Candidate:

Mr. Addiction Recovery Activist

About Me:

Graduated in three years with 2 degrees. Pivoted to work as an Analyst at a hedge fund (1.5 years). I have since moved to work as a strategist for a B2B branding firm, while simultaneously launching a non-profit dedicated to celebrating/financially supporting addiction recovery. Spent 6 months living/working in my car to volunteer at other NFPs.

Details:

Undergrad School: Penn State

Undergrad Major: BA: Integrative Arts & Design / BA: Advertising

GPA: 3.87

GRE: 323

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Certificate in Business Fundamentals (Accounting, Econ, Finance, Marketing, Management, Supply Chains, Business Law)

School Name: Penn State

Extracurriculars: Founder of a nonprofit dedicated to celebrating stories of sobriety and financially supporting recovery treatment for others, Intern at non-profit assisting as volunteer coordinator (#1 meal provider to housing insecure individuals in the state), Darkroom photographic processes.

Work History:

Title: Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 7 mos

Title: Senior Strategist

Industry: Marketing

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 7 mos

Post MBA Goal:

I would like to pursue my entrepreneurial goals and scale my non-profit. I understand I am at the younger age range for MBA candidates, but would like to receive my MBA now to learn/develop fundraising and negotiation skills. I’ve done a good job disseminating my brand’s message/mission, but I lack the business acumen to drive sales.

Schools:

Target School: Yale

Status: Open

Considering: McCombs School of Business, Tuck, Darden, Kellogg, Ross

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 28%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hello Mr. Addiction Recovery Activist; this is Michael from mbaMission.

    Most top programs should feel that you have the quantitative ability to succeed in the classroom, because of your GMAT score (which is around the average of all schools you mentioned aside from Yale), and your above-average GPA. In addition, schools will be impressed with your work at a hedge fund, as well as what sounds like impactful experience as a Senior Strategist. However, as you mentioned, your work experience is light, given that the average years of experience upon matriculation is five to six years. So you will have to show the admissions committee that your work experience is comparable to many applicants who have been working full-time much longer. A recent client of mine …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi Mr. Addiction Recovery Activist, this is Donna Bauman with Stratus Admissions and I congratulate you in your work to help people overcome addiction. I can see why you would want to get started on your goals to scale your non-profit now—one thing that an MBA program can help you do is figure out what would be different about your non-profit. Perhaps your marketing and advertising background gives you some insight. I am really interested to hear more about what you learned from 6 months living in your car to volunteer at other non-profits! This is definitely something that could add to an interesting class discussion. I can see Yale being a good fit for you—and you likely have a strong answer to the biggest …

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