Just about every single part of Zach’s MBA application seems really solid. Start with that 750 GMAT, a score that comfortably puts him in the top 2% of all test-takers in the world. Then, there is his 3.69 GPA in engineering from Cornell University. The 30-year-old project engineer works for a structural engineering company in New York where he and his manager have doubled the revenue of the office in the past three years.
Zach is also working on some high-profile projects, including an update to Grand Central Station in New York. And finally, if that’s not enough, he has had three promotions at his firm.
His targets? Harvard Business School, Wharton, London Business School and IESE Business School in Barcelona.
In this Friday’s With Sandy episode, HBSGuru.com founder Sandy Kreisberg and Poets&Quants Editor-in-Chief John A. Byrne assess Zach’s chances and tell him how he could go awry even with a 750 GMAT score and a 3.69 Ivy League undergraduate transcript.
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