MBA Handicapping: How to Optimize a “Woman in Technology” Story for Schools B


Product manager for a leading video security software company, Fabliha set his sights on a one-year accelerated MBA program. The 28-year-old professional is applying to Tech MBA programs at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Cornell Tech and New York University. And she’s planning something like a “Hail Mary” pass to Harvard Business School.

A thought leader in cloud software and the youngest person to be promoted to Product Marketing Director in company history, she is also recruiting “Women in Technology” for her private company of over 1,000. employees in Montreal. Fabliha holds an undergraduate degree in Marketing from Concordia University in Canada. It brings a GRE score with equal deviations of 161 on verbal and quant, as well as a GPA of 3.7 to its applications.

His immediate goal after the MBA: to transition to the United States and become a product manager for a cloud-based B2B software company. Longer term, Fabliha would like to become VP of Product, leading with empathy and offering a different perspective to the tech-bro culture. “I want to be the mentor that just didn’t exist when I was young,” she says.

In this episode of Friday’s With Sandy, HBSGuru.com Founder Sandy Kreisberg assesses her chances of succeeding in gaining admissions to her target schools and gives her advice on how to do her best to tip the scales. his favor.

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H / S / W ADMISSION TIPS FOR FINANCIAL GUARTS

2 + 2 SUPER CANDIDATE – CAN HE GET A LOW GRE

H / S / W ADVICE OF THIS DESAI AT EXXONMOBIL

SANDY’S HARD LOVE FOR A SUPER STAR WITH A 650 GMAT

HOW TECHNICIANS AND ENGINEERS BEAT THEIR PEERS IN THE BEST MBA PROGRAMS

HOW DO ACCENTURE CONSULTANTS GET INTO WHARTON?

APPLY FOR THE HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL’S 2 + 2 FROM ABROAD

HBS WITH A 3.4 & A 770? WHARTON?

5 YEARS OF FINANCING + 4 YEARS OF MARINES = HBS?

APPLY AFTER 30: DO’S AND DON’TS

MOCK HARVARD 2 + 2 MBA INTERVIEW: SANDY GRILLS THIS TYPE (FOR ITS OWN GOOD)

HBS WITH A GPA 3.2 ??? IT COULD HAPPEN.

CAN THIS INDIAN MALE WITH A 3.4 / 710 LEAPFROG COHORT HIS?

CAN THIS PGA ANALYST DETERMINE AT HBS?

HOW TO GO FROM PURE TECH TO STRATEGY CONSULTING

THREE ODDBALL JOBS MUST EXPLAIN, INCLUDING DOG DNA

WITH INTERNSHIP AT TESLA, TWITTER, SPACEX & THE CIA, DOES HE HAVE A SHOT AT HBS?

WHICH LATIN AMERICAN PASSPORT HELPS THE MOST AT HBS?

EXCELLENT STATISTICS, DEGREE OF PUBLIC IVY AND USE OF FANG. WHY HE’S GOING TO BE DINGED ANYWAY

2 + 2 WITH LOW STATS: SANDY SAYS IT COULD HAPPEN

SUMMA, 780: HBS LIKES IT, WHARTON LIKES IT, DOES STANFORD WANT MORE?

ARE ALL ITT IN INDIA CREATED ALSO? MAY NOT FOR ELITE MBA ADMISSIONS

BIG 4 – LAUNCH STAMP FOR H / S / W?

HOW THIS POWERFUL CANDIDATE SCREWED HIS FIRST HBS APPLICATION

4.0 / 760, CALTECH: MINE FIELDS FOR 2 + 2

YES AT HBS WITH A 3.0 AND A 680 – THE “TWIN” OF THIS TYPE DID IT

2 + 2 POSITIONING FOR TYPES OF FINANCING

40% QUANTUM BUT HIGH CHANCES FOR HBS 2 + 2. I FOUND WHY

SALES GUY, 31. HARVARD SCHOOL OF COMMERCE? HERE’S HOW

THE BASICS FOR OBTAINING AN MD-MBA

CAN THIS GROUP LEADER JAZZ ITS 3.3 GPA IN HBS 2 + 2? WORKING AT MCKINSEY HELP

HARVARD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS WITH A 670? HERE’S HOW

TOO YOUNG FOR HBS, EVEN WITH A 750 GMAT?

MEXICO, MASTERCARD, MAESTRO: 3 HOOKS FOR AN M7 ADMIT?

AVERAGE GMAT & GPA? CHECK. SO WHAT DO YOU NEED TO GET INTO BOOTH & KELLOGG?

OVERCOME TWO STRIKES: A LOW GPA AND A LOW GMAT

720 VS. 740 GMAT: THE LIGHT DIFFERENCE CAN BE HUGE

HOW TO MAXIMIZE A 320 GRE AND A 3.4 GPA

HOW ASIAN IB / PE CANDIDATES SHOULD PRESENT THEIR STORY TO H / S / W

CAN THIS WHITE SOUTH AFRICA CRACK STANFORD & HARVARD?

APPLY TO H / S / MIT FROM LATIN AMERICA WITH A 770

WHERE SHOULD THIS BMW ROCK ‘N’ ROLLER GO TO SCHOOL B?

CIAO !!! EURO ADMISSIONS FOR THE 4 MAJOR TYPES

DO NOT TARGET YOURSELF WITHIN THE FIRST TWO MINUTES OF AN ADCOM INTERVIEW

CAN THIS MULTI-RACIAL CARD MANUFACTURER FIND THE WAY TO AN ELITE MBA?

