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Ms. Top Firm Consulting

About Me:

After 1 year in sales & trading at a bulge bracket bank, I went to HEC Paris to do a Masters in Strategic Management (graduated with honors). For 1.5 years I have been working at MBB in consulting. There I have assisted clients ranging from consumer goods to PE and was voted by associates to lead the class as class captain.


Undergrad School: McGill University

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 3.7

GMAT: 710

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Masters in Science

School Name: HEC Paris (graduated with honors 3.9 GPA)

Extracurriculars: Organizational Committee of LGBTQ* org. at my firm: activities include organizing events to raise awareness for LGBTQ issues in and beyond the workplace (*I do not identify as LGBTQ, but am taking part as a straight ally), Member of women's association at my firm: activities include organizing lunches with guest speakers and running our social media outreach

Work History:

Title: Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Senior Associate

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Designed a logistics blueprint for a new sustainability strategy of a top grocery retailer which is now in rollout. Identified and implemented $40M in savings for a governmental org.

Post MBA Goal:

Short term: bring a fresh perspective and new approach to problem-solving back to the firm I work for. Be able to differentiate myself at work through MBA experience. Long term: build my own company from scratch by mixing MBA + MBB earned expertise.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Columbia


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 12%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Ms. Top Firm Consulting,
    This is Debbie Choy, GSB alum and Senior Consultant at mbaMission. I like your unique background going from Sales & Trading to now working at MBB, where it sounds like you’re also working on some interesting projects. Your GPA at McGill is solid, but the GMAT score, which is a shade below the average at GSB may be a concern. That said, your outstanding performance at HEC should offset any potential academic concerns. Be sure to be specific in your career goals though. What industry might you want to make an impact in? How will you make your mark? The Admissions Committee (AdCom) will be looking to better understand these from your essays, especially since you already have a similar graduate …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Ms. Top Firm Consulting, This is Donna Bauman from Stratus Admissions commenting on your profile. I am impressed with your international background and your accomplishments in consulting. I also think your work as an LGBTQ ally will be well received by MBA programs. When I think about GSB, however, I think about people who have big dreams and want to change the world. You may indeed have this—but I don’t really see that big burning problem that you want to solve—it would help if you could be more specific about what you want to do in building your own company. I do think you can present favorably in MBA admissions but GSB is the toughest nut to crack—and if you can show how you …

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