Cian S.

Cian S.


Schwarzman Scholar with experience coaching top MBA, MPP, MSCS, and more

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Studied at Columbia University

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Worked at McKinsey & Company

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Cian's Coaching Offerings

Custom hourly coaching · $75/hour

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Browse Cian's coaching offerings for Law School, Management Consulting, and College

Cian's Master’s Programs Qualifications

Coaches professionally

10+ people coached for Master’s Programs

Open to working with clients outside the U.S.

Cian has helped clients get into these schools:

I am currently pursuing my Master's degree as a Schwarzman Scholar, one of the most competitive and prestigious graduate programs in the world (3% acceptance rate). I have also worked with clients in the past applying to Master's programs in Computer Science, Business, Finance, and Public Policy. I deeply understand exactly what admissions committees want to see in different candidate profiles, how to stand out from the crowd, and how to tailor achievements to a specific institution or program.

Cian can help with:


School Selection

Application Strategy





Waitlist Strategy

Cian also coaches for Law School, Management Consulting, and College

About Cian

Columbia 2019 | McK Sr Asc | Schwarzman Scholar | Deferred Harvard Law. I'm currently a coach and a member of the Leland Strategy team focused on building out our awesome Leland+ product. Before, I was Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Prior to going to China, I was a consultant in McKinsey's New York Office for three years, working across the public, private, and social sectors. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Columbia University in 2019 and have prior internship experience for the US Senate, PwC, and BlackRock. I have also been accepted to Harvard Law School and plan to defer admission until 2024. I am passionate about using basketball to connect with people across different cultures, finding the best restaurants in whichever city I am in, and inclusive, sustainable economic development. I'm super excited to support the next generation of leaders as they prepare for academic and professional careers that will create a positive impact in the world!

Why do I coach?

I love working with people who are motivated to improve their skills and position themselves to lead. Growing up, I was passionate about academic and professional achievement -- my parents played an important part inspiring me to launch myself into the echelons of universities and other institutions that influence the way our world works: from policy, to politics, to the economy, to innovation. But, I didn't have role models who had the familiarity with how these places worked (and how to break into them) that so many of my peers did. I want to level the playing field by sharing my institutional knowledge, skills, and passion with others looking to achieve at the highest levels.

Work Experience

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Senior Business Analyst

McKinsey & Company

August 2019 - August 2022

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Summer Associate


June 2018 - August 2018

Corporate Strategy and Development Team

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Summer Associate


June 2017 - August 2017

Financial Services Division

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Summer Legislative Intern

United States Senate

June 2016 - July 2016

Office of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)


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National Tsinghua University

Masters of Global Affairs, Global Affairs

2022 - 2023

Schwarzman Scholar:

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Columbia University

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

2015 - 2019

Cian was also personally admitted to

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    University of Chicago

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    Washington University in St. Louis

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    Harvard Law School

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