Mr. Across The Pond

About Me:

1st generation college graduate from the US. I have been working at a Big 4 firm for 3 years in software implementations within the Procurement industry. I have had clients in a multitude of industries in varying sizes, from fortune 100 companies to start ups. Previously I worked for a large telecom company as an IT project manager.


Undergrad School: University of Alabama

Undergrad Major: Management Information Systems

GPA: 2.8

GMAT: 680

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Bachelors of Science

School Name: University of Alabama

Extracurriculars: Mentoring

Work History:

Title: Senior Associate

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 3 mos

Title: Project Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

I have recently become heavily involved with small business mentoring outside of my normal work routine, this has allowed me to learn more about how to smaller businesses as I would like to leave big corporate for startups after my MBA studies. I am also the first in my immediate family to complete my college degree.

Post MBA Goal:

Immediately after graduation, I would like to explore opportunities that would allow me to utilize my work experience in software implementation from the product ownership side of the business rather than being on the delivery team. 5-10 years out I see myself at the executive level at a start-up or at the director level at a small to midsized company.


Target School: Said Business School

Status: Open

Considering: McCombs School of Business


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Mr. Across the Pond,
    Thanks for posting your profile. This is Debbie Choy, Senior Consultant at mbaMission. I think you have a very solid profile – with robust professional track record, being first gen college grad, and mentoring others. I think your soft GPA can be offset by your GMAT, which is in line with the average at Said Business School. That said, if there were any circumstances that impacted your GPA, consider explaining them in the optional essay. Be careful as you’re telling your professional stories in your app to avoid being too technical – in my experience, that’s one pitfall that many candidates with a technical background fall into. As you put together your app, do share some of your personal stories to …

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