White 30-year-old LGBTQ Woman admitted to the University of Miami with 60% tuition paid
Amanda came to us with nine years of work experience in the fashion, media, startup, and fitness industries. Now that her family is thinking about scaling up their business, Amanda will play a key role in moving their company forward.
She decided to pursue an MBA at the University of Miami to learn more about marketing and running a business. After she reached out to The Art of Applying, she worked with a consultant to polish her essays and her hard work paid off when she eventually landed a 60% tuition to the University of Miami to cover her tuition.
Service: Application Accelerator®
Start Date: October 2018 | End Date: May 2019
- 30 years old
- Undergraduate College: University of Pennsylvania
- Major: Communications with a minor in French
- GPA: 3.9
- Work experience: 9 years
- University of Miami
- University of Miami with 60% scholarship
- “During the coming-out process, I had this really strong knit family from my startup companies like fitness and I realized, fitness has always been my passion. My family has started a company down in Miami called Anatomy … and while I have the operations background, in my undergrad degree I didn’t get to take Accounting … Finance … [or] Intro to Marketing … which sounds crazy because it’s always been such a big part of my job. I’ve learned so much on the fly, but now I need to take it back to those roots first to get that foundation. Then, I can move forward … and come back to these people who have supported me my whole life and grow a community that means so much to me … and create a space for people to be accepted and to live their best lives.”
- “I respect having doubts. It’s just a natural part of this entire process. Doubting yourself, doubting anyone else’s ability to help you. Being open is the most important thing, being open to that support, doing what you can for yourself by surrounding yourself with a team of professionals.”
- “The burden of putting myself back in a place where I don’t have an income and I’m trying to support myself through school is very, very scary. After working for nine years and always having a steady income, it is a daunting thing to realize I’m taking on for the next two years. Knowing that I owe so much less money now [earning a scholarship] puts me in a better place. Having my consultant there the whole time and my mentor coaches me, being able to realize those feelings with me, to acknowledge and help me through them … I’m just so grateful to the team to help me get to this place.”
“Allow yourself to have the help that a program like The Art of Applying® can offer you and it will get easier every step of the way. There’s always a resource for you whether it’s an email or a visit to the school and you want to follow up with a professor that you met or someone from admissions. There are endless resources and if you stay the course, everything works out the way it’s supposed to be.