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By the Amerasia Consulting Group,Boutique MBA Admissions ConsultingClient Case Study:Financial Analyst Reapplies toCBS as ...
Our Client Case Studies detail how Amerasia consultantshave helped clients address unique challengesassociated with their ...
Situation:Re-applicant to Columbia Business SchoolAndrew was a re-applicant, having applied to Columbia BusinessSchool the...
Challenge:Career switcher from the traditional to the non-traditionalAndrew’s challenge would be to explain how his curren...
The zig-zag nature of his work experience would also call intoquestion his ability to discern a specific career path.Would...
Addressing the Challenge:Understanding Columbias direction and aligning newcareer trajectoryAndrew worked with his consult...
In truly evaluating his fit with the Columbia MBA program, Andrew and hisconsultant evaluated his current work and extracu...
ResultsFrom day one, Andrew had his heart set on the ColumbiaBusiness School. Both years he elected to only apply forthe C...
For an overview of Amerasia MBA Admissions Consulting services, please visithttp://www.amerasiaconsulting.com/mba_admissio...
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  1. 1. http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com/Client Case Study:Financial Analyst Reapplies toCBS as an Entrepreneur
  2. 2. By the Amerasia Consulting Group,Boutique MBA Admissions ConsultingClient Case Study:Financial Analyst Reapplies toCBS as an EntrepreneurMBA Admissions Consultant | http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com
  3. 3. Our Client Case Studies detail how Amerasia consultantshave helped clients address unique challengesassociated with their application.Client : Andrew M.Education : Top 25 Public University,Accounting/Finance Degree, 3.5 GPAExperience : Big 4 Accounting Firm (3 years),Social Media Entrepreneur (10 months)GMAT : 700 - 720MBA Admissions Consultant | http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com
  4. 4. Situation:Re-applicant to Columbia Business SchoolAndrew was a re-applicant, having applied to Columbia BusinessSchool the year before. He knew that he would be under the gunto answer “what had he improved since late applying toColumbia.”However, since last applying, his professional situation had takena turn for the "worse." Andrew had been laid off from his NewYork City based financial services job. Further complicating hissituation, Andrew did accept a new role – an unpaid position thatwas outside of his finance industry.MBA Admissions Consultant | http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com
  5. 5. Challenge:Career switcher from the traditional to the non-traditionalAndrew’s challenge would be to explain how his current“volunteer” career path (working for a social networking start-up)built towards the finance-oriented goals he stated in his priorapplication to Columbia Business School.He also needed to be make sure that he was not signaling to theColumbia admissions committee that he was a "career switcher"looking for an “escape hatch” from his current foray into the start-up world.MBA Admissions Consultant | http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com
  6. 6. The zig-zag nature of his work experience would also call intoquestion his ability to discern a specific career path.Would it seem reasonable to the Columbia admissionscommittee that Andrew could not find a finance-related job in thenine months since leaving the financial services industry?MBA Admissions Consultant | http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com
  7. 7. Addressing the Challenge:Understanding Columbias direction and aligning newcareer trajectoryAndrew worked with his consultant to assess the pieces of hiscandidacy and logically connect the dots for both Andrew andany potential evaluator of his candidacy.First, Andrew and his consultant examined what the Columbiaadmissions committee was seeking in their candidates.Conducting his due diligence Andrew discovered that Columbiawas seeking to further its entrepreneurial strengths whilestrengthening its cohesive business school community.MBA Admissions Consultant | http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com
  8. 8. In truly evaluating his fit with the Columbia MBA program, Andrew and hisconsultant evaluated his current work and extracurricular experiences.Andrew truly had a passion for his new found role as an entrepreneur and in thesocial networking space. Drawing parallels between his new career path andwhat a Columbia MBA could offer, Andrew felt confident in moving forward withnew career goals as a “technology entrepreneur.”Working with his consultant, Andrew articulated his new positioning andsupported his transition by demonstrating how his finance skills were able to adda “professional” element to a rapidly growing organization.MBA Admissions Consultant | http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com
  9. 9. ResultsFrom day one, Andrew had his heart set on the ColumbiaBusiness School. Both years he elected to only apply forthe Columbia MBA. But only in his 2nd year of applyingdid Andrew work with an Amerasia MBA admissionsconsultant.He was accepted Early Decision and is now bringing hisfinance, technology, passion, and social networking skillsto Columbia.MBA Admissions Consultant | http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com
  10. 10. For an overview of Amerasia MBA Admissions Consulting services, please visithttp://www.amerasiaconsulting.com/mba_admissions_consulting_services/If you are interested in the MBA Admissions Consulting services offered byAmerasia, please email mba@amerasiaconsulting.com to inquire about setting upa free consultation.http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com/
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