Ms. Sustainability-Focused Consultant

About Me:

I am a Japanese MBB consultant with 2.5 years of experience (in matriculation timing) focusing on sustainability strategy. I am a bit worried about my limited professional experience.


Target School: Harvard

Considering: Stanford GSB

See More Profiles For: Harvard

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Non US college (the best school in my country)

Undergrad Major: Law

GPA: 3.9/4.0

GMAT: 770

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Mentoring program for college students - director (also doing some mentoring activities at my workplace) | Orchestra | Several internships during college (e.g., campaign office of a diet member, PE...)

Work History:

Title: Associate

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 5 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Led several very first efforts for our firm in the area of sustainability strategy.
– Earliest promotion to associate (less than 5% of the cohort got promoted at the same time).

Post MBA Goal:

As I am company-sponsored, I will go back to the firm after my MBA, but I am also planning a career change into investing (still focusing on ESG) after that.


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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 50%

    No need to worry. While you may have just over two years of work experience, you have it at one of the world’s most selective and highly admired employers that also happens to be a major feeder into both Harvard and Stanford. At both HBS and the GSB, the top three feeder companies are MBB, with McKinsey first, BCG second, and Bain third. In fact, in Harvard’s Class of 2020, 189 out of 930 MBA students had worked for those three firms. Some 70 of 419 students in Stanford’s MBA Class of 2020 had MBB on their CVs. Besides this data point, you clearly are not just another MBB consultant. With an early promotion, you have stood out from this elite crowd by working in …

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