Ms. Gay Techie

About Me:

4 years of IT consulting at a big4 followed by 2 years working in IT for a global CPG company. Started out as an analyst on public sector software development projects. Now managing all North American websites for a CPG company with over 40 brands, including running global technology projects that I coordinate with marketing teams.


Target School: Harvard

Considering: Stanford GSB, Kellogg SOM, Tuck

Invited to Interview: Kellogg SOM

See More Profiles For: Harvard

Application Status: Invited to Interview


Undergrad School: U.S. News #25-50 Public School

Undergrad Major: Economics and Information Systems

GPA: 3.88

GRE: 332

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Black or African American

Extracurriculars: Member of a LGBT Community Band, Scholarship Coordinator for minority LGBT students at a local non-profit, Leader of an LGBT Employee Resource Group at a fortune 500 company

Work History:

Title: Digital Projects Manager

Industry: CPG

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Senior Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Personal Win: Escaped homelessness during high school caused by my parents’ drug addiction by working full time as a janitor while attending school. Professional Win: One of 3 winners of a global CIO/IT award at a Fortune 500 company for outstanding performance and business impact, resulting in an early promotion to manager level.

Post MBA Goal:

Leave IT and transition to marketing/brand management. I work with marketing all the time in my current role. It’s made me realize that I want to be making brand management decisions, not just supporting the business from IT. I’m been responsible for IT innovation now, and in the long-term, I want to use that experience in digital marketing.


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    Hi Ms. Gay Techie, this is Kristen from MBA Prep School. Wow, I’m very impressed by all that you have overcome and the success you have achieved. Your journey demonstrates, resilience, drive, and a strong work ethic, all qualities valued by MBA programs. Your academics are stellar, and I really like your career progression from consulting to private sector (a move that often happens only AFTER an MBA). I think the move is also going to help you in terms of company reputation. My guess is you are coming from Deloitte, which has a good reputation among MBA programs but not the same rep as MBB. Admissions Officers are always thinking of the value an applicant could bring to their classmates; sometimes that value comes …

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