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Candidate:

Ms. PR Manager

About Me:

I have 7 years of experience in communications, primarily in financial services. Spent 5 years at a top-tier financial services company handling product and investor relations PR. While there, I was the youngest lead ever of the women’s network. I now work at a late-stage fintech, leading North America communications.

Details:

Undergrad School: Michigan Ross

Undergrad Major: Marketing, International Business

GPA: 3.5

GRE: 320

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Varsity Tennis captain in college, Continue to play tennis at Master's level; nationally ranked

Work History:

Title: Communications Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 5 yrs

Title: North America PR Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

I lead PR for North America, a market that drives 25% of my company’s revenue. In this role, I manage 2 people. Outside of work, I’m very involved in the tennis community. I am currently a nationally ranked Master’s tennis player, and continue to compete. Being asked to lead the women’s network at my former organization was a huge accomplishment.

Post MBA Goal:

I’d like to transition into product management or strategy at a fintech.

Schools:

Target School: Kellogg

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, McCombs School of Business, Yale

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 60%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 60%

    Hi Ms. PR Manager, This is Donna Bauman with Stratus Admissions and it is a pleasure to weigh in on your profile. First as a huge fan of college tennis, I am very impressed that you played college tennis for Michigan! I am a big fan of the Tar Heels in tennis and have watched Michigan and UNC have some very high level tennis matches! Your ability to play tennis at this elite level is a huge commitment and it makes your 3.5 gpa in college even more impressive! I recall having a professional tennis player in my class at Kellogg when I was there—and also many other college athletes too. The collaborative team environment at Kellogg is a great fit for athletes who developed …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 35%

  • 40% | 2 weeks ago

    Public relations is not a natural path toward an MBA but you have clearly done it at a very high level at both a Fortune 500 in financial services and at a startup. What's more, you have the basic stats from a public Ivy to demonstrate that you can do the work. If your quant score is a bit low on the GRE, you may consider taking it again to improve. But I think Kellogg, and every school for that matter, will especially like the fact that you are also accomplished in a highly competitive sport like tennis. Your post-MBA goal also lines up with your previous work experience and the MBA would allow you to easily pivot to strategy or product management at a ...
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