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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Healthcare
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
GMAT: 750 GPA: 3.6 Years of Work Experience: 3
Location: USA
Notes: I am a primary care physician but am looking to transition to the business side of the healthcare industry where I feel its possible to make a bigger impact on healthcare delivery. I want to accelerate my career by transitioning to consulting with MBB or a firm with a strong healthcare practice (e.g. Deloitte) before moving back to hospital operations. If I don't get interviews for R1 at these targets I will apply to Booth/Darden/Ross R2.
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Big 4 (audit)/IB (lower MM firm)/Corp Dev @ "gold" HCIT firm
Post-MBA Career: Technology, Other
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.4 Years of Work Experience: 5
Location: US Post-MBA Location: Midwest
Notes: White male, first in family to go to college. When to Ohio State full ride. Strong EC's : leadership on two very active boards, in past mentored teens creating startups to improve local neighborhoods. Currently at "gold" healthcare IT firm with strong placement at all of M7. Independence has allowed impact (i.e. standing up new business units, negotiating $3M in savings on $9M contract, etc). I know I'm at low end of curve for HBS/GSB... others I feel like in the right range. Should have great rec's as well. Submitting all R1.
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Intake Year: 2020
Pre-MBA Career: Engineering (Aviation)
Post-MBA Career: Consulting Companies: Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company
GMAT: 730 GPA: 3.84 Years of Work Experience: 3
Location: Washington D.C. Post-MBA Location: None
Notes: Pre-MBA experience includes engineering in various industries such as Government, Utilities, Oil and Gas, and Defense. Want to use my unique and diverse experiences as an engineer to learn management and strategy principles in order to transition into management consulting. I want to continue to help organizations solve their most difficult problems; but transition from technical engineering problems in organizational and strategic management problems.
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Financial Services
Post-MBA Career: Other
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.55 Years of Work Experience: 4.5
Notes: Looking to pivot into equity research, have CFA, CAIA already.
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: US Army
Post-MBA Career: Consulting Companies: Accenture, AT Kearney, Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company
GMAT: 660 GPA: 2.88 Years of Work Experience: 5
Location: Texas Post-MBA Location: Philadelphia
Notes: West Point Grad, Armor Officer, 2 combat deployments to Afghanistan
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: operations
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
GRE: 330 GPA: 3.8 Years of Work Experience: 5
Location: Texas
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Management Consulting
Post-MBA Career: Consulting Companies: Other
GMAT: 720 GPA: 4 Years of Work Experience: 7
Location: San Francisco Post-MBA Location: NYC/London
Notes: Masters in science from a UK university that's top-40 globally (think lesser Ivy). Good career progression to a senior position. Clients mainly top-10 pharma. Substantial international exposure, lived in 6 countries, speak three languages. Extracurriculars are sport and social impact. Moderate leadership experience through work and extracurriculars.
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Engineering
Post-MBA Career: Other
GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.55 Years of Work Experience: 4.5
Location: Miami
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: General Management at Korea's major conglomerate subsidiary trading company(think LG, Samsung, Hyundai, SK, Daewoo)
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Other
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.74 Years of Work Experience: 5
Location: Seoul
Notes: UG at US top 25 Univ. Passed USCPA Test last year Double majored in Econ/East Asian Studies, fluent Chinese speaking skills(HSK level5) Work experience expected to be 5 years at the time of enrollment
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Energy (O&G+Solar)
Post-MBA Career: Consulting Companies: Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company
GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.1 Years of Work Experience: 4
Location: India Post-MBA Location: USA
Notes: Worked in the middle east with a blue-chip oil and gas company. Transitioned to management in India with a Solar energy firm. Looking to open boutique energy consultancy few years post MBA.
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Sales Ops in Tech
Post-MBA Career: Technology Companies: Amazon, Facebook, Google, Other
GMAT: 730 GPA: 3.23 Years of Work Experience: 4
Location: San Francisco
Notes: Aim is to go into product management post-MBA and ultimately into management in tech.
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Consulting/Banking
Post-MBA Career: Other
GRE: 323 GPA: 3.6 Years of Work Experience: 4
Location: New York Post-MBA Location: TBD
Notes: Looking to ultimately take entrepreneurship route; have already established funding for startup hospitality venture, goal is to use MBA to learn how to build business from bottom up.
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Applying: Duke / Fuqua
Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: 3rd year Medical Student, would take off for 2 years between years 3 and 4
Post-MBA Career: Other
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.27
Location: New Jersey
Notes: Worked with the NIH in a program that brought together engineers and medical students to problem solve in the healthcare industry. It got me interested in entrepreneurship, The business of healthcare and healthcare tech and so I created an organization at my medical school to bring didactic training/foster education in healthcare economics and innovation for medical students and residents. Would really love to go to Duke/Wharton, but my biggest concern is lack of work experience because i went to medical school right out of undergrad. Would love any feedback.
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Consulting -> Tech strategy
Post-MBA Career: Technology
GMAT: 790 GPA: 3.9 Years of Work Experience: 4
Location: West Coast Post-MBA Location: West Coast or NYC
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Equity Research
Post-MBA Career: Technology
GMAT: 700 GPA: 3.38 Years of Work Experience: 5
Location: Boston
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: PE proprietary investment in a large Euro bank
Post-MBA Career: Other
GMAT: 770 GPA: 3.9 Years of Work Experience: 3.5
Location: Paris Post-MBA Location: NYC
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Project Management
Post-MBA Career: Consulting Companies: AT Kearney, Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.4 Years of Work Experience: 4
Location: US Post-MBA Location: US
Notes: Asian female looking to switch into managing consulting, currently at a major investment management firm
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Executive Search
Post-MBA Career: Consulting Companies: Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company
GMAT: 700 GPA: 3.3 Years of Work Experience: 3
Location: Boston Post-MBA Location: New York
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Management Consulting
Post-MBA Career: Other
GMAT: 670 GPA: 3.6 Years of Work Experience: 5
Notes: 5 years pre-mba experience in boutique management consulting role (clients across industries in higher education, technology & financial services); volunteer experience with Big Brother & Big Sisters; post-mba plans to pivot to an industry role within a CPG company
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Intake Year: 2018
Pre-MBA Career: Commercial Real Estate
Post-MBA Career: Other
GRE: 321 GPA: 3.54 Years of Work Experience: 3.5
Location: Washington, DC Post-MBA Location: USA
Notes: 3.5 years working on the debt side at top CRE lender in the United States, plans to move to equity side post MBA.
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