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Ms. Tech Lawyer

About Me:

Commercial Tech Lawyer at FTSE250 tech company leading multimillion transactions across EMEA and North America, covering risk management, project planning, tech products, and Board advisory (total of 5 years experience in EEA). Passionate about youth mentoring non-profits having been volunteering for over 10 years.


Undergrad School: UCL (Top 10 UK)

Undergrad Major: Law

GPA: 3.7

GMAT: 690

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: MSc in Business and Management

Extracurriculars: Special Adviser to Trustee Board and CEO of a long-standing youth charity, Volunteer at a leading hospital and ambulance services, Career Mentor (2+ years)

Work History:

Title: Legal Counsel

Industry: Technology

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Lawyer

Industry: Law

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Qualified as a lawyer at the age of 21 and have not stopped growing and learning since then. I’ve worked and lead on some major projects for FTSE100 and FTSE250 companies. Set up a former employer’s non-profit strategy from the ground up., which lead to major contributions to a youth non-profit and a long partnership.

Post MBA Goal:

I have seen the bad side of non-profit management having been involved across different roles and capacities. I want to lead and develop better youth non-profits post-covid. Being a lawyer is useful but you need business skills to manage a non-profit across all areas and implement good strategies.


Target School: Duke Fuqua

Status: Open

Considering: Columbia, Harvard


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 42%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi Ms. Tech Lawyer,
    Impressive background! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. I like that you have had an outstanding career trajectory – from leading major client work to setting up your former employer’s non-profit strategy. I also like your community leadership on the Trustee Board of a youth charity and volunteering / mentoring. I think your GPA is very robust, and your GMAT score is in line with the average at Fuqua. As you put together your apps, be sure to explain why you wish to focus more on non-profit management. What drives you to be passionate in this area? Also, you mentioned you need business skills – what specifically do you wish to learn at Fuqua? Are there specific programs or classes at Fuqua …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 55%

    Ms. Tech Lawyer – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus. I spent 10 years evaluating applications at Duke Fuqua and think you would be a great fit!

    I think Fuqua will be able to overlook your softer GMAT and focus on your performance and growth. They will certainly appreciate your commitment to non-profits and expect that you will continue to engage in the Fuqua community – perhaps through Fuqua on Board or a Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum.

    You will need to address why you need an MBA when you already have an Ms in Business and Management. Perhaps there is more you have learned in observing the ‘bad side’ of non-profit management that has helped you to identify some knowledge and skills …

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