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Ms. Investment Officer

About Me:

Female, South East Asian native, currently working in France. Good command of 3 languages (English, French & an Asian local language). Valedictorian for undergraduate study. All my higher education was in Hospitality, I managed to ladder up from Hotel Receptionist to Consultant then Hotel Investment Officer (with a specialized MBA in between).


Undergrad School: ESSEC Business School

Undergrad Major: Hospitality Management

GPA: 16/20 (French scale)

GMAT: Not taken

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: CFA level I

Extracurriculars: Contribution to community works (fundraising events, mentoring fellows students in my industry), Certified Yoga instructor (can it add something postitive or negative to my resume?)

Work History:

Title: Investment Officer

Industry: Hospitality

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Asset Manager

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Passing from Hotel receptionist to Operating Auditor, Consultant (Big4 Firm) all the way to Asset Manager and Investment Officer in the Hospitality industry. Having spent 10 years in France, passing from basic French level to excellent command of french language and complete integration in french culture.

Post MBA Goal:

Reorienting career path in Social Ventures/Impact Investing.


Target School: INSEAD

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. I’d like to understand your career path better – did you start out in hospitality, go to Big4, and then return to hospitality? In any case, it does sound like you’ve made good progression in your career, which is a plus. Though you’ve done very well academically, it’s tough for me to fully assess your odds for INSEAD or other programs without the GMAT.

    The bigger question to me, though, is: why a second MBA? Also, was the specialized MBA in France? If so, INSEAD is really going to wonder why you’re seeking a second business degree. In any case, you’ll want to clearly show what motivates your short and long-term goals and how an …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hello Ms. Investment Officer, it’s Lisa Cummings of Stratus Admissions. Without a GMAT score and more detail on your work experience it’s difficult to assess your odds for INSEAD or any other school. You say you spent 10 years in France, was some of that in school? I’m trying to get a handle on your years of work experience given the trajectory you describe in your Big Life Wins.How did you make that leap from front desk to asset management and how long dd that take? You mention that you earned a “specialized MBA” somewhere along the way – was that full time? What was it in and why a second MBA now? While it is not …

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