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Ms Journalist

About Me:

I am a journalist with over six years of work experience. I worked with Business Standard, a leading financial daily in India, and I am now with Quartz News, a New York-headquartered digital news platform. I primarily write about politics and society, and its intersection with business. I have written in-depth features about the start-up industry in India, about new private universities, the industry around yoga, and how handloom and textile is in crisis.


Undergrad School: Lady Shri Ram College for Women

Undergrad Major: BA Hons in English

GPA: 3.5

GRE: -

Age: 31,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: MA in English

School Name: Lady Shri Ram College for Women


Work History:

Title: Special Feature Writer

Industry: Media

Company: Top Firm In Selected Industry

Length of Employment: 5 yrs, 10 mos

Title: Writer

Industry: Media

Company: Global

Length of Employment: , 7 mos

Big Life Wins:

For my in-depth features from farflung areas in India, I was awarded the Business Standard-Seema Nazareth Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2016.

Post MBA Goal:

I wish to pivot out of journalism and into consulting or social impact organisations. I would like to upskill, and use my research skills as a journalist to solve present-day problems facing businesses, governments, and the people they serve.


Target School: HEC Paris

Status: Open

Considering: Columbia, Berkeley Haas, N U Singapore


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 30%

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

    As a lifelong journalist myself, I want you to know I am definitely rooting for you. It’s hard to make a real assessment here without a standardized test score. Even though a GRE or GMAT exam is just one piece of the admissions puzzle, it looms larger in applications than it really should. So lacking a score–which you can always add later–makes it doubly difficult to give you a real assessment. So let’s make an assumption: your ultimate GRE score is equal to the current class average of the 691 GMAT at HEC Paris, your first choice school. That would be about 326. If you can score in and around that number, I would say your chances at HEC Paris are pretty good. Your experience …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hello Ms Journalist! Krista Nannery from mbaMission here. I’ve successfully worked with female journalists before and while it’s a small sample size, my recommendation would be to ace the GMAT to get their attention. I’d love to see 740+ to make this an easier process for you, both because of your demographic and also because as a journo, b-schools will want to know that you have the quantitative chops to succeed in your MBA coursework. You’ll also want to make your business acumen clear and really build a strong case for why consulting makes sense for you. It sounds like you’ve written about some interesting business-related topics so leverage what you’ve seen as a journalist to make your MBA case.

    One question I have for …

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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi Quartz writer, this is Deepak Punwani from MBA Exchange. I must first admit that I like the feature articles on Quartz and especially its take on culture and society in India. Its surveys on what young urban Indians want is always an eye opener. With that out of the way, I think you have a strong profile for all schools on your list. Your body of work as a journalist will clearly signal to the adcom that you have a “Voice” which will add to the depth of discussions in class and outside it. LSR – Eco Honors is also a respected undergrad course and LSR is now well known at all schools. The excellence in journalism award is also a “real” work …

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