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Ms. Big Pharma

About Me:

I grew up in the midwest and moved to Atlanta for college. I wanted to move to a big city and hope to remain in a bigger city after business school. I am passionate about healthcare and want to grow my career within the space.


Undergrad School: Emory University

Undergrad Major: Health Policy

GPA: 3.3

GRE: 318

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Volunteer at Save the Children

Work History:

Title: Policy Analyst

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 5 yrs

Big Life Wins:

I volunteered in Ghana for 2 months and it was the best experience I had. Giving back to the local community further cemented my desire to remain in healthcare and join a mission-driven organization

Post MBA Goal:

I want to switch from the policy side to the strategy side of a Big Pharma company. My ultimate life dream is to be a General Manager of a Country doing commercialization strategy.


Target School: Kenan-Flagler

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 48%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission! It’s always great to come across the profile of someone who’s so passionate about their industry, and healthcare will only continue to grow. Your academics are in range for Kenan-Flagler, and you have solid work experience (which hopefully involved some promotions and increases in responsibility) along with meaningful social impact. I think that as long as you’ve shown career progression (bolstered by excellent recommendations), explain your motivations behind wanting to switch to the strategy side of healthcare, and make a strong connection between yourself and KF to show why the program is a good fit for you (make sure to visit campus, go to events, and talk to students/alumni) you’ll be a solid contender.

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 45%

    Hi Ms. Big Pharma, this is Donna Bauman, Senior MBA Admissions Counselor for Stratus Admissions, reaching out about your profile. It is great that you bring some healthcare industry knowledge through your work as a policy analyst and that you have an undergraduate major in Health Policy from Emory. Your GPA and your GRE are a hair on the soft side for Kenan-Flagler but you are close enough that with a strong application and interview you can be successful. I encourage you to learn all that you can about the healthcare concentration at UNC Kenan-Flagler. You have the opportunity at Kenan-Flagler to engage in a lot of experiential learning around healthcare through programs such as STAR (Student Teams Achieving Results) Healthcare projects. Talk to students …

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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Hi there! It’s Stephanie Horn, Master Consultant with the MBA Exchange and recent Poets and Quants “Top 10 Admissions Consultants”. Ms. Big Pharma, I love your passion. I spent five years working in healthcare, and I miss that sense of being mission-driven. I think your goals are clear and achievable. You will need to demonstrate your quantitative abilities — hopefully, you got strong grades in math classes in college and have a good quant score on your GRE. If not, there are strategies you can pursue to offset this. You will also need to demonstrate your leadership and ability to set strategic, quantifiable goals through your work experience in your essays and letters of recommendation. Other big city schools you can consider include Foster, Georgetown, …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 60%

  • 60% | 1 month ago

    Fantastic background from your experience in Ghana to your passion for healthcare and job in the field at a F500.

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