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Ms. Civil Servant To Fortune 50

About Me:

I am a former Civil Servant with a passion for IT. I am targeting Tech MBAs because I enjoy the field I am in, but I am lacking fundamental business knowledge. Looking to pursue a 1-year MBA and apply in R1.


Undergrad School: Canadian University

Undergrad Major: Human Relations

GPA: Undergrad: 3.0, Graduate: 3.59

GRE: Writing May 31st

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Master of Public Administration (MPA), Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

School Name: Canadian University

Extracurriculars: Mentoring Program at work, Chatting to Wellness (volunteering program for isolated seniors in covid), Women in Business Association, received two merit-based scholarships in MPA

Work History:

Title: IT Project Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 50

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Policy Analyst

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Provincial Government

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Promoted 3 times in 2 years at current company. Offered a full-time position as a policy analyst in the final year of my master’s and pursued both full-time (switching my classes to nights and working 8-4). Selected as 1 of 4 interns out of 1,000 applicants for an internship in Greece.

Post MBA Goal:

My current company does not offer many opportunities in Product Management. I would like to use a Tech MBA to transition into a Product Manager role.


Target School: NYU Stern

Status: Open

Considering: Cornell Johnson, Kellogg


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Ms. Civil Servant To Fortune 50,
    Congrats on your rapid promotions! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. I think you have a lot of strengths in your profile – excellent work trajectory and achievements, community leadership through mentoring and volunteering. Your solid graduate academics (GPA and merit-based scholarships) offset somewhat your undergrad GPA. A strong GRE score would reduce any potential concerns AdCom may have about your academic capabilities. So best of luck with the upcoming test! I think a 1-year Tech MBA would be a good fit for you. As you put together your app, be sure to articulate why you’re interested in pivoting into a PM role. Since you’re already an IT Project Manager, what knowledge are you seeking at business school that …

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