Candidate:

Mr. Athlete

About Me:

Greetings, I’m a first-gen, untraditional applicant making dreams happen overnight.

Details:

Undergrad School: Brockport

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 2.60

GMAT: 770

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: Black or African American

Extracurriculars:

Work History:

Title: Client Performance & Reporting Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 7 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Trained for Olympics Trials
– Conference athlete of the decade
– Field Athlete of Year
– Led Team to win its first Regional Track & Field Title
– Once upon a time, I was ranked top 16 in the country in my event
– Automated Process to deliver client statements in a more time-efficient way
– Brought processes in-house to save firm 55k a year

Post MBA Goal:

Desire to obtain a role in Private Equity, then venture off and start my own fund.

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 30%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 30%

    The only question about your chances evolves around that low GPA from a less than selective SUNY college. With a 2.6 from Brockport, you immediately raise two red flags. After all your GPA is a full 1.1 points below the latest class average at Harvard Business School. Even with your 770 GMAT, your prestige job at a top banking firm, and your stellar athletic accomplishments, you will need to explain two things: 1) Why you went to Brockport, and 2) Why you got a 2.6. As a first-ten college student, I am assuming you went close by to stay close to family. That is a good reason and one that will be understood by the admissions readers at HBS. The 2.6 might be explained by …

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