Wharton | Mr. Indian VC
GRE 333, GPA 3.61
MIT Sloan | Mr. Tech Enthusiast
GRE 325, GPA 6.61/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Low GPA To Stanford
GMAT 770, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. Midwest Dreamer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Mr. Young PM
GMAT 710, GPA 9.64/10
Foster School of Business | Ms. Diamond Dealer
GRE 308, GPA Merit
NYU Stern | Mr. Low Undergraduate GPA
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GMAT 740, GPA 3.86
Darden | Mr. Military Missile Defense
GRE 317, GPA 3.26
Wharton | Mr. Army Bahasa
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Harvard | Mr. Consulting To Public Service
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Wharton | Mr. Strategy To Real Estate
GMAT 750, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Ms. Standard Consultant
GMAT 750, GPA 3.46
Harvard | Mr. 1st Gen Brazilian LGBT
GMAT 720, GPA 3.2
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
NYU Stern | Mr. Customer Success
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Industrial Goods To MBB
GMAT 650, GPA 3.35
Stanford GSB | Mr. Family Biz From Chile
GMAT 710, GPA 5.5/7.0 (Ranked 6 out of 181 of class)
Tuck | Mr. Military Communications Officer
GRE 320, GPA 3.45
Harvard | Dr. Harvard Biotech
GRE 322, GPA 4.0
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GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
London Business School | Ms. Tech Researcher
GRE 331, GPA 3.17
Kellogg | Mr. Nigerian Engineer
GRE 310, GPA 3.5/5.0
Harvard | Ms. Indian Business Analyst
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Mr. National Table Tennis
GMAT 720, GPA 4
INSEAD | Mr. Petroleum Engineer
GMAT 690, GPA 3.46
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Aspiring Consultant
GMAT 690, GPA 3.68

MBA Handicapping: Mexican Engineer A Fit For Haas & MIT?

 

Agustin applied to three schools this past admissions cycle: Stanford Graduate School of Business, MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. After an outright turn down from Stanford, he managed to find himself on two waitlists. MIT said no, but he is still hopeful that Haas is in the cards.

With a 710 GMAT on the second try (an improvement of 60 points on his first test) and a 3.3 GPA studying chemical engineering at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Though his stats are below the class averages for his targeted MBA programs, he brings a wealth of international work experience to the party. For three and one-half years, he worked in operations consulting at a Mexican firm with operations throughout Latin America. Little more than a year ago, he joined the world leading consultant in pricing and commercial strategy, opening up its Mexico City office. Agustin has worked on projects in Costa Rica and Columbia, did a six-month-long R&D internship in Germany and also spent an exchange semester in Hong Kong.

On this episode of Friday’s With Sandy, HBSGuru.com Founder Sandy Kreisberg and P&Q Founder John A. Byrne explore what strategies Agustin should employ to successfully get off the Haas waitlist. And if he gets turned down, Sandy advises on what he should do as a re-applicant in the next MBA admissions cycle. Sandy thinks he is a strong enough candidate to shoot an app to Harvard Business School.

If you would like to participate in a future Fridays With Sandy webinar, you can contact Sandy and P&Q Founder John A Byrne here.

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