Ms. Payments Consultant

About Me:

Born and raised in mid-Atlantic, although lived abroad twice (took a gap year at 17 and volunteered in New Zealand; later spent a semester in Spain). Went into strategy consulting right out of undergrad working for Accenture, and developed a specialty in the payments space. Pivoted to a boutique strategy consulting firm a year ago.


Target School: Wharton

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: UVA

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.4

GMAT: 760

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: StreetWise Mentors - Mentor a disabled unemployed man twice my age on his search for employment

Work History:

Title: Analyst

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Have received “top performer” designation in all performance reviews at both companies. Lobbied Accenture management for a team-building events budget to improve office morale. Hand-selected by recruiting manager to be a part of a six-person recruiting committee.

Post MBA Goal:

Ideal post-MBA role would be in product management in consumer payments for a fintech, tech company, or national bank (e.g., Chase, CapitalOne). In the long-run, branch into financial inclusion work, in order to find solutions in developing markets where traditional financial structures underserve demographics such as women-owned small businesses.


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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 45%

    Let’s get this straight: A young female professional with a 3.4 GPA from a public Ivy, a 760 GMAT (30 points above Wharton’s class median), international experience, two successful years at a major consulting firm with evidence of achievement, and finally post-MBA careers goals that make a lot of sense for you. That should all translate into an invite to partake in Wharton’s team-based discussion. Given your “top performance” status at Accenture, I would expect you to be a top performer during that discussion and subsequent interview and get into Wharton. But I also think you should never apply to only one school unless you have some sort of obsession with it. You should also be thinking Columbia, NYU Stern, Chicago Booth, and UCLA. But …

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