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Candidate:

Ms. Venture Investments & Start-Ups In China

About Me:

I was born and raised in Shanghai and consider myself extremely lucky to have grown up in an ever-changing social and economic environment. With over 15 yrs of working experience in sales and marketing, I’ve found that I shine in a fast-paced working environment with a team that works in harmony while keeping that subtle tension of competition to be the best.

Details:

Undergrad School: Shanghai Maritime University

Undergrad Major: Japanese

GPA: N/A

GMAT: 640

Age: 39,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Founded "TheBrewGirl": A safe space for women to learn and share their experiences about craft beer, Founded "Flight!": The mission of the club is to associate craft beer drinking with a healthy lifestyle, meanwhile, make yoga practice less "intimidating."

Work History:

Title: MD

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: MD

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

– Founded “TheBrewGirl” in 2015 to create a safe space for women to learn and share their experiences about craft beer. To this day I still run monthly themed tasting events in my hometown of Shanghai, write articles about craft beer scenes in China, and engage in beer events around China.

– Founded “Flight!” in 2018 since I received my yoga instructor certificate. The mission of the club is to associate craft beer drinking with a healthy lifestyle, meanwhile, make yoga practice less “intimidating.” Since our first “beer & yoga” session at a friend’s brewpub in October 2018, the club now has hosted over 30 courses in various locations and gathered over 400 like-minded members. All our proceeds are donated to a local animal shelter.

Post MBA Goal:

I want to work in venture investment, discover and help startups in China to grow into the next BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent).

Schools:

Target School: Duke Fuqua

Status: Open

Considering: Berkeley Haas, Stanford GSB

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Ms. Venture Investments & Start-Ups In China, this is Kate Richardson with mbaMission. My first reaction after reading your profile is that you seem like someone who I would love to hang out with! You’ve demonstrated a clear passion for bringing people together and shown initiative in starting events and clubs. Strong and interesting extracurriculars! On the flipside, your work experience level and GMAT give me pause for a full-time MBA program. Your GMAT is outside Fuqua’s middle 80% range (660-740) and your experience level is above their average (5.6 years). Alone, these factors are not dealbreakers, but together, I think you’ve got a tougher challenge. You can’t change your age (!) but you can work to increase your GMAT and make sure you …

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  • 10% | 6 months ago

    Hi Ms. Venture Investments & Start-Ups In China! Thanks for posting. I'm Krista from mbaMission. And I love craft beer! And Shanghai!! At 39 and with 15 years of work experience, you will be much older than the average MBA candidate and have roughly 3x as much work experience. While this does not mean you will not be successful in applying to b-school, it does mean that you might find it to be a more difficult process. Add in the 640 and, well, this continues to get more difficult. I encourage you to look at EMBA programs. Stanford actually allows you to be considered for the two-year regular MBA and their MSx program, which is their one year program for more senior execs like you. Also ...
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