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Ms. Social Enterprise/Healthcare

About Me:

I’m all about healthcare and communities. I’m a consultant mainly advising on social determinant programs for hospitals – think mobile health clinics, food banks. This community safety net is what allowed me to thrive/go to college. I want to work in the private sector because I enjoy the pace, double bottom line, and value sustainable funding.

I have one strong recommender, and one medium one (no other teammates/bosses have known me for more than 6 months due to various company reshuffles). I’m also considering waiting another year in order to get another promotion and a better recommender. Finally, I could only attend business school if I got a scholarship (ideally half). Thoughts?


Undergrad School: Top 15

Undergrad Major: International Relations

GPA: 3.5

GRE: 324

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Industry-related podcast host and founder (partnered with my college), Have volunteered for hometown nonprofit since high school, I've built some kind of lasting community in each place I've lived (ex. regular dinner initiative between my college's students and locals to work on repairing tensions, current weekly dinner host for my church outside covid, helped my alumni network launch DEI initiative, and more).

Work History:

Title: Sr Analyst

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 4 mos

Title: Analyst

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Advised hospitals launching social determinant programs (ex. food bank) – with ~50 programs already designed or launched after 9 months of consult. The Healthcare podcast I host reached 500 listeners within 1st week. Helped my company consider new investments/products, particularly focused on financial modeling, projected total revenue $100M.

Post MBA Goal:

Eventually lead strategy (as CEO or CSO) for a social enterprise in healthcare, esp. related to social determinants. Have the network, well-rounded skill set, and deeper understanding to do so.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Berkeley Haas, MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 12%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Ms. Social Enterprise/Healthcare,
    I love your passion for healthcare! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. I spent many years in healthcare myself and am always thrilled to see candidates excited about making a change in the industry. I like that you have made a real impact advising hospitals, and you’re an active community leader (through your church and alumni network). Also, the hospital podcast shows a lot of initiative. That said, to answer your question – I think you would be well-served to apply in another year if you’re expecting a promotion and potentially a better recommender. That will also allow you to amass more work experience, which is valued by HBS. Also, the additional time would allow you to consider retaking the GRE to …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. You have a strong GRE and good work experience, and I love your emphasis on improving all communities you’re a part of. I think you would be well-served to wait another year to apply if you can get a better recommender and a promotion. You’re on the lower end of the average work experience at HBS and the other schools you mention. I like the LT goal but I think you should have an explicit ST goal to help you get there. As for schools, if you want a scholarship I recommend looking at a different set of schools. It’s typically not the Top 10s that offer people merit scholarships (it’s certainly possibly but not common). Think schools …

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