As an Assistant Director of Admissions for UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Jessica served on a seven-person Admissions Committee (Adcom), which decided the make-up of the full-time MBA program.
At Haas, Jessica evaluated international and domestic applicants of various backgrounds, including engineering, manufacturing, finance, and marketing, with an average pool of 3,700 applicants for a 240-student program. In addition, she also worked with applicants denied admission to the program and how they might strengthen their re-application. Jessica also worked for her alma mater, Darden, as an MBA admissions application reader. As a reader, she also took part in the Adcom process, providing feedback to the group on applications. Jessica then pursued a career at an executive search firm that works exclusively with private equity firms and their portfolio companies.
Jessica received her MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and a BA in Economics from Tufts University. While at Darden, Jessica was a Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (“Consortium”) Fellowship recipient. She also co-authored an organizational behavior case titled “Melissa Daylon,” which focuses on team dynamics both in the real world and as part of the MBA learning team. A self-proclaimed “generalist”, Jessica spent several years at a think tank, an IT consulting firm, a large media and internet organization, and a successful e-commerce company before finding her calling in supporting business professionals and MBA aspirants to achieve their dreams.Back