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mbaMission Consultant Spotlight: Monica Okrah

At mbaMission, our consultants are more than just graduates of the world’s top MBA programs—we are also expert communicators who possess an unparalleled knowledge of the admissions process. Each week, we highlight one member of our team who has committed his/her professional life to helping you get into business school.

Monica Okrah - smallerWhile at Harvard Business School (HBS), Monica Okrah was a board member of Harbus News Corporation and a member of the team that wrote the first edition of 65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays, a collection of essays and critiques that provides an inside view into the broad range of writing styles and creative content in successful HBS application essays. Before joining mbaMission in 2006, Monica was a member of a start-up team at Red Ventures, an Internet marketing firm that launched an e-commerce business as the direct-to-consumer marketing partner of Sirius Satellite Radio. Prior to business school, Monica was an associate at Rice Financial Products Company, an innovative derivatives boutique in New York City and an investment banking analyst at JPMorgan Securities, where she assisted nonprofit hospitals with their capital market needs. Monica volunteers with the HBS Alumni Club of Charlotte, North Carolina, and serves as the chief communications officer.

Quick Facts:

Received MBA from: Harvard Business School
Undergraduate field of study: Finance with a minor in psychology
Fields worked in before mbaMission: Investment banking and online marketing
Working style: Warm and fuzzy with candor sprinkled in

What past clients are saying:

“I cannot give any higher praise to mbaMission and my consultant Monica Okrah. Without Monica’s help, I truly do not think I would have been accepted to any of the schools I applied to. With her help, I’ve been admitted to every one I applied to: Harvard, Stanford and Wharton—this is absolutely no coincidence.”

“I would highly recommend mbaMission, and in particular, Monica Okrah. Monica was able to make over my extremely rough essays into clear, concise stories that focused on my strengths and what was accomplished. She not only helped with direct questions but went above and beyond on creating my application package and ‘branding myself.’ I firmly believe I would not have gotten into Wharton without her.”

“Without Monica Okrah, I would not be attending B-school this year (let alone a top 10 school), period. Monica pushed me and helped me make it even better, and the same can be said for every step of the application process. I wholeheartedly recommend Monica Okrah—words honestly cannot describe how pleased I am and how thankful I am that I used her services.”

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