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Ms. Black Pharma

About Me:

American but grew up in Africa and Europe. Lots of international experiences (internships/volunteering abroad). I am interested in healthcare and education. Currently working as a development engineer in Pharma and will have 2 years of work experience by the time I matriculate. Interned at a range of startups and larger companies.


Undergrad School: Caltech

Undergrad Major: Chemical Engineering

GPA: 3.6

GMAT: 710

Age: 23,  Ethnicity: Black or African American

Extracurriculars: Leadership team at company affinity group, VP club in college

Work History:

Title: Development Engineer

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

Teaching Entrepreneurship in Israel over summer. Really getting to know the kids but I was also able help them refine their business ideas. Working in different parts of healthcare. Interned at early stage start up in peptide synthesis also worked at mental health startup. Currently working in Pharma company (think Merck, GSK, Amgen).

Post MBA Goal:

MBB consulting for a few years. Later on Strategy/Business Development Exec in Pharma/Biotech.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Wharton, MIT Sloan


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    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. I think you’re building a strong profile, with strong academics (great GPA from Caltech, which is known for its tough grading!), a good track record of extracurricular leadership, and a great role at a prominent company. However, I do think you’re early for applying to MBA programs this year. Schools will want to get a sense of your professional potential, which they’ll be able to gauge better with 2-3 years+ of progressive work experience, during which you earn promotions and/or increases in responsibility and compensation. Plus, staying longer will enable you to build relationships with more potential recommenders (since most schools require 2 professional recommendations. In the meantime, I’d work on the following: retaking the …

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