Ms. Former D1 Athlete

About Me:

I’m a consultant turned university/government relations administrator who has a passion for education. I’m also a former D1 athlete. In my spare time, I mentor current university students and DFS clients. After 3 (going on 4 by Fall 2023) years in higher education, I would love to transition back to the private sector.


Target School: UCLA Anderson

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Duke University

Undergrad Major: Public Policy

GPA: 3.4

GRE: 325

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Dress for Success (DFS) volunteer

Work History:

Title: Director

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Top Ten University

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 1 mos

Title: Senior Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 2 mos

Big Life Wins:

In college, a large part of my daily focus was directed toward my sport and after graduating, I had a lot to uncover regarding my professional interests and aspirations. In these four years since university, I’ve spent significant time persevering through uncertainty, learning about career paths and I’m excited to take this next step.

Post MBA Goal:

In my two professional roles, I have most enjoyed the analytical, problem-solving work of a consultant, and the communication and creative strategy I employ in my current role. Many of my responsibilities directly translate to marketing and brand management, but I believe an MBA would be an essential piece to advancing my credibility and translating these experiences to the industry


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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 55%

    Given your impressive background as an athlete at Duke University, a former consultant at a top firm and now more than three years in higher education as an administrator, I can’t imagine UCLA turning you down. Here’s why: You are pretty much on the numbers, with a GRE score that is just a point lower than the latest class average at UCLA Anderson. More important than those stats, however, is your overall story. Admission officials understand and admire the incredible discipline and work associated with being a D1 athlete. They also know that a public policy degree from Duke is a real plus. Landing a job at a cop consulting firm is another highly selective filter you went through and then being an administrator in …

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