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Candidate:

Ms. Media Entertainment

About Me:

At a Big Six Hollywood studio in an internal consulting team working on projects across all lines of business. Promoted twice and have recently been relocated by the firm from HK to London. I have led a variety of initiatives at work around diversity & inclusion and environmental impact. I have lived in India, Middle East, Malaysia, the US, HK, and the UK.

Details:

Undergrad School: HKUST

Undergrad Major: Information Systems

GPA: 3.3

GMAT: 740

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Co-creating a network in collaboration with other leading media firms to establish a pathway to enter the industry for creatives who wouldn't traditionally get a foot in the door, Headed an employee resource group for 2 years at the HK office that among other CSR initiatives - worked to reduce the office's environmental footprint and launched the office's first mentorship program, Was core organizing committee member for Hong Kong's largest TEDx event - was in charge of marketing (social media, outreach to VIPs and securing sponsorships).

Work History:

Title: Senior Analyst/ Analyst

Industry: Media

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 7 mos

Title: Manager

Industry: Media

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 mos

Post MBA Goal:

Shift into a content strategy/acquisition role in the entertainment ecosystem (Hollywood studio, Netflix/ Prime, etc).

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 22%

  • The MBA Exchange Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi there! It’s Stephanie Horn, Master Consultant with the MBA Exchange and recent Poets and Quants “Top 10 Admissions Consultants”. Ms. Media Entertainment, you have a lot going for you. You’re in a hot field, where you have done strategic work. Your recent promotion to manager is very encouraging. Your efforts to increase the diversity of your industry and improve the environmental impact shows your passion for improving the world around you. You have a solid GPA and a strong GMAT score. You will need to demonstrate on your essays and letters of recommendation what your leadership style is like, how you form strong, productive teams, and your ability to analyze and troubleshoot in changing situations. Your biggest challenge will be to stand out — …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. What an intriguing, strategic role you have in media & entertainment – a coveted field! And you’ve been promoted twice in a relatively short amount of time and sent abroad – that really speaks to the progress you’re making. Your academics are pretty solid, and you have substantive extracurricular involvement that reflects your passions as well.

    So you’re certainly a well-rounded candidate – here is what I would focus on to maximize your odds at programs as fiercely competitive as HBS and GSB: 1. conveying your impact as well as your leadership/teamwork skills on your resume and in your application (and, making sure your recommenders can speak to your performance, potential, and growth, especially relative …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. You have a lot to like in your profile! Living in several different parts of the world is always a plus, you’re coming from an industry that stands out more than a standard consultant or applicant in financial services. Your GMAT is very good although the GPA is a bit on the softer side. It’s great that you’ve been promoted twice and can boast experience at your organization that spans multiple lines of business. You’ll need to show WHY you need the MBA to get that content strategy/acquisition role you want post-MBA (i.e. what skills are you missing that prevent you from transferring internally now?). I’ve worked with applicants who likely COULD get that role now without an …

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