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Ms. Mission Driven

About Me:

I’ve worked at a top consulting firm for 3.5 years now and received a promotion each year. I am looking to use an MBA to move up at my current job. I am very mission-driven, especially with DEI, which is why I aspire to go to Yale SOM.


Undergrad School: Cornell

Undergrad Major: Business

GPA: 3.2

GMAT: 700

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino

Other Degree/Certification: CFA

Extracurriculars: Diversity and Inclusion Group Lead at work, Volunteer work with Latin Community, Latin Women Book Club for Young Professionals

Work History:

Title: Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Sr. Analyst

Industry: Consulting

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

Wins at work: Getting published and winning high achievement award.
Wins in personal life: Running half marathon and starting a book club in my city.

Post MBA Goal:

Consulting, DEI work, open to other career opportunities as well.


Target School: Yale

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 38%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hey Ms. Mission Driven. Well with a strong mission, you do sound like a great fit for SOM, and your strong promotion trajectory and leadership roles speak volumes about your potential. I like your odds, though your GPA is low for Yale, and I wish your GMAT were higher. Can you retake the GMAT or try the GRE? I would love to see a higher test score counterbalancing your lower than average GPA if at all possible. Make sure to describe context (not excuses) if there are mitigating circumstances around the 3.2…and highlight your CFA (that seems unusual for a consultant – kudos on this extra work). Also, if your 3.2 includes a lower grade course in something business-related/quantitative that …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi Ms. Mission Driven, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. You have definitely chosen a mission driven target with Yale. Congratulations on your promotions at work – Yale will definitely value the fast paced career trajectory. While your stats are a below that average of Yale, it sounds like you have a story that schools would find extremely compelling. Any MBA program will be interested in how you have done quantitatively both at Cornell and in the GMAT to assess your ability to handle the quantitative rigor of the program. If you got solid grades in your quant business classes at Cornell – this can help tell this story. Also, take a look at your transcript – is there an upward trajectory over the years? Were …

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