THE EXEC UNEMPLOYED POT GOES FOR THE TOP MBA. WE SAY MAYBE. DO WE SMOKE SOMETHING?

ONE 770 GMAT & TWO UNNAMED EMPLOYERS EQUAL TO WHAT?

CAN THIS INDIAN MALE ENTER HARVARD IF HE HAS NOT DONE HIS FIRST CYCLE AT IIT?

WILL THE FAST FOOD EXPERIENCE OF THIS TYPE MAKE IT BLACK AT HBS DESPITE A 770 GMAT & 4.0 GPA?

CAN THIS FIRST GENERATION BLACK ENGINEER ENTER HARVARD OR STANFORD?

ENTER WHARTON AND HARVARD WITH A 720 GMAT AND A 3.6 GPA

WHAT ENGINEERS NEED TO DO TO BUSINESS

WHAT MAKES AN INDIAN CANDIDATE STAND OUT AT M7?

CAN SHE TURN MONEY INTO GOLD FOR WHARTON & COLUMBIA?

CAN THIS 32 YEAR OLD PRO RUGBY PLAYER GET IN H / S / W?

AN HBS MOCK INTERVIEW WITH A UNICORN TECHNICIAN

HARVARD / STANFORD / WHARTON FOR THIS MONEY, NOT OR SUMMARY?

ARE STANFORD AND HAAS A MARRIAGE FOR THIS 33 YEAR OLD CANDIDATE?

HOW ARE HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL AND STANFORD GSB TARGETING TYPES OF HR?

IS THIS ENGINEER SUITABLE FOR BERKELEY HAAS & MIT SLOAN?

IS 2 + 2 HBS POSSIBLE WITH A 680 GMAT

HOW A WHITE MAN WITH LOWER STATISTICS ENTERS COLUMBIA AND WHARTON

CAN YOU GET STARTED WITH STANFORD IN YOUR FOURTH JOB?

WILL STANFORD & HARVARD BUY THIS STORY?

FULLBRIGHT, FAMILY POULTRY BIZ, PAKISTAN + HBS?

HOW TO EXPLAIN SIX JOBS IN FIVE YEARS AT A BUSINESS SCHOOL

SHOULD SHE RUSH TO APPLY NOW OR WAIT FOR THE NEXT CYCLE?

HOW TO ENTER HBS WITH A 3.2 GPA

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE HARVARD 2 + 2 DEFERRED ADMISSION PROGRAM

ENTERING KELLOGG & MCCOMBS FROM PLUTO (NOT THE PLANET)

HOW DOES THIS MCKINSEY ANALYST NOT ENTER HBS & STANFORD?

A HIGHLY RANKED MBA FOR THIS CONCERT PIANIST?

SWIMMER, TECHNICAL FOUNDER, BANKER, TRIAL ACTOR FOR H / S / W

BAINIE, BYU ATHLETE = H / S / W?

INTERVIEW TIPS FOR MILITARY CANDIDATES – AND OTHERS

A 770 GMAT & A 4.O FROM THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS – WHAT ELSE YOU NEED FOR HARVARD’S 2 + 2

FAANG CANDIDATES AT STANFORD & HBS OFTEN SUCCEED. THIS TYPE SHOWS WHY

GROUPON AT HBS? THIS GUY COULD DO IT

WHAT IT TAKES FOR A NON-IIT FROM INDIA TO ENTER HBS 2 + 2

OLDER WHITE MALE WITH A LUCK AT HBS?

MBA MOCK INTERVIEW: MORGAN STANLEY STAFF GETS EXERCISE

GRE FOR 2 + 2 SUPERSTARS: HOW LOW IT CAN GO?

SAY “YES” TO MONEY OR “WAIT” TO GOLD?

WHEN WHITE MEN SHOULD RETURN TO GMAT

3.4 GPA, 700 GMAT & HISPANIQUE: CAN IT FIT IN HARVARD, MIT, KELLOGG?

CAN THIS LIFE SCIENCE CONSULTANT ENTER COLUMBIA & KELLOGG?

DO WOMEN’S INDIAN TECHNIQUES HAVE AN EASIER TIME WITH ADCOM HBS?

CAN THIS INDIAN IT MALE ENTER HBS WITH A 3.4 GPA BUT A 750 GMAT?

O RETAIL BUYERS AND BRAND SPECIALISTS GET MBAs

CAN THIS EX-AIR FORCE OFFICER BECOME A SOFTWARE ENGINEER HAVE THE MBA CODE CRACKED?

CAN THESE TARGET STAFF ENTER HARVARD OR STANFORD?

HOW PETRO ENGINEERS CAN ENTER A TOP MBA PROGRAM

LONG DISTANCE CALL: HOW DOES AN AUSSIE TELECOM GUY ENTER STANFORD?

IS THIS 30 YEAR ENERGY GOING FOR HBS?

ENTER IF YOUR STATISTICS ARE LOWER THAN MEDIAN

WHAT GMAT NEEDS THIS LATINA GOVERNMENT ANALYST?

REAL GOOD LUCK FOR THIS INDIAN DO-GOODER. HERE’S WHY

MILITARY-BANQUIER-HARVARD SCHOOL OF COMMERCE?

HOW TO AVOID LAND MINES IN YOUR 2 + 2 INTERVIEW

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