Ms. Chartered Accountant & Growth Strategy Enthusiast
I was born in India and raised in Dubai. I help global boutique consulting firms win projects in the Middle East and Northern Africa. I worked in tech, finance, retail, oil & gas companies to identify, pitch, propose and win USD10M+ projects in the region. I am currently leading a team of three and going to be promoted before R1. I have four years of total experience at matriculation.
I would appreciate comments on my choice of schools and whether they seem realistic given my profile. I would also appreciate comments on whether my past experience seems to tie in with my goals. Feel free to highlight any red flags.
Undergrad School: American University of Sharjah
Undergrad Major: Finance
Age: 24, Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Other Degree/Certification: ACCA Affiliate
School Name: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants(ACCA)
Extracurriculars: Board Treasurer on University Alumni Committee (representing 15000+ alumni) (2020-22), COVID 19 government hotline volunteer for mental health (2020-22), AIESEC Business Development and hiring committee (2018-19).
Title: Business Growth Consultant
Company: Boutique Firm
Length of Employment: 1 yr, 2 mos
Title: Grant Thornton
Company: Top Firm
Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos
Big Life Wins:
– Won the company’s first fortune 500 account to help them expand operations in the Middle East by identifying consulting projects for them.
– Organized an alumni mentorship program for recent grads in my role as the Alumni Board treasurer.
– Only student from my undergrad cohort to receive an internship with a large retail company 1 year before graduating.
Post MBA Goal:
Strategy consulting for a BIG 4 or mid-sized financial services consultancy complimenting my work experience in corporate development and risk compliance and my education in finance. I hope to cater to larger firms as I am currently working with 1-10 person client companies and also lead larger teams post MBA.