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Ms. Canadian Civil Servant

About Me:

City planner at one of the largest municipalities in Canada.


Undergrad School: Canadian school

Undergrad Major: Urban Planning

GPA: 3.9

GRE: 333

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Master of Engineering, PMP, AICP

School Name: same as undergrad

Extracurriculars: Teaching assistant, Volunteer with profession's local chapter, Advanced snow boarder

Work History:

Title: City Planner

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Other

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Title: Jr Planner

Industry: Government / Military

Company: 3 positions with the City over 4 years; 2 promotions -

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Record promotion speed into current role; was the youngest person in all my roles with the City; Qualified expert witness with wins

Post MBA Goal:

Consulting (sustainability and/or public sector).


Target School: MIT Sloan

Status: Rejected

Considering: Yale, Columbia

Accepted: Yale, Columbia, Ms. Canadian Civil Servant


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 42%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 50%

    You are a very strong applicant for MIT Sloan with an unusual background for an MBA applicant. The stats are terrific, above the class averages at Sloan, and your work experience and insights would add much value to a class of MBAs from consulting, finance, marketing and tech. Your promotions at work also demonstrate that you are a real performer. I would start packing your bags.

    11 months ago
  • Gatehouse Admissions | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi, Ms. Civil Servant! Liza with Gatehouse Admissions here. First and foremost, while I wish this were more of a debate, I agree with John on your candidacy. The combination of your stats, quick promotions, and area of expertise (cities; urban planning) will catch Sloan’s attention. The reason I’m not quite as bullish as John is because I want to know more first! Sloan looks for evidence of impact and legacy. Sloan will want to know that you are someone who can maneuver bureaucracy and drive change. Also, while I can draw some inferences from your promotions and your involvement in the community, you’ll also need to give Sloan confidence that you’ve got the interpersonal skills necessary to lead others towards your vision. (The 1 …

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