Meet Leah Derus

MIT Sloan MBA. Storyteller. Writer. Creator of the Story-based Resume.

Meet Leah Derus


MIT Sloan MBA. Storyteller. Writer. Creator of the Story-based Resume.

Whether your sights are set on a full-time, part-time, or executive MBA program, I can help you tell your professional story in a way that is concise, clear, and (most importantly) authentic.

I’m a Fulbright recipient with a background in psychology and an MBA from MIT Sloan’s full-time program who has a passion for how storytelling can shape a promising career into an outstanding one. I’m also the creator of the Story-based Resume and the author of several books.

As an MBA and EMBA admissions consultant at mbaSTORY builders (formerly fxMBAconsulting), I’ve spent more than a decade helping early and mid-career professionals gain acceptance to top business schools like Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and Wharton. How? By crafting MBA and EMBA application material (story-based resumes, essays, recommendations, and interview stories) that convey a story to the admissions committee that is both unique and coherent.

I use that same approach at resumeSTORY.builders, a resource for professionals who want to identify the right career path, develop an engaging story-based resume, and perfect their interviewing skills.

You can connect with me on LinkedIn, via email leah@mbastory.builders, or phone/text +1-646-627-9840