Kim Carter is an MBA graduate of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She served as a member of the Ross Admissions Student Committee, interviewing applicants for the full-time MBA program.
Kim’s professional experience includes Viacom Media Networks focused on marketing strategies to reach Hispanic Millennials, and Deloitte Consulting in the human capital practice concentrating in healthcare. Her most extensive experience was in sales and project management with Google based in the US, Singapore, India and Poland. Kim earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
“What is your most treasured memory from having been an MBA student yourself?”
I know it’s cliche, but my most treasured memory from business school is really the exposure to such a diverse and dynamic group of people. Before I started my MBA, my network was mostly comprised of people from one industry and region. Now, I am fortunate to have a great network from all industries, regions, and experiences who I can turn to for personal and professional advice.
“What motivated you to become an admissions consultant?”
I loved my experience as an MBA student and didn’t want it to end! I see admissions consulting as a way to give back and help prospective students to 1) find the perfect school for them, and 2) to maximize their chances of getting accepted.
“Which 3 adjectives best describe your approach to admissions consulting?”
Motivational, supportive, reliable.
“What is the most critical component of a successful admissions campaign?”
It’s hard to pinpoint one specific component because they are all so critical, but I would emphasize the importance of the initial strategy-setting because it’s really the foundation to a successful admissions campaign. Taking the time in the beginning to craft one’s story and identify the right balance of schools to apply to sets the stage for everything to follow.
“What do you do for fun outside of work?”
I enjoy exploring my new city (NYC), running, and catching up with old and new friends. I also love to travel–I’ve lived in five continents in the past five years, and taken advantage of these opportunities to explore lots of the world.
“What is your best advice for prospective MBA applicants?”
Make a list before you set foot on campus to remind yourself of why you’re going to business school and what you want to achieve both during and after your time in school. Business school life moves so quickly sometimes that it can help to have this reminder to keep anchored to your goals and dreams.
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