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Mr. Aussie Sustainability

About Me:

Sustainability professional shaped by sports and unique worldly life experience of growing up in Saudi Arabia, finishing undergrad in India, doing masters and working in Australia & NZ.


Undergrad School: Top Indian School

Undergrad Major: Electrical Engineering

GPA: 4

GMAT: 650 (retaking to boost chances)

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Master of Engineering & Master of Engineering Management

School Name: Top Australian University

Extracurriculars: Multiple time World Champion in Karate, Professional Cricketer for 2 years, Level 4 FIFA football/soccer referee with Football Federation Australia

Work History:

Title: Group Environment & Sustainability Manager

Industry: Transport & Tourism

Company: Largest Transport & Tourism company in Aus & NZ

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 4 mos

Title: Senior Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 8 mos

Big Life Wins:

Being part of an Industry-led Product Stewardship working group committed to the design, development, and implementation of recycling of a particular product that holds social, safety and environmental value. Developed and successfully completed the first-ever Anti-Slavery Risk Assessment and implementation for an international adaptive multi-sport event.

Post MBA Goal:

Climate change and sustainability professionals have increased in number, but I want to take the next evolutionary step by using an MBA degree to step into the executive suite. Further learn business skills at school and also from the cohort, that is traditionally applied to for-profit organizations, be it operations, strategy, marketing and contextualize it towards a low carbon/carbon negative future.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Columbia, Berkeley Haas, Cambridge Judge, UCLA Anderson, Harvard


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 18%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hey, Mr. Aussie Sustainability, this is Julie-Anne Heafey with mbaMission. You have a really fascinating background, and your sustainability focus is very of-the-moment, but Stanford is a goal with lottery-like odds. The first hurdle will of course be the GMAT – I’d definitely retake the test or consider switching to the GRE (have you tried an online sample test?). Yes, they’ll consider some applicants with lower GMAT scores, but it’s not the norm.
    Second, you need to clarify your message and demonstrate your impact. I just don’t know exactly what you’ve done “as part of a working group” to recycle a “particular product that holds social, safety and environmental value.” That could mean a lot of things. Your goals are …

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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi there! It’s Stephanie Horn, Master Consultant with the MBA Exchange and recent Poets and Quants “Top 10 Admissions Consultants”. Mr. Aussie Sustainability, you have top grades and challenging undergraduate and graduate degrees. You already know that your GMAT will be a constraint for a school like Stanford, and that you’ll be better off if you can get it in the 700 range. Your extracurriculars are terrific — they are unusual, and show your talent and determination. Your main challenge will be to cast your work experience and your goals into more traditional business language. Admissions committees are very concerned that the candidates they accept will have jobs upon graduation. Reading that you want to take skills for for-profit organizations and apply them for a …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 32%

  • 15% | 4 weeks ago

    Hi, it's Jennifer Jackson at Stratus Admissions. I love seeing the global experience you've had, especially in Saudi Arabia where fewer applicants come from. You're working in the hot field of sustainability and have interesting experience in the sports world across different geographies. The negatives I see for GSB are the GMAT (which hopefully will become a strength soon!) and to some degree the other Master's on your resume. Schools are wary of degree collectors, so it will be incumbent on you to show why you need the MBA to get where you're going. Stanford is looking for people to change the world, and your work to better the environment definitely fits that ethos. You have wonderful experience in the sports world outside of ...
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