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Candidate:

Ms. Classical Singer

About Me:

I am passionate about music and impacting the world around me. I spent my first post-grad year teaching (locally and internationally) and performing (locally and internationally). I currently work at a small teaching music startup (was the 1st hire) where I’ve coordinated our non-profit outreach, operations, and social media.

Details:

Undergrad School: Private University

Undergrad Major: Music, Arts Management

GPA: 3.9

GRE: 317

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Volunteering for major arts organization to help with COVID-19 transition, volunteered in Italy to teach local singers & to perform. Helped run an annual Orchestra charity fundraiser 3 years in a row. I sing weekly at a church, am an avid performer, and am currently working on an EP. Undergrad: ambassador for my program, dorm leader, mentored underprivileged high school students, and volunteered at an abuse advocacy center.

Work History:

Title: Operations Manager

Industry: Education

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Music Teacer

Industry: Education

Company: Other

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

Increased client base by 125% within my first year. Initiated non-proft outreach, raising $5k for a local charity in three weeks through performances. Created podcast, video series & more, increasing engagement on social media leading to an average of 1-2 new lead(s)/week. Coordinated “COVID & the Arts” discussion with 5 major arts orgs in my city.

Post MBA Goal:

I’m eager to earn an MBA to build on the business and leadership skills I’ve developed since undergrad. After completing my MBA I hope to either work at a large entertainment company coordinating their philanthropy or start my own nonprofit with the goal of encouraging/helping women and BIPOC enter the entertainment industry.

Schools:

Target School: Yale

Status: Open

Considering: UCLA Anderson, USC Marshall, Columbia, NYU Stern

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Ms. Classical Singer,
    It’s fantastic that you have been able to combine your life’s passion with an impactful career! This is Debbie Choy, Senior Consultant at mbaMission. I like that you come from a non-traditional industry – this will help you stand out from the crowd. Of course, AdCom will be curious as to why you’re pursuing an MBA. Be sure to be specific about what skills you want to learn from business school that will help you achieve your career goals in the Entertainment industry. For example, what business skills do you want to beef up – finance? strategy? This level of specificity will help reassure AdCom that you have done your homework and know what you’re getting into with an MBA program. I …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Ms. Classical Singer, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. I think you have a really interesting profile, combining arts with business. While I’ve worked with clients who want to transition into entertainment, few of them have a tie to the arts coming in. Sounds like you were super involved in undergrad and post-grad. I am sure you have seen a lot through Covid in arts and in education. My biggest concern is your limited work experience. Most programs are looking for at least 3 years of work experience so that you get the most out of the program and can contribute to the classroom discussions as wholly as possible. On top of the limited experience, your test scores are lower than Yale’s average. While you are …

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