You’d Never Believe These MBA Applicants Were Just Rejected By Harvard Business School

Mr. Supply Chain Manager

  • 680 -> 700 -> 720 GMAT
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, with an economics minor from the University of Texas-Austin
  • Work experience includes three years in progressive roles now as a supply chain project manager, up from a start as a logistics engineer. “High success and praises in each role; notated as a high performer and future leader”
  • Extracurriculars include president of work’s young professionals association (YPA), largest group in company impacting hundreds of employees; co-founder of nonprofit initiative; named among emerging leaders in manufacturing within the state of Maryland; volunteer monthly with different groups in Baltimore
  • Essay was about my “focus on people, my passion in inspiring and motivating others and I’ve done so in all my EC activities, and now I want to do so for international development long-term”
  • Recommenders include the president of the nonprofit I co-founded and company’s CIO who is his YPA advisor and personal mentor.
  • 25-year-old white male, U.S. citizen

Sandy’s Analysis: Huh, a white guy with a 720 and a 3.0 GPA?

You dinged them with hello.

It is real, REAL hard to overcome that –and while your work experience is solid, that does not count as much as you think it should. And work is not at blue-chip frequent flyer companies, my guess.
 Any white males out there with similar stats who got interviewed, please check in.

While we are at it, extracurrics involving OTHER young professsionals in your company is a real
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz at HBS.

The extracurricular that matters is helping others overcome adversity, not helping your peers write better resumes.

“Essay: I maintain a focus on people, my passion is inspiring and motivating others and I’ve done so in all my EC activities, and now I want to do so for international development long-term.”

Hey buddy, on very limited evidence, this sounds like bragging and not illuminationg who you are.

It’s just blah, blah. The 4,369th nail in your coffin.