mbaMission Consultant Spotlight: Lynn Moloney

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.

Lynn MoloneyBefore 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 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 (HBS), Lynn spent a few years working in brand management. She was corporate marketing director of as it went from start-up to publicly traded company, and then she 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.

Quick Facts:

Received MBA from: Harvard Business School
Undergraduate field of study: International relations (Government and Legal Studies department), with a minor in Asian studies and a concentration in religion
Fields worked in before mbaMission: Magazine publishing (editorial), with additional experience in Internet publishing and brand marketing
Working style: Partner, coach, and sounding board
Five things Lynn wants her clients to know about her:

  1. My favorite essay to work on is Stanford’s “What matters most to you, and why?” because I love digging into the essence of what makes a client special.  
  2. When I applied to HBS, I was working as a magazine editor and truly loved the process of writing and reflecting on my essays. When I arrived on campus, I was surprised to hear that most of my classmates did not share this feeling!
  3. I am coming up on my ten-year anniversary at mbaMission. Finding the connection and trust in my client relationships is my favorite part of my work.
  4. When I spent a few years working in brand marketing for Internet businesses, I missed the creative energy I got from working with journalists, so I returned to magazines. I now experience that same creative energy when brainstorming with my clients.
  5. Identifying the common threads in a client’s interests, values, and experiences is always fascinating to me, but it is completely thrilling when the client makes a similar discovery while we are brainstorming for his/her MBA applications.

What clients are saying about Lynn:

“I can’t thank mbaMission and Lynn Moloney enough. From the very first e-mail for the initial consultation to the mock interview preparation, everything was above and beyond what I expected. You really do get what you pay for. Since this was a make or break year for me and since I had been rejected to all places I applied to last year, I did not want to take a chance this time. And boy, am I glad I signed up to work with Lynn. Lynn has been instrumental in making sure all my essays and my interview preparation was to the mark that is required of all applicants who are admitted to a MBA program. Lynn went above and beyond to help me.” —Business School Admit (via Admissions 411)

“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 joked several times that my relationships with family and friends were spared because Lynn shielded them from my stress. While comical, I do believe it to be true. Lynn always made herself available at odd times, given my work schedule, even for calls that were sometimes merely confidence-boosters. Enlisting Lynn’s help has been one of my best decisions throughout the MBA admissions process, and I am excited to join her as an HBS alum in just over 2 years!” —Harvard Business School Admit

“I do not even know how to express how thankful I am to be working with Lynn. This week was so stressful and horrible, worrying about having to reach out to admissions and worrying that something small was going to ruin my chances at a school, but having the ability to run everything past Lynn was so necessary and priceless.” —Business School Applicant

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