Consultant Profile: Kara Keenan Sweeney


Why Work with Kara?

  • More than 15 years of experience in MBA admissions, working for some of the world’s top business school programs, including Columbia Business School, INSEAD, and The Lauder Institute’s joint degree MA/MBA program with The Wharton School and the MA/JD program with Penn Law at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Has guided, coached, and counseled thousands of MBA and EMBA applicants, reviewed innumerable applications, sat on admissions committees, and interviewed countless applicants, including while running Wharton’s Team Based Discussions both virtually and in person
  • Extensive experience in recruiting MBAs, EMBAs, and other graduate students for higher education and in private sector consulting
  • Former Senior Recruiter at McKinsey & Company who worked as member of the global campus recruiting team, helping to recruit and hire MBAs and other graduate students for summer associate internships and full-time associate roles

Kara’s Stats

  • BA in English and Political Science, Trinity College
  • MA in Higher Education Administration, Teachers College, Columbia University

What Kara Has to Say

“I truly believe I can help you distill your background and goals, highlighting your unique profile and experiences, so you can reach your academic and professional aspirations.”

What Else You Should Know about Kara

  • Lives in the Philadelphia suburbs and is a fan of all things Philadelphian, especially her beloved Eagles. Go Birds!
  • Born in Norway and has lived in the United States, Canada, Singapore, England, and Belgium
  • Has traveled to more than 45 countries on five continents
  • History, theatre, and movie buff who loves to cook and try new cuisines