I started in financial services marketing, supported a lot of corporate social responsibility projects, had a 1 year stint with my company’s NPO and finally went into consulting for financial services. Hoped to get more hands-on experience in the social space via consulting but couldn’t. Promoted 2 times at my first job.
Undergrad School: Premier Business School in country
Undergrad Major: Business
Age: 27, Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Extracurriculars: 1 year secondment with an NPO to help improve their communication , branding & impact measurement department, Active member of Women - In - Business Club at both companies I've worked with, Travellin (a given, ofcourse) 30+ countries so far, hoping to get to 50+ in the next 10 years. Motivated me to learn french and german (DELF & SD certifications).
Title: Specialty Consultant
Length of Employment: 1 yr
Title: Strategy & Marketing
Industry: Banking & Finance
Company: Leading bank in the country
Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 5 mos
– Helped launch a product for my bank which doubled the customer base over 2 years – White paper on financial options for low income communities helped increase lending for 200k women in villages – Secondment at trust allowed me to get hands-on experience in the social space, increased interest in the area
Short term: Social impact at leading consulting firm – think Dalberg, FSG, MBB’s impact practice area OR Strategy at leading non-profit – Gates Foundation, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, etc. Long term: Up the food chain in these firms – partner or strategy head.
Target School: London Business School
Considering: Kellogg, Ross, NYU Stern, Duke Fuqua, INSEAD, Chicago Booth
Invited to Interview: Kellogg, Ross
Rejected: INSEAD, Chicago Booth
I don’t need to tell you or anyone else: MBB on your resume is a little like pixie dust. It goes a long way and works a bit of magic because those jobs are so highly selective and sought after. And your heart and soul clearly align with your smarts and credentials to make for a powerful candidate at LBS. Your age is ideal. Your extras are impressive. Your stats are in line. So you will definitely get an interview and then it’s really up to how well you perform. I can’t imagine you not impressing.
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