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Ms. Impact Investing

About Me:

I’ve spent the past three years in Washington DC working for an International Development consulting firm. I’ve traveled to multiple developing countries and manage multimillion-dollar contracts with the US Government. I’d like to gain an MBA to leverage my experience to break into impact investing and social impact divisions of large global firms.


Undergrad School: UCLA

Undergrad Major: International Development

GPA: 3.8

GRE: 323

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: White


Work History:

Title: Program Associate

Industry: Consulting

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Despite my age, I conducted an evaluation training without supervision in Malawi and managed more than 20 in-country staff.

Post MBA Goal:

I’d like to transition from a smaller company to work in CSR/impact investing in a global firm.


Target School: Yale

Status: Open

Considering: Tuck, Darden, Duke Fuqua, McCombs School of Business, Ross


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 32%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Yale will find a lot to think in your application, particularly your global outlook, your UCLA degree, solid GPA and a within range GRE score, and the fact that you are a woman in international deelopment. The quant side of your GRE is important to Yale because the school looks for a slightly higher Q score on the GRE. But these are also difficult times and so if you are applying now, you have a good advantage. You are on the young side, however, and could probably benefit from a year or two more of work experience. And I wonder if you ever held any leadership positions in student groups while you are doing your undergrad at UCLA. That would certainly help you as well. …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi Ms. Impact Investing! This is Kate Richardson, Senior Admissions Consultant here. It sounds like you’ve narrowed in on a great list of schools for your profile and goals. With Yale in mind, I think they will love your global outlook and experience in developing countries. Having worked for a boutique firm myself, I know there are pros and cons. What you lack in brand name and traditional promotion schedules, you make up for in more autonomy, leadership, and ability to have an impact internally. Make sure your recommender writers speak to those things and support how impressive your contributions have been. You’ve got a great GPA, and as the other experts pointed out, your GRE is in range but Yale’s average (328) is quite …

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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Miss Impact Investing! This is Talon Rindels, Sr. Admissions Consultant at The MBA Exchange. Despite your rather brief profile submission, there’s something I like about you! Your robust global experience is certainly what stands out the most, but you also have a fantastic GPA to go along with it. Your GRE score does fall below Yale’s average of 328, but well within the 80% range, which goes down to 319 (albeit, I would suggest trying for a higher score and get test prep support if you haven’t already). No, working for a boutique firm can sometimes make it challenging for adcom to assess your potential, as brand name recognition goes a long way and also often comes …

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