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Ms. Green Biz

About Me:

Experienced scientific researcher and communicator interested in pursuing an MBA to shape more environmentally-conscious decision making. With an academic background in environmental science and a professional background in science communication, I want to help businesses improve their environmental footprint and bottom line.


Undergrad School: McGill University

Undergrad Major: Environmental Science

GPA: 3.15

GRE: 326

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: STEM mentoring for public school students, Volunteering for environmental causes, Editor at undergraduate newspaper

Work History:

Title: Science Education - Editorial Manager

Industry: Nonprofit / B-Corp

Company: Major NGO/NPO

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 11 mos

Title: Science Education - Production Assistant

Industry: Media

Company: Major NGO/NPO

Length of Employment: , 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

I learn something new every day through my work on a science education project, plus we have doubled our publication rate through improvements I’ve made to our editorial workflow. I was in charge of the outdoor new student orientation for undergrad. I managed the budget, logistics, and staff to lead 250 new students for their outdoor adventure.

Post MBA Goal:

Hope to work for a consumer goods company post-MBA that is interested in and committed to making sustainable business decisions. Ideally, I’d like to work in supply chain management for more environmentally-conscious sourcing decisions.


Target School: Tuck

Status: Rejected

Considering: NYU Stern, Cornell Johnson, Wharton, Darden

Invited to Interview: Darden

Rejected: Wharton

Accepted: NYU Stern, Cornell Johnson


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 67%

  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 75%

    Ms. Green Biz: Emily here from The MBA Exchange. Congratulations on your acceptances!
    I agree that Tuck looks to be a good fit with your background and your goals and your GRE is in the ballpark for them (though probably on the lower side for Wharton). I’m not clear from your profile why you’d choose to enter the consumer goods industry, as opposed to any other industry that can make environmentally sustainable choices. In your interviews, you should address why your interest in that industry. Maybe you can tie in something you’ve learned about the industry from your work on the science publication? Also, you want to make sure your interest in Darden and Tuck are clear…are you following …

    4 months ago Read the full review
  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 70%

    Hi Ms. Green Biz, Julie-Anne Heafey from mbaMission here. Congrats on your acceptance to Stern and Johnson! I like your passion, impact and clear goals, and though your GPA is on the low side (is there something specific that you were able to address in your optional essay?), your GRE looks within range for your target schools. Dartmouth is a very “green” and outdoors-oriented place – so I really think you’d fit right in. You’re chances look good to me if you’ve managed to demonstrate your interest in and connection to the school. Good luck!

    5 months ago
  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 55%

    Ms. Green Biz – Susan Cera, Directorof MBA Admissions, here. Having spent 4 great years in Hanover, I know that Tuck will value your experience in and committment to the environment. Your challenge will be to showcase why you need an MBA to acheive your goals and why Tuck is the best place for you. Did you visit campus to interview? If not, admissions committe will wonder how committed you are to Tuck. They definitely want students who want to be at Tuck. Tuck is also committed to global education. You would be well served to explain the importance to you of learning about the global implications of sourcing for CPG companies. Wishing you all the best. You definitely have some good options already.

    4 months ago

The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 30%

  • 30% | 4 months ago

    Not sure why everyone is so convinced. I think you'll have a hard time getting over that low GPA...
  • 90% | 5 months ago

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