Carmen Linares

Carmen loves helping people reach their goals, and she has been helping young professionals to achieve their best since 2011. While applying to business school, she created an online community for young professionals called Club MBA; as an MBA student at Tuck, she collaborated with her school’s Admissions Office and led the Ambassador Program for Spain; and since graduation she has been advising MBA candidates and supporting them through the application process at Square One Prep.

Besides an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth, for which she was awarded a full scholarship, Carmen has an LLM from Harvard Law School and Centro de Estudios Garrigues, and a JD from the University of Granada in Spain, where she also completed her undergraduate studies.

As a lawyer and real estate investor, Carmen has worked with renowned real estate funds such as Starwood Capital and Elliott Capital Management. Prior to her MBA she worked for leading law firm Garrigues and for the Government of Spain. With her legal background, Carmen was a non-traditional MBA applicant and career switcher. This experience, together with the writing skills she developed as a lawyer, help her highlight the value of her clients’ past experiences and link them to their career goals in ways that connect with admissions committees.

Carmen lives in London and is originally from Spain. She speaks Spanish and French, and spends her free time either travelling around the world or playing with her nephews and nieces.