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Candidate:

Ms. Retail Forever

About Me:

Retail professional with 4+ years of experience in e-commerce. Post-grad experience includes working at the two largest retail companies and managing $50M+ P&L’s. Fluent in both English and Spanish, and passionate about issues around the Hispanic achievement gap + lack of women in leadership. Grew up abroad, but hold an American passport.

Details:

Undergrad School: The George Washington University

Undergrad Major: Marketing & International Business

GPA: 3.5

GRE: 320

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino

Extracurriculars: 7th grade math tutor to under-priviledged students (80 hr x year, 3 years), College admissions mentor to under-priviledged student (80 hr x year, 3 years), Latinos @ AMZ, Women @ AMZ, Women in Business @ GWU, food bank volunteer (60 hr x year)

Work History:

Title: Ecommerce Buyer

Industry: Retail

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Vendor Manager - AMZ

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

Tutoring and mentoring Hispanic student for 3+ years, eventually helping her gain admission into top 10-university on a scholarship. Promoted early at previous company, on track for an early promotion at current one.

Post MBA Goal:

Work in leadership at a retail company, that being a large enterprise or a small start-up. Would eventually like to move back home and work to fully build out e-commerce in an immature market.

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Ms. Retail Forever – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus.

    I like that you are commiting time both at work and in your extracurriculars towards your passion of addressing the achievement gap for Hispanics and women in leadership. I’m not sure how this aligns with your interest in and commitment to retail. A few years ago, I worked with a candidate who was in education and had partnered with Walmart to offer support for under-served minorities. Your narrative could be more powerful if are able to bring your passions/interests together and show how an MBA will enable you to make a bigger impact.

    Right now, it isn’t clear why you would need an MBA to achieve your goals. HBS values unique perspectives which …

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