McCombs School of Business | Ms. Registered Nurse Entrepreneur
GMAT 630, GPA 3.59
Stanford GSB | Mr. Former SEC Athlete
GMAT 620, GPA 3.8
Tuck | Mr. Army To MBB
GMAT 740, GPA 2.97
Columbia | Mr. Forbes 30 Under 30
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB Advanced Analytics
GMAT 750, GPA 3.1
Stanford GSB | Mr. Impactful Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Mr. Banker To CPG Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 7.36/10
Kellogg | Mr. Hopeful Engineer
GMAT 720, GPA 7.95/10 (College follows relative grading; Avg. estimate around 7-7.3)
Ross | Mr. Leading-Edge Family Business
GMAT 740, GPA 2.89
Darden | Mr. Logistics Guy
GRE Not taken Yet, GPA 3.1
Chicago Booth | Mr. Desi Boy
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
Kellogg | Mr. Stylist & Actor
GMAT 760 , GPA 9.5
Columbia | Mr. Ambitious Chemical Salesman
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Tepper | Ms. Coding Tech Leader
GMAT 680, GPA 2.9
Wharton | Mr. Rates Trader
GMAT 750, GPA 7.6/10
Harvard | Mr. Irish Biotech Entrepreneur
GMAT 730, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Cricketer Turned Engineer
GMAT 770, GPA 7.15/10
Wharton | Mr. Planes And Laws
GRE 328, GPA 3.8
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Refrad
GMAT 700, GPA 3.94
Harvard | Mr. Supply Chain Photographer
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Mr. Space Launch
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Kellogg | Ms. Product Strategist
GMAT 700, GPA 7.3/10
Columbia | Mr. MBB Consultant
GRE 339, GPA 8.28
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Avocado Farmer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.08
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. International Development Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.9
Columbia | Mr. Wannabe Grad
GMAT 710, GPA 3.56
Kellogg | Ms. Indian Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.3

Over 30? You Gotta Hustle & Other Tips If You Want The MBA

On the face of it, Andrew is something of an unconventional candidate for a top MBA. He’s already 31 years old and has a lowish undergraduate GPA of 3.1 and a total GRE score of 320 with a 160 verbal and a 160 quant. He’s also an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Booz, Allen & Hamilton where he works as the communications lead for a little-known organization called the Transitional Intermediate Management Organization.

But he also has a lot going for him. He has traveled to 27 countries, including Iceland, Jordan, and Costa Rica.

He’s the marketing and communications chair for Booz’s LGBTQ Employee Forum. And when he got his degree in international relations from James Madison University, he did a study abroad stint in Florence, Italy.

In this Fridays With Sandy webinar, HBS Guru Sandy Kreisberg assesses his odds of admission at a group of very good business schools that include Darden, McDonough, Kellogg, and Tuck. But Sandy also turns the tables on Andrew by getting him to reveal all the things he has done to swing the odds in his favor.

DON’T MISS: REAL GOOD ODDS FOR THIS INDIAN DO-GOODER AT HBS. HERE’S WHY or SANDY’S DRIVE-BY ANALYSIS OF ROUND TWO DINGS AT HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL