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.
Before joining mbaMission, Lynn Moloney spent most of her career in the New York media industry. During her years as managing editor of the business magazines Fast Company and Inc., she spent many hours mentoring staff—career development is something she has always enjoyed. Lynn started her magazine career in the editorial department of Vanity Fair and then edited the Gourmet section of Epicurious.com. Eager to embrace all that the media world has to offer, she took on side projects to complement her full-time positions at Condé Nast, including penning a column for the New York Post about the Internet and serving as co-publisher/co-editor of the start-up magazine Tart. After graduating from Harvard Business School, Lynn spent a few years working in brand management. She was corporate marketing director of Mail.com as it went from start-up to publicly traded company, then worked as a marketing consultant for other Internet start-ups. Realizing how much she missed the editorial process, she returned to publishing. Lynn graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College with a BA in international relations and Asian studies, and at Harvard Business School, she was elected co-president of the Entertainment and Media Club and served as a board member of the Harbus News Corporation. Lynn resides in New York City.
Received MBA from: Harvard Business School
Undergraduate field of study: I majored in international relations (Government & Legal Studies Dept) and minored in Asian studies, concentrating in religion. I spent my junior year abroad, with one semester in Kenya, East Africa, and another in Vienna, Austria.
Fields worked in before mbaMission: Magazine publishing (editorial), with additional experience in Internet publishing and brand marketing.
Working style: I consider myself your partner, coach and sounding board. Perhaps a bit of a therapist at times, since I hold up the mirror and prod you to look deeper. My analytical mind helps me look for inconsistencies and weaknesses in your application but also to find threads that when unearthed can really strengthen your story. I expect clients to be self-led in terms of keeping to the process, which gives a taste of what they will face in business school, and let them know when they are falling short of expectations!
What Past Clients are Saying:
“I can’t thank mbaMission and Lynn Moloney enough. From the very first email for the initial consultation to the mock interview preparation, everything was above and beyond what I expected.”
“Lynn was everything that mbaMission promised—knowledgeable, responsive, honest, etc.—but more importantly, Lynn became a trusted advisor and a friend through the admissions process, and I can honestly say that I could not have made it through without her help.”
“I worked with Lynn, and she was amazing from start to finish. I initially spoke to many other consultants and could tell from the start that she was by far the best. I’m so lucky to have found her and thrilled with my final result. She gave terrific advice and always made time for me. I will highly recommend her.”