Ms. Grocery Lady

About Me:

Motivated and positive professional who cares deeply about ensuring her community has safe access to affordable options for food and essentials. Energized by finding insights in data that drive decision-making.


Target School: Kellogg SOM

Considering: Duke Fuqua, Ross, Chicago Booth, MIT Sloan, Wharton, Harvard

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: University of Florida

Undergrad Major: Industrial Engineering

GPA: 3.65

GMAT: 740

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Master of Science in Finance (combined degree with undergrad)

School Name: University of Florida

Extracurriculars: Food shelf volunteer | Women’s business council at company | Toastmasters | Company sports leagues

Work History:

Title: Merchandise Planner

Industry: Retail

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Title: Inventory Analyst (2 roles)

Industry: Retail

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 2 mos

Big Life Wins:

No official leadership experience, but stretch projects have included developing processes and leading adoption across entire teams. I’ve also contributed to total food & beverage projects by sourcing analytics for and recommending actions to leaders. Will likely have 1 more promotion to the senior level of my current position by the time I apply

Post MBA Goal:

Short-term: pivot to consulting to gain accelerated exposure to a wide array of business problems, especially in the grocery/retail/CPG space. (Plan b: leadership rotational program)
Long-term: return to industry at director level and climb ranks to c-suite so that I can make the greatest impact on food availability.


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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Sometimes you read a candidate profile and you just know that a person would be an ideal fit for a given school. Ms. Grocery Lady, that is the way I feel about you and your choice of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School for an MBA. While it’s true that you haven’t yet had leadership experience, you bring a lot to the game that suggest your potential to be a strong and impactful leader. A woman with a 740 GMAT score and a 3.65 undergrad GPA along with a master’s in finance is one helluva start to a great application. Then, your work experience at a Fortune 500 retailer with what will be a couple of promotions should seal the deal. After all, you weren’t saying hello …

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