Mr. Big Pharma

About Me:

I work as a Senior Associate Scientist for one of the top pharmaceutical companies. My expertise is in enzymology, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics. Day to day I run in vitro experiments and help support the oncology portfolio. I help train other colleagues, manage team meetings and often have to give presentations sharing experimental results.


Target School: McCombs School of Business

Considering: Kenan-Flagler, Darden

See More Profiles For: McCombs School of Business

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: University of Rhode Island

Undergrad Major: Pharmaceutical Sciences

GPA: 3.1


Age: 25,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: I played club lacrosse throughout college., I now compete in kayak bass fishing tournaments to keep that competitive spirit., I have a strong presence at the gym at work. I help train and explain exercises to people just starting to begin their fitness journey.

Work History:

Title: Senior