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Ms. Career Shift

About Me:

Recovering product liability and insurance defense litigation. Now working for a boutique management consulting firm specializing in corporate governance and financial services work with leading public companies across North America and Europe.


Undergrad School: University of Virginia

Undergrad Major: Government

GPA: 3.30

GRE: 315

Age: 33,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: JD

School Name: Boston University School of Law

Extracurriculars: Director of Fundraising for a Non-Profit, Treasurer for a Non-Profit

Work History:

Title: Associate

Industry: Consulting

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 9 mos

Title: Associate

Industry: Law

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Successfully transitioned out of civil litigation into consulting in fewer than 3 months.

Post MBA Goal:

Long-term goal: C-suite executive at a large company. Post-MBA goal: transition fully into management consulting, focusing on global strategy and growth.


Target School: Kenan-Flagler

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 57%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 75%

    Even though you are 33 and that is four years older than the MBA class average at Kenan-Flagler you would bring a lot to the class as a lawyer who transitioned into consulting. Having gone to UVA and BU is also a big plus. I say, you are getting in, without any problem at all.

    2 years ago
  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 60%

    Hi, Ms. Career Shift, this is Julie-Anne Heafey at mbaMission. I like your odds at UNC too, particularly if you apply now. Your GPA is not the strongest (can you add context in the optional essay?), but I have a 316 (159 V, 157 Q) average GRE for UNC Kenan-Flagler so I don’t think you need to waive anything there, plus your law degree shows you can handle a rigorous program. I also like that you already have experience navigating what can be a tough transition pre-MBA. Overall, I think you are a promising candidate for the program whenever you apply, just make sure to articulate why Kenan-Flagler is a fit for you. Good luck!

    2 years ago

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Ms. Career Shift – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus.

    I’m curious as to whether you are applying NOW to start this fall or will be applying in the upcoming admissions cycle. Kenan-Flagler recently announced they are accepting requests to waive test scores (not the strongest component of the limited info I have on your profile). Also, UNC often has a smaller percentage of women in their program so will be looking to add more to the incoming class.

    Given that you are on the older end of the range of students, I would encourage you to apply NOW! One of my colleagues, Donna Bauman, served on Kenan-Flagler adcom for ~14 years and knows the program in and out. Consider requesting a …

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