An Oil & Gas Guy At HBS Or GSB?

For the past three and one-half years, Adam has worked as a finance associate for a private equity-backed oil and gas firm in Texas. Before that gig, he spent a year and one-half in an i-banking job in oil and gas and a year in corporate banking with Bank of America.

With a 750 GMAT and a 3.6 GPA from UT-Austin McCombs, he’s hoping to get into a top business school’s MBA program. His targets: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia, and Chicago Booth.

HBSGuru.com Founder Sandy Kreisberg assesses his odds in this Friday with Sandy’s episode.

If you would like to be featured in an episode of Fridays with Sandy, submit your profile for a handicapping session here. 

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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.