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

About the Author...

John A. Byrne

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.