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Just Jim

About Me:

College senior excited by energy issues and set to work for an oil major post-graduation. Applying for deferred MBA programs.


Undergrad School: Top 15 U.S.

Undergrad Major: Engineering

GPA: 3.99

GRE: 335

Age: 22,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Orchestra, Volunteer STEM Tutoring, Professional Engineering Society

Work History:

Title: Consultant Intern

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm In Selected Industry

Length of Employment: 3 mos

Title: Refinery Intern

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 3 mos

Post MBA Goal:

Seeking to position myself for leadership in the energy industry, which is undergoing significant transformations in response to climate change.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 27%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 20%

    You have inpressive stats, for sure. A 3.99 in a difficult subject like engineering at a top 15 U.S. university is super solid. So is your GRE score of 335, which is five points above the class average of 330. Deferred admissions is a bit of a black box at Stanford which accepts only 6% of its applicant pool to begin with. The school doesn’t publicly disclose the size of the deferred applicant group or its acceptance rate. To get in, you have to boast a strong academic background (which you clearly have), impressive extracurricular experiences (which it is not clear if you have because I don’t see any signs of leadership in your list of extras), impact through internships (which is unclear though you …

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  • The MBA Exchange Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi Just Jim! This is Talon Rindels, Sr. Admissions Consultant at the MBA Exchange. I’m impressed by what I can see in your profile… you appear to be quite the go-getter! I’m guessing you may be looking at deferred admission and there are certainly a lot of unknowns with it at schools like Stanford, Kellogg, etc. right now, I think you have a decent shot of being one of the few and proud to get accepted as a deferred admit. Your incredible GPA (what pesky class ruined your 4.00?!!?) from a top school, two internships at top firms, solid GMAT score, and lots of extracurricular involvement make you a top candidate in my book! You seem to be knowledgeable in …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hello Just Jim! Thanks for posting. Krista Nannery from mbaMission here and oh boy do I like your GPA! Looks like you’ve had some great internships and I love that you’ve got the oil job locked down. Here’s the thing though…even for 2+2 programs, I am not a fan of one-school strategies. They are just so risky, especially if the only program on your list is GSB. To John’s point about the mysterious of deferred admissions at GSB, see if you can track down some people in the program right now. Pepper them with questions and see what you can find out. It might help you gauge your chances a bit better. (But remember it’s really hard to compare yourself to anyone in this process. …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 42%

  • 20% | 2 years ago

    You certainly have an exceptional GPA which will greatly help with deferred admissions. Also good that you are finishing up a Top 15 Engineering program - a degree very much relevant to study of Energy field. Looks like you have solid extracurriculars, too. What is the role you will have with that oil company post-graduation? You should try to come up with a story to tell what you plan to get out of your full-time experience out of college and how you plan to expand your role and knowledge set leading to and after the MBA.
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    Let's see what happens with work experience...
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