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Candidate:

Ms. Media CPA

About Me:

Six years of financial reporting experience, currently in SEC Reporting at a major hollywood studio. Driven and self-motivated achiever and leader with a positive attitude. I am naturally curious and thrive in changing environments.

Details:

Undergrad School: University of Illinois at Chicago

Undergrad Major: Accounting

GPA: 2.9

GMAT: 740

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: CPA

Extracurriculars: Hiking, 10-k runner

Work History:

Title: Financial Reporting Manager

Industry: Media

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Title: Senior Financial Analyst

Industry: Media

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Spearheading the automation of my role at a fortune 500 out of existence. Implementation of a company-wide T&E tool.

Post MBA Goal:

Operational Consulting at a consulting firm or fortune 500 media company.

Schools:

Target School: UCLA Anderson

Status: Open

Considering: USC Marshall, NYU Stern

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 23%

  • The MBA Exchange Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Ms. Media CPA: Emily here, Master Consultant at The MBA Exchange. I think your professional experience in media with clear upward progression will be well regarded by MBA programs and in my experience they want more from the media field to balance out their consulting and finance heavy classes. Your 740 and CPA designation show your ability to handle the rigor of any MBA classroom. The 2.9 will hold you back a bit so you will want to address what happened in undergrad and why you are confident that things will be different in this next traditional academic environment. You don’t show much engagement with the community outside of work as your activities listed are individual in nature so you …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. You’ve had a progressive career in corporate finance at a major company involving solid leadership experience, which is good to see. Are you confident in your recommenders’ ability to attest to your strong performance, potential, and growth vs. your peers? This, and your ability to highlight the impact you’ve made at your organizations on your resume and application, will determine the professional strength of your profile.

    Regarding your academics, I’m concerned about your low GPA – you’ll want to explain in the optional essay what drove it in a way that reflects ownership and responsibility. The 740 GMAT will help offset it, though (and should mostly compensate for the GPA for Marshall), as will your …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Ms. Media CPA – Susan Cera here. I’m incredibly impressed by your work progression and assume that adcom will really like what you will be able to share coming from a brand name company like Disney.
    Your stats really give me pause. I suspect there must be a really good reason that you had a 2.9 GPA at an undergrad institution that admits >75% of applicants, especially if you are capable of knocking out a 740 GMAT.
    If your goal is to stay in media, have you considered UCLA FEMBA or USC Marshall part-time? If Disney offers the flexibility for you to attend school (possibly with some finanical support) then you might be able to land an internal transfer to a new role when you complete your …

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    Hi Ms. Media CPA - Melisa from Stratus Admissions here. Looks like you’ve implemented some big projects throughout your professional experience. I’d want to hear more about your role as a leader in these projects. Your increased responsibility is a plus and I think that schools will be interested in your media background, especially as a female. I worked with another client transitioning into media recently and working towards similar target schools. Your GMAT score, CPA and years of experience will help overcome your GPA. However you will want to address it in an optional essay to explain the 2.9 and ideally highlight an upward trend and/or what you learned from the situation. You’ll also want to highlight where you have demonstrated leadership skills. I’d ...
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  • 20% | 2 years ago

    Ms. Media CPA - Susan Cera here. I'm incredibly impressed by your work progression and assume that adcom will really like what you will be able to share coming from a brand name company like Disney. Your stats really give me pause. I suspect there must be a really good reason that you had a 2.9 GPA at an undergrad institution that admits >75% of applicants, especially if you are capable of knocking out a 740 GMAT. If your goal is to stay in media, have you considered UCLA FEMBA or USC Marshall part-time? If Disney offers the flexibility for you to attend school (possibly with some finanical support) then you might be able to land an internal transfer to a new role when you complete ...
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