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Mr. Avocado Farmer

About Me:

I grew up in poor agricultural town and worked in farm labor during College. I am a first-generation college student and did well in Community College but UC Berkeley was very difficult for me because I was working full time.


Undergrad School: UC Berkeley

Undergrad Major: Political Economy

GPA: 3.08

GMAT: 750

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino

Extracurriculars: Manager for United Farm Workers of America

Work History:

Title: Registered Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Investment Associate

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

I landed a position with the top team at a Bulge Bracket firm and became a registered stockbroker and investment adviser representative. I am the youngest associate and the only Latino in the entire branch.

Post MBA Goal:

In my post-MBA goals, I would like to go into Agriculture Consulting. I also have good ideas for a start-up and experience in managing large farms.


Target School: Berkeley Haas

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Mr. Avocado Farmer,
    AgTech is certainly a niche and growing area that is very interesting to business schools. This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission and GSB alum. I think your personal background makes your interest in AgTech very natural and authentic. I also love that you’ve pulled yourself up by the bootstraps as a first generation college student now at a Bulge Bracket investment bank. As you put your apps together, do weave in these personal and professional stories – how have these experiences shaped you as a leader, or influenced your career goals? As for your GPA, I think your strong GMAT score does offset that. Still, consider explaining the circumstances that affected your GPA in your optional essay. Additionally, I don’t see a …

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