Ms. Consultant To Impact Investor

About Me:

I’m a consultant looking to transition to impact investing / impact VC. Played a critical role in building out a team, capabilities, and a client base for a nascent industry vertical at my current firm. Spending January – July ’22 working at a social enterprise in Asia (maybe virtual), honing skills for a future impact VC role that the MBA can accelerate.


Undergrad School: University of Pittsburgh

Undergrad Major: Economics & Psychology

GPA: 3.45

GRE: 330

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Pro bono consultant for a women's shelter - execute fundraising strategy, advise board on growth strategy, volunteer on helpline. Led several firm initiatives for pro bono work and CSR, ranging from local office projects to influencing global CSR policy. Organized several community fundraisers during the height of the pandemic, raising over $2k by selling knit scarves and physical training sessions.

Work History:

Title: Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Big Life Wins:

1) 2 promotions in 3.5 years
2) Led office’s CSR branch for 2 years, helping negotiate $400k in pro bono consulting services and doubling office engagement in CSR
3) Rose from being a student on academic probation 1st semester to Dean’s List 5 semesters in a row by the end of my degree
4) Helped women’s shelter secure $50k in private/public funding

Post MBA Goal:

I’d like to work at an impact focused VC fund, partnering with for-profit social enterprises that operate under a gender lens.
– Over 5 years, I see myself learning the industry inside and out as a post-MBA associate
– Over 20 years, I’d like to launch and lead my own fund focused on advancements for women in last-mile communities


Target School: Columbia

Status: Open

Considering: Berkeley Haas, Ross


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Ms. Consultant To Impact Investor,
    Your upcoming assignment for an Asian social enterprise sounds exciting! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. I think you have a lot of strengths in your profile – strong career achievements and trajectory (promotions, leading projects), robust academics (GPA and GRE), solid extracurriculars. As you pull your apps together, be sure to describe what motivates you to be passionate about impact work and investing. As well, don’t hesitate to share your personal stories that may have shaped you and/or your goals. For example, why are you interested in helping women in last mile communities? If you can articulate this compellingly in your essays, that would be the key to your application success. If you would like to discuss your profile …

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