Ms. Poet To CPA

About Me:

I was born and raised in Taiwan, and have been living and working in Canada for 10 years. I was a published poet with national and international awards before becoming a CPA (5+ years exp. in real estate). I work as a marketing strategist and copyeditor through my consulting practice. I am a big believer in community building with a track record of involvement.

As an older applicant, I understand the importance of “Why an MBA now?” I want to highlight how an MBA program will allow me to bridge my knowledge gaps in operations, strategy, and policy studies to solve the complex issue of housing affordability. I could continue working at my firm but an FT MBA will provide an accelerated path to achieve my goal.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Considering: Yale, MIT Sloan, Columbia, Tuck, Chicago Booth

See More Profiles For: Stanford GSB

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Best in an East Asian Country

Undergrad Major: English

GPA: 4.0

GMAT: 760

Age: 34,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: MA in Cross-Cultural History; CPA (Canada); CPA (US)

Extracurriculars: Financial Literacy Educator | Peer Mentor | Student Club President | Tennis

Work History:

Title: Tax Manager

Industry: Real Estate

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 11 mos

Title: Staff to Senior Accountant

Industry: Accounting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Helped a Canadian startup expand into a new market (self-employment).
– Getting promoted to manager in under 1.5 years (typical timeframe at my firm is 2-3 years)
– Started the first peer mentor program at my current company.
– Impact through financial literacy volunteering – This means a lot to me as a first-generational student.

Post MBA Goal:

Currently, I work as a tax manager for a multinational real estate company. I am hoping to pivot to asset management or strategic finance at an impact-driven real estate firm aiming to tackle housing affordability.


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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Ms Poet to CFA! Now, for an ambitious achiever like you, I hope you do not find my 20% rating discouraging. In fact, this is about the highest I’d rate anyone for a program like GSB with the most competitive acceptance rate of 6%. My rating puts you at 3.5x more likely to gain admission than most – So, I hope you instead find this encouraging! I love what you bring to the table and I hope you are geared up to apply with your best possible admissions campaign yet this R1 or R2. I tend to consider myself pretty well rounded, but when you put Poet and CPA AND the numbers you have all in one package, …

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