Candidate:

Ms. Professional Athlete

About Me:

Driven and passionate professional athlete who is looking for a career pivot. After working 2.5 years in product and brand management at a large footwear company signed a professional track contract to train for the Olympic Trials. Looking to B-school to re-enter work force at an innovative product management or creative consulting firm.

Schools:

Target School: Stanford GSB

Considering: Kellogg SOM, Columbia, Berkeley Haas

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Application Status: Open

Details:

Undergrad School: Ivy League

Undergrad Major: Psychology

GPA: 3.5

GRE: 315

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Middle/ High School Cross Country/ Track Coach, Volunteer Children's Hospital

Work History:

Title: Professional Track Athlete

Industry: Sports Management

Company: USA Top 10

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 5 mos

Title: Product/Brand Manager

Industry: CPG

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Spearheaded the development of a new professional track team sponsored by the brand. Blended lines of my two roles (product and then brand manager) while working x-functionally with sports marketing, legal, and finance to develop the team concept. Also, top 10 in USA in my track event. Training for the upcoming Olympic Trials postponed by Covid-19.

Post MBA Goal:

Would like to use my Human Centered Design (HCD) skills in my everyday professional life either in product management or a consulting capacity. Programs with HCD or entrepreneurship focus interest me. Also, highly passionate about women in sports and would like to do contract sports broadcasting (currently have a growing podcast platform).

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  • MBA Prep School | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Ms. Professional Athlete, Kristen from MBA Prep School here. Congratulations on your training for the Olympic trials! This is definitely a unique accomplishment and differentiator, and I love how your career has incorporated your sports background. Your cross-functional and product development work will also be huge assets in the application process. A few things to think about: your GRE is below Stanford’s average and given your social sciences major, you may be lacking some of the quant experience they would typically like to see. If you didn’t take calculus or micro in undergrad, consider taking MBA Math to fill your gaps as well as possibly retaking the GRE. You also want to firm up your career goals, as you mention consulting, entrepreneurship, product management, …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 35%

  • 25% | 4 years ago

    Hi Ms. Professional Athlete, Kristen from MBA Prep School here. Congratulations on your training for the Olympic trials! This is definitely a unique accomplishment and differentiator, and I love how your career has incorporated your sports background. Your cross-functional and product development work will also be huge assets in the application process. A few things to think about: your GRE is below Stanford's average and given your social sciences major, you may be lacking some of the quant experience they would typically like to see. If you didn't take calculus or micro in undergrad, consider taking MBA Math to fill your gaps as well as possibly retaking the GRE. You also want to firm up your career goals, as you mention consulting, entrepreneurship, product management, ...
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  • 70% | 4 years ago

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