Accepted warmly welcomes consultant Kelly Wilson to our A-Team! Kelley has worked with b-school applicants for 23 years, having led business school recruitment and admissions for the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. In her role as executive director and assistant dean of admissions at CMU Tepper, she oversaw admissions committees for the MBA and master’s programs in Management of Information Systems, Computational Finance, Business Analytics, and Product Management. Kelly has traveled to 43 countries in the course of her work and estimates that she has reviewed more than 38,000 applications. Wow!
“Earning an MBA is a game changer with respect to the trajectory of your career,” Kelly says. “You want to embark upon this journey with an understanding of the resources available to you to support your success. I have worked closely with organizations including Forté, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management, Admit.me, Access, Reaching Out, and Military MBA, which can support your goals. As a first-generation college student, I find intrinsic value in helping prospective students discover possibilities for their future.”
Kelly worked in the corporate world before shifting to higher education. “Many people played a key role in my path along the way, and I look forward to playing that role for you. Using the insights I have gained in the corporate and admissions world, I will help you craft an application that will get the attention of the admissions teams where you apply. Nothing gives me more pleasure than contributing to the success of prospective students.”
One of Kelly’s favorite activities when traveling to other countries is sampling local cuisine and stopping at local grocery stores to get a sense of what everyday life would be like there. “Of course, I always look for the local interpretation of my favorite ice cream flavor – chocolate with chocolate and more chocolate!”
By Linda Abraham, founder of Accepted. Linda earned her bachelors and MBA at UCLA, and has been advising applicants since 1994 when she founded Accepted. Linda is the co-founder and first president of AIGAC. She has written or co-authored 13 e-books on the admissions process, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News, Poets & Quants, Bloomberg Businessweek, CBS News, and others. Linda is the host of Admissions Straight Talk, a podcast for graduate school applicants. Want an admissions expert to help you get accepted? Click here to get in touch!