Mr. Average White Guy

About Me:

I grew up down the street from The Ohio State University. I went there knowing I would study Engineering and ended up enjoying the materials based Welding Engineering program enough to stay for a masters degree. I currently ensure the quality of the welding performed on the Navy’s ships that come in for maintenance.


Target School: Chicago Booth

Considering: Kellogg SOM

See More Profiles For: Chicago Booth

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: The Ohio State University

Undergrad Major: Welding Engineering

GPA: 3.2

GMAT: 680

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Masters of Science in Welding Engineering

School Name: The Ohio State University

Extracurriculars: Scientific demonstrations for lower income elementry schools, Intermediate Chinese Language student, Zoo Volunteer, Involved in my local boxing gym

Work History:

Title: Welding Engineer (Q.A. Engineer)

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Navy

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 2 mos

Big Life Wins:

Headed the revamping of our Material Specific Welding Procedures at our shipyard. This consisted of overhauling our written welding procedures to help streamline work while maintaining conformance with the Corporate Navy (NAVSEA) requirements. This has increased our shipyard welding capabilities and our ability to support the fleet.

Post MBA Goal:

I want to get into strategic consulting. I feel that providing an objective mind and a fresh set of eyes to help a company plan it’s strategy would be exciting and challenging. As a backup, I would relish the opportunity to be a manager of a focused and talented team, & an MBA would provide the tools to do that properly.


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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hey, you’re hardly an average white guy. You have a master’s degree in engineering on top of a bachelor’s and you’ve been doing really important work for the U.S. Navy. You have an admirable set of extras to boot that show you care about others. The average, or as Sandy would say, the silver part of your profile puts you at a slight disadvantage for Chicago Booth. That includes going to a state university (I have no problem with that but you will be competing with applicants who have gone to more branded prestige places), using a GPA and GMAT score that are below the class averages for Booth, and then landing a job that might be considered less selective. So how to offset these …

    4 years ago Read the full review
  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission! I don’t think you give yourself enough credit with your “Average” nickname, especially since you’ve made such an impact in your Navy role, revamping their Material Specific Welding Procedures, and got an engineering master’s before doing so.

    That said, I do think that the schools you’re targeting are a reach, especially given that your GMAT/GPA are below the average for these programs. Programs I would target that are especially military-friendly: Duke, Cornell, Tuck, and Darden. Even for these, though, I recommend retaking GMAT for a 700+ to be more competitive, and research each program thoroughly so that you can make a strong case for why it’s a good fit for you culture and resource-wise. Best of luck! …

    4 years ago Read the full review

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    Booth doesn’t like average.
  • 15% | 4 years ago

    Low GMAT with an average and boring profile. You’ll need to make up for it with a strong GMAT.
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