are the first three things they’ll notice (and like)! From there, it’s your job to convince them that you’ll use these unique attributes to make a unique impact on the LBS community and also score your dream job after graduating. I think the key here will be in leveraging your interview (assuming you will get one) to add some authenticity to your post-mba goals. You’ll need to explain what experiences you’ve had that are pulling you to impact investing. Perhaps it’s your extracurricular non-profit consulting work, …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Hello Ms. Aussie Consultant! Krista Nannery from mbaMission here. Former Londoner too! Farringdon Station was my old stomping ground. Please have a Welsh Rarebit for me at St. John on St. John Street.

    I digress…so firstly, b-schools don’t get enough Australian applicants so when someone like you comes along, with great stats and great international work experience to boot, they get pretty excited. Add female engineering major to the picture and there’s even more to be excited about! The thing I want to think about though is what’s the “why” behind your goals? What’s the connection between what you are doing today and what you see yourself doing post-MBA? What are the prerequisites for impact investing? If you did product management in the social space, …

    6 months ago Read the full review
  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 50%

    G’Day Ms. Aussie Consultant, Lisa Cummings from Stratus Admissions. There is a LOT here for an admissions committee to like, very strong stats, a female engineer, solid work experience and coming from an unusual geography. I also really like your leadership, mentoring and non-profit work, schools will like that too. How did those roles help you in your current position and help you shape your goal of impact investing? Based on your blurb, I don’t have a true sense of what you are actually doing day to day in your current role but it seems you want to pivot post MBA. I suggest you pick one area to focus on at least for the interview stage – impact investing OR PM as they are different …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 73%

  • 60% | 5 months ago

    G'day Ms. Aussie Consultant, it's Lisa Cummings from Stratus Admissions. Hope you have been safe from all the wildfires. You will bring a lot to an MBA program, solids stats, a good quant background and some nice geographic diversity too! I love your non - profit consulting - was any of that tied to impact investing or product management - both big areas of interest for MBA grad? If so that would add even more value given your short term goal and you will want to highlight that. Your tech background certainly could help you in a PM role and I suggest you work on your story and solidly connect the dots between what you are doing now and where you want to ...
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  • 85% | 6 months ago

    Great resume and stats. I agree that you'd also be a competitive candidate at several M7 schools. However, if you're looking to go back to Australia at some point, I'd say you're better off applying to Oxford and Cambridge, as their Aussie networks are far more powerful than even M7 ones. And I'd put your Oxbridge MBA acceptance odds at ~85% also. Good luck!
  • 75% | 6 months ago

    You have a solid background and I believe you can get into LBS or a T10 school in US. You would need to make sure your post MBA goals are clear and portray a story. I guess school choice also depends on your post MBA work location preference.

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