INSEAD | Ms. Social Business
GMAT 750, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Healthcare AI
GRE 366, GPA 3.91
Harvard | Ms. Risk-Taker
GRE 310 (to retake), GPA 3 (recalculated)
HEC Paris | Ms. Freelancer
GMAT 710, GPA 5.3
Harvard | Mr. Hedge Funder
GMAT 790, GPA 3.82
Chicago Booth | Mr. Non-Profit Latino
GMAT 710, GPA 3.06
Harvard | Mr. Fresh Perspective
GRE 318, GPA 3.0
USC Marshall | Mr. Supply Chain Guru
GMAT GMAT Waiver, GPA 2.6
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Harvard | Mr. Green Energy Revolution
GMAT 740, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. MPP/MBA
GRE 325, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Ms. Analytical Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB to PM
GRE 338, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Technopreneur
GRE 328, GPA 3.2
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
London Business School | Mr. College Dropout
GMAT 690, GPA NA
Harvard | Mr. MBB Latino Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.75
Stanford GSB | Ms. Top Firm Consulting
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
INSEAD | Mr. Truth
GMAT 670, GPA 3.2
INSEAD | Mr. Powerlifting President
GMAT 750, GPA 8.1/10
Harvard | Mr. Mojo
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Ross | Mr. Law To MBA
GRE 321, GPA 3.77
Stanford GSB | Mr. Failed Startup Founder
GMAT 740, GPA 4
Wharton | Mr. African Impact
GMAT 720, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Sommelier
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Wharton | Mr. MBA When Ready
GMAT 700 (expected), GPA 2.1
Kellogg | Mr. AVP Healthcare
GRE 332, GPA 3.3

Meet Wharton’s MBA Class Of 2020

Daniel M. Rooney

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

I am a competitive, loyal, hard-working individual, who commits his efforts towards earned success.”

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Fun Fact About Yourself:

  1. I was born on Christmas Day at 12:25am.
  2. When I had the opportunity to meet one of my lifelong heroes, Arnold Palmer, I tripped and fell flat on my face as I went to shake his hand. He had quite a laugh, and let’s just say I made a memorable impression.

Undergraduate School and Major: Dartmouth College, History modified with Sociology.

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

National Football League: Junior Rotational Program (Public/Community Relations, Digital Media, Data Analytics).

Pittsburgh Steelers: Scouting / Coaching Assistant.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: My biggest career accomplishment to this point has been achieving versatility in my field. I have experience working in and forming relationships across the corporate world of New York City to the football field in Pittsburgh, PA. I believe knowing the ins and outs of a business allows for more growth and opportunity down the road.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? Prepare for your interviews as much as possible but always remain authentic. Positive human-to-human interaction is crucial when presenting yourself. Do not let that be your undoing.

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? The diversity of Wharton’s student profile was extremely attractive to me. I feel that rather than specializing in a specific field, it encompasses a dynamic range of experienced individuals that I look forward to learning from and collaborating with. I believe exposure to this multitude of expertise will only give me a leg up when re-entering the workforce.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? After one year, I hope to gain an enhanced breadth of knowledge from Wharton’s focus on management and leadership fundamentals. I also anticipate developing strong bonds with my fellow classmates, not just from a business standpoint, but also on a personal level, which I will carry with me into the future.