Erik R.

Erik R.


HBS '24 | Passionate coach with client successes across M7 and beyond

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Studied at Harvard Business School

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Worked at Bain & Company

Available Monday at 11:00 AM UTC

I'm currently looking to support clients planning on applying R1 for MBA programs in the upcoming cycle. I will be working a full-time internship this summer, however please send me a message if I don't have the listed availability to meet with you and I'll see what I can do.

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Erik’s free events & group classes

Forming an MBA Application Strategy + Ask Me Anything w/ HBS '24 Coach

Forming an MBA Application Strategy + Ask Me Anything w/ HBS '24 Coach

Thu, Jun 20 from 10:00 PM UTC – 10:45 PM UTC

Erik’s MBA Qualifications

Erik has helped clients get into these schools:

I was admitted to HBS in the 2022 cycle, despite having a lower-than-average GMAT, being a first-generation college student, and not hiring a consultant for myself. I'm now a recent graduate from Harvard Business School with extensive experience coaching friends and clients through their MBA applications over the last two years. I was one of six students from my year chosen to participate in HBS' admissions committee, where I supported the admissions team with welcoming students to campus and sharing advice on applying to HBS. Meanwhile, I was actively supporting my friends in their business school ambitions, who will be starting this fall at HBS, Sloan, Wharton, and Anderson. I also worked with 3 clients this spring; two of which are coming to HBS this fall, while one is going to GSB. I'm currently in a gap 1/2 year before my new job starts, so I have the time and mental energy to dedicate to helping you become the best candidate for business school you can be.

Erik can help with:

Financial Aid & Scholarships


Secondary Review


Ding Analysis

School Selection

Application Strategy




Waitlist Strategy

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About Erik

I'm a first generation college student from New Jersey who went to Rutgers for undergrad, worked in the pharmaceutical industry for four years, then attended Harvard Business School for the last two.

Why do I coach?

Working with clients and friends more informally in their MBA application journeys has brought me a lot of joy over the last few years, and I'd love to help others achieve their admissions dreams.

Work Experience

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Summer Associate

Bain & Company

June 2023 - August 2023

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Senior Financial Analyst, Strategy and Value Management


July 2021 - June 2022

Focused on leading projects in support of COVID-19 programs, driving change control improvements, and re-inventing business continuity planning strategies. Additionally serving as Global Events Team Lead for NGN (Next Gen Network), hosting monthly virtual events focused in the areas of pharmaceutical business acumen, professional development, and allyship & advocation, ranging in 100-350 attendees per webcast.

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Rotation Program


August 2020 - July 2021

Focused on identified storage needs throughout US network while collaborating with 3PLs to qualifying external storage, improving storage analytics and data tools, and led supply chain design efforts for a major pipeline product.

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Engineering Rotational Program


August 2019 - July 2020

Focused on improving information flow for site's quality release process, standardizing capacity planning roles, and being a digital change agent for the site. Additionally co-led volunteer project focused on organizing IHC (Immunohistochemistry) reagents required at hospitals across Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria, Cote D'Ivoire, and Senegal, along with supply chain design.

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Engineering Rotational Program


July 2018 - August 2019

Focused on overhauling payment process to contract manufacturing partners, increasing service level of account managers for key partners, and implementing data visualization tools through Qlik.

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Course Assistant

Rutgers University

September 2016 - May 2018

Assisting courses on "Supply Chain Environmental Management and Green Purchasing", "Supply Chain Finance", and “Business Logistics & Transportations”

Erik was also given offers to work at

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    Boston Consulting Group


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Harvard Business School

Master of Business Administration - MBA

2022 - 2024

Student Executive Committee for Admissions Activities and societies: Kaplan Fellow Section I Admissions Ambassador Director of Marketing - Business of Sports Club Conference Team Consulting for Impact Volunteer Co-founder of Business of Animal Protection Club

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Rutgers Business School

Bachelor's degree, Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management

2014 - 2018

Grade: 3.86 GPA Activities and societies: New Student Orientation, Residence Hall Association, Residence Life, Beta Gamma Sigma, Dance Marathon.

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Erik R.

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