Ms. Passionate About Education

About Me:

I’m A Brazilian 26 years old passionate about education. I’m currently doing my externship at a high-profile EdTech, working as chief of staff. I joined McKinsey as an intern and worked there for three years, always ranked among the top performers (top ~5%). I’m also deeply involved with community work and co-founded an endowment for my university.


Target School: Harvard

Considering: Stanford GSB, Wharton

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Undergrad Major: Engineering

GPA: 3.0

GMAT: 680

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino

Extracurriculars: Co-Founder of second largest Brazilian endowment | Organizer of the Brazil Conference at Harvard & MIT | Founding team at Brazilian EdTech.

Work History:

Title: Business Analyst

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 6 mos

Title: Chief of Staff

Industry: Education

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

I aim to build a sustainable impact on Brazilian education, improving its access and connecting it to employability. I want to empower low-income people to achieve the job market, especially through technology.

Post MBA Goal:

I want to return to McKinsey, become a Partner, and consolidate its nascent Education Practice in Brazil. After that, I aim to found my own business, which will prepare low and middle-income students to join the job market and supply the crescent demand for highly skilled technological talents.


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  • Admissionado | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Though your GMAT score is weak, especially for an international applicant, other aspects of your profile are as good-as-they-come: highest-tier employer (McKinsey) with standard number years work experience with sponsored status (i.e. 100% job security at a top job and nearly 100% certain tuition payment), STEM undergrad, relatively underrepresented international applicant (Brazilian female), and ambitious professional aspirations that also happen to have a profoundly positive social impact.
    Have you attempted the GRE instead? There are people who favor one test over the other so it’s worth finding out if you might perform better on a relative basis on the GRE. HBS accepts either of them. There are lots of success stories of people who beat the odds with a sub-700 GMAT score and obtain admission …

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