Mr. Auction King
After graduating, I felt disillusioned and decided against accepting an offer from a major automaker. Instead, I returned home to Eastern Europe after 8yrs in the UK, where I pursued 2 ventures concurrently. I’m a big car enthusiast, following industry trends closely and predicting several in my own business, like the shift to EV and SUV (90% of sales).
Target School: SDA Bocconi
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Application Status: Open
Undergrad School: Top 15 UK University, Large Engineering Department
Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering
Age: 26, Ethnicity: White
Extracurriculars: Sailing - Every year I spend between 20 and 45 days cruising the Mediterranean with either my partner or my family. | Skiing - I'm an avid skier spending several weeks per year in the Balkans on the powder. |
Title: Owner Used Car Dealership
Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 6 mos
Industry: Healthfood Store
Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 4 mos
Big Life Wins:
– Business 1 – direct car sales and advising clients on car choice in a tricky market. Turned over €100k in 1st yr.
– During Covid, solved the lack of inventory by importing cars from US auctions, grew to €300k revenue w 30% net margin.
– Business 2 -Started health-food store and fast food location, grew to €260k p/y, and sold to co-owner.
– €200k saved in 4yrs
Post MBA Goal:
I want to join a consulting firm, preferably one where I can be staffed on projects in the automotive sector. I am not dead set on MBB and would consider smaller boutique firms as well. Depending on my experience in the programme, I may also decide to resume my car sales business and try to scale it using my new skills.
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Emma Bond, Fortuna Admissions | Odds Assessment: 50%
I like your demonstrated creativity in switching to US auctions to keep your supply chain open. There have been so few second-hand cars available in Europe recently because of the chip shortage that I imagine this quick thinking genuinely kept you afloat. The entrepreneurial flair running through your narrative is backed by a strong GMAT well above the average for your target schools and in line with initial MBB consulting selection processes; you also have a solid GPA – that’s a good performance given how competitive the UK engineering programmes are. So, there are definitely things to highlight. Be prepared to elaborate on why you turned down the auto role after graduating (it was clearly a big decision if you are passionate about the industry) …
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