Harvard | Mr. Political Consultant
GRE 337, GPA 3.85
Stanford GSB | Mr. Singing Banking Lawyer
GMAT 720, GPA 110-point scale. Got 110/110 with honors
Berkeley Haas | Ms. 10 Years Experience
GMAT To be taken, GPA 3.1
MIT Sloan | Mr. Refinery Engineer
GMAT 700- will retake, GPA 3.87
Yale | Ms. Social Impact AKS
GRE 315, GPA 7.56
Said Business School | Mr. Across The Pond
GMAT 680, GPA 2.8
Yale | Mr. Army Infantry Officer
GMAT 730, GPA 2.83
Wharton | Mr. Army & Consulting
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. 360 Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
N U Singapore | Ms. Biomanager
GMAT 520, GPA 2.8
MIT Sloan | Mr. Low GPA Over Achiever
GMAT 700, GPA 2.5
Stanford GSB | Mr. Corp Finance
GMAT 740, GPA 3.75
Harvard | Mr. Improve Healthcare
GMAT 730, GPA 2.8
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Wake Up & Grind
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
Darden | Mr. Fintech Nerd
GMAT 740, GPA 7.7/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Minority Champ
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Darden | Mr. Senior Energy Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 2.5
Harvard | Mr. Merchant Of Debt
GMAT 760, GPA 3.5 / 4.0 in Master 1 / 4.0 in Master 2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Indian Telecom ENG
GRE 340, GPA 3.56
Stanford GSB | Ms. East Africa Specialist
GMAT 690, GPA 3.34
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Nonprofit Social Entrepreneur
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Ms. Start-Up Entrepreneur
GRE 318 current; 324 intended, GPA 3.4
Duke Fuqua | Ms. Health Care Executive
GMAT 690, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Professional Boy Scout
GMAT 660, GPA 3.83
IU Kelley | Mr. Construction Manager
GRE 680, GPA 3.02
IU Kelley | Mr. Clinical Trial Ops
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.33

How To Approach The Berkeley Haas Essays

New Report Finds Uncertainty Ahead For MBAs

MBA grads, while highly qualified, may be facing an uncertain future.

New research by the Association of MBAs of more than 1,000 employers that recruit MBA-specific roles finds that recruiters are ‘overwhelmingly positive’ about the value of an MBA when looking for senior managers. However, there is a lack of confidence in the future of both global and local economies, with most survey participants taking a conservative – and in some cases pessimistic – view on their upcoming recruitment plans.


The survey was conducted just as much of the world began to lockdown in response to COVID-19 up until many countries began to ease restrictions.

Overall, employers view the MBA in a positive light, with 47% classifying themselves as ‘very favorable’ and 40% saying they were ‘fairly favorable’ towards b-schools.

Employers also tend to view the MBA as providing useful skills. 31% of employers ‘strongly agreed’ and 49% ‘tended to agree’ that MBAs had the relevant skills to make a significant contribution to the wider economy in their respective countries. Additionally, 32% of employers ‘strongly agreed’ with the statement ‘MBAs are good problem solvers’, while 49% ‘tended to agree’.


While the MBA is still viewed favorably by employers, a majority of those surveyed view the future of the economy with uncertainty.

61% of employers are either ‘not very confident’ or ‘not confident at all’ in the state of the global economy.

That’s certainly not a good sign as hiring freezes became commonplace starting in May when the pandemic was well underway.

While many major MBA recruiters have yet to implement hiring freezes, several other major employers have including the likes of Adobe, Visa, and even Facebook, which reportedly canceled interviews for summer internships back in March.

With so much uncertainty lying ahead, these numbers aren’t necessarily concrete.

For one, 14% of employers surveyed by the Association of MBAs think will be recruiting more management leaders than last year and 16% believe their recruitment of MBA-relevant roles will be the same as 2019.

Read the full report here.

Sources: Association of MBAs, Poets & Quants, Poets & Quants