Shari Hubert knows MBA admissions from both sides, having successfully navigated the process as a candidate herself, securing a spot in the Harvard Business School (HBS) Class of 2000.
Leading MBA admissions at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business since 2013, she’s now on the other side, getting to know current applicants and trying to determine which of them bring the characteristics and experience that best fit with the values of the school.
In keeping with our Real Humans of MBA Admissions series, Hubert shares below some of what makes her who she is. If you are applying to McDonough or even just considering it, you should not miss this insight into the gatekeeper of admissions there.
Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Shari Hubert of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business
Coffee or tea? Coffee, most definitely.
Beach or mountains? Beach—I love to lay out.
Morning person or night owl? Morning—I work out in the morning.
Pet peeve? Intolerance
Guilty pleasure? Netflix
Favorite virtue in others? Compassion
Worst habit? Procrastination
Happy place? Spinning studio
Comfort food? Brussels sprouts
Go-to cocktail? Pineapple Vodka martini, straight up
Proudest moment? An article that was written about me when I graduated from Harvard Business School. I talk a lot about how my mother was a huge influence because she had to sacrifice to put me through college.
Biggest regret? Following the herd out of business school
One thing you would change about how you were raised? I don’t think I would change anything.
Superpower you wish you had? Healing
Favorite fictional hero/heroine? Daenerys Targaryen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea from Game of Thrones
But that’s not all! Hubert also was game to answer a few questions in front of the camera. Don’t miss learning a little bit more about her as it relates to the admissions process in the following clip:
*Hubert, pictured above, far right, with her team during a recent retreat