Meet Leah Derus

Leah Derus

MIT Sloan MBA 2010

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I take a holistic approach to helping professionals in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s navigate their business careers. For many clients that translates into perusing a traditional MBA, a part-time MBA or an Executive MBA. I partner with these clients to perfect every aspect of their business school applications – from building a compelling and coherent personal narrative to helping their recommenders convey my client’s strengths to the admissions committee.

I begin each of my free consultations with ‘What’s been on your mind?’​. That line of open-ended questioning reflects my underlying philosophy that, while business school has it’s advantages, it isn’t the best move for everyone. I like to explore alternative strategies to business school with clients. I’ve found that simply taking the time to rethink a career plan or job search, rewrite a resume, polish up a cover letter or learn to convey poise and executive presence in interview, clients goals and dreams become reality.

MIT SLOAN Cambridge, MA | MBA 2010 (GMAT 720)
MIT $100K Business Plan Competition – Runner Up
LA SCUOLA SUPERIORE SANT’ANNA Pisa, Italy | Master in Innovation Management 2006
Fulbright Scholarship 2005
LA SORBONNE Paris, France | BS in Psychology 2005
Languages English (mother tongue), French, Italian, Spanish


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