Donna Bauman, Senior Admissions Counselor

Donna Bauman

Academic Background

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BS
Kellogg School of Management, MBA

Area of Expertise

Admissions, advertising, marketing, IT, hospitality, education, consulting, and investment banking.

Work Experience

Donna’s MBA Admissions clients benefit from her diverse background including 15 years working in MBA Admissions at UNC Kenan-Flagler. Additional experience in career/academic advising and program management at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, as well as brand positioning experience working on the national advertising campaigns for Maxwell House Coffee, CorningWare, Pyrex, Corelle and Hanes, and entrepreneurial experience working for two start-up food ventures all help Donna guide her clients to successful MBA admissions outcomes. Her clients have received scholarship offers totaling over $750,000. Donna has an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and an undergraduate business degree with honors from UNC Kenan-Flagler.

What I like most about being a Stratus MBA Admissions Counselor

Helping clients to present the best version of themselves that positions them for success in the MBA Admissions process and for all that follows both professionally and personally.

3 Random Facts:

  • I ran in a 200-mile relay race to the NC Coast. I faced my fear of running alone in the dark and anchored a 10-mile evening leg as part of the 20 miles I covered during the 30-hour race.
  • I founded an after school math program at my kids’ elementary school that served over 250 children during the five years I ran the program.
  • I’ve been known to clear a room when opening some of my more exotic fermentation experiments. Ask me about the failed fish sauce ferment…

Blogs by Donna

How to Tackle Kellogg’s 2019-20 Essay Prompts

Kellogg’s 2019/2020 Application now open   Kellogg has announced its new 2019/2020 application with deadlines as follows: ROUND 1 – SEPT 18, 2019 | ROUND 2 – JAN 8, 2020 | ROUND 3 – APRIL 8, 2020 In addition to several changes in the application, there are a few other important changes at Kellogg to

Showcase Your Spike Factor for Rotman Essays

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Things to Keep in Mind for the 2018-2019 Kellogg Essays

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Kenan-Flagler MBA Essay Tips for 2018-2019

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Early Action/Decision and Rolling Admissions MBA Options

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How to Overcome a Low GMAT Score

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9 Tips to Improve Your MBA Admissions Profile on LinkedIn

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8 Tips for Chinese Female MBA Applicants

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5 Tips for Connecting With Your Dream MBA Program From India

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MBAnalysis Blog: GMAT or GRE, Which Should I Take?

(Today’s MBAnalysis blog post is guest-written by Donna Bauman) Ahh… the great debate- GMAT vs GRE. Which test do you take if you are applying to MBA programs? This is a fairly recent dilemma as it has just been in the past five or so years when most MBA programs started to accept GRE scores

Thirsting for an MBA: Taste the Feeling at Emory

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