Long Distance Call: How Does An Aussie Telcom Guy Get Into Stanford?

Declan is a trained electrical engineer with Australia’s leading telecom who hopes to get into a prestige MBA program. He’s got an impressive 740 GMAT score and a 3.75 GPA with a double major in electrical engineering and finance.

His target schools? Stanford, Harvard, Wharton, MIT Sloan, Columbia, and Chicago Booth.

In this episode of Fridays With Sandy, HBSGuru Sandy Kreisberg assesses his chances and offers some smart advice on how to shift the odds in his favor.

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About The Author

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.