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Candidate:

Mr. Big Brother

About Me:

Worked in a church and attended seminary for a year, worked as a pharmacy technician for two years, joined US Air Force as an officer for last 2.5 years. Will have four years of experience at the beginning of B-school. Working on a second bachelor’s in computer science to transition into tech. Plan to apply for a dual degree, M.S. in Computer Science.

Details:

Undergrad School: University of California, Irvine

Undergrad Major: Business Economics

GPA: 3.2

GRE: 329

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: B.S. Computer Science

School Name: Oregon State University

Extracurriculars: Big Brother with Big Brother Big Sister program

Work History:

Title: Acquisition Officer

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Air Force

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Led $4M+ project delivering maintenance equipment for Air Force communication system. Supervised delivery of 4 multi-million dollar communication units to locations across the country.

Post MBA Goal:

Pivot to lead a technical role in a top tech firm (e.g., Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft).

Schools:

Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: MIT Sloan, Berkeley Haas

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. Big Brother, thanks for sharing your profile. This is Kate Richardson, Senior Admissions Consultant. You obviously have an interesting and less traditional work background, which can be both a plus and a challenge in my experience. On the plus side, your profile will immediately stand out and be hard to forget (I’ve not come across too many applicants who’ve attended seminary) and from what I’ve seen GSB really likes candidates with diverse backgrounds who succeed across disciplines. That said, the challenge is tying these experiences together and showing why you pursued them, how they’ve helped make you who you are today, and how they motivate your goals going forward. GSB’s WMM essay is the perfect opportunity for you to do just that, so …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Mr. Big Brother, this is Donna Bauman, Senior MBA Admissions Counselor at Stratus Admissions weighing in on your profile. I love that you were so influenced by your Big Brother volunteer work that you identify by this role. For GSB you are being asked no less than to change lives, change organizations and change the world. I encourage you to reflect upon the impact you may have had within Big Brother/Big Sister and perhaps some of those experiences will end up in your What Matters Most essay or in one of your proud accomplishments in the application. Obviously you have an interesting story to tell—attending seminary, pharmacy technician and Air Force. Your profile as written leaves me with more questions than answers so your …

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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi Mr. Big Brother! This is JP, Senior Consultant at The MBA Exchange. In addition to a well-rounded profile, it looks to me like you’re taking concrete steps towards your career goals (second bachelor’s, etc.). It shows that unlike many applicants, you’re committed to doing what is necessary to carry out your vision. That’s the most important ingredient to achieve admissions success, especially when targeting a school like GSB! The other important key will be to take the right steps and know where to put your energy and limited time. That’s where expert guidance can make a world of difference – not just for MBA admissions but to map out your full, long-term career vision. If you’re keen …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 25%

  • 25% | 3 weeks ago

    Stanford loves dual-degree students. That gives you a slight edge.

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