How to get into a top business school, from a student who was admitted to Darden without a traditional finance background - News


(“I felt that business principles and skills could help me do more good in the world,” says Alice Cassin, pictured.Alice Cassin)
The student: Alice Cassin, 29

Hometown: Born in Richmond, Virginia; spent childhood in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The school: The University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Class of 2017

Undergraduate: Princeton University 2010; Near East Studies

Work experience: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; The National Democratic Institute; The World Bank

Her best admissions advice: With regard to selling yourself to an admissions team: “I think the biggest mistake people make is that they write about why they’re interested in the degree as opposed to what they’re bringing to the table.”

Alice Cassin had begun to build an…

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