Ms. Want To Make An Impact
Senior consultant at a leading consulting firm in my country. List of my clients include large intergovernmental organizations (e.g., UN, USAID) and their funded NGOS, for which I have carried out capacity assessments and sustainable business plans. I have also worked with for-profit companies landing a 3M USD loan for a client.
Undergrad School: Tbilisi State University, Georgia (country)
Undergrad Major: Finance and Banking
Age: 25, Ethnicity: White
Extracurriculars: Founded NGO 3 years ago, together with my sister and the university professor. Through this NGO, we have trained more than 50 students in rural areas as well as internally displaced people from my home-town. The trainings were mostly on leadership and social entrepreneurship. Together with the Peace Corps volunteers, led sessions on leadership and responsible citizenship for the group of 10 high-school female students at "Girls Leading Our World" camp.
Title: Senior Consultant
Company: Boutique Firm
Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 6 mos
Title: Cost-Benefit Analysis Intern
Industry: Nonprofit / B-Corp
Company: Major NGO/NPO
Length of Employment: 6 mos
Big Life Wins:
Promoted three times, from analyst to a senior consultant; Led large economic studies across the country based on which the Government is investing several million dollars to support identified sectors; Initiated and managed the first national business case competition as a pro-bono project at work which became an annual project.
Post MBA Goal:
Short-term goal – Social Impact Consulting or Strategy Management at a non-profit.
Long-term goal – Manage a leading non-profit in my country as many of them lack strategic managers (based on my vast experience working with them as a consultant).
Additional Candidate Commentary: I would like to hear your opinion regarding my post-MBA goals as it is less traditional (social impact) and how admissions committees react to such goals. Also, I am an international student from a small post-soviet country. I wonder if “too many” international students come to MBA with social aspirations and whether this puts me at a disadvantage.