Is This 30-Year-Old Energy Guy Headed For HBS?

He’s the vice president of engineering for a small private oil and gas company. He has a 3.58-grade point average on his engineering degree from Texas A&M University and a jumbo GMAT score of 770. At the age of 30, he’s hoping to apply to the MBA programs at Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Wharton, Chicago Booth, and Columbia Business School.

What are his odds of gaining an admit? In this Friday with Sandy episode, HBSGuru founder Sandy Kreisberg assesses his odds of admission and provides some guidance on how to portray himself to the school’s admission officers.

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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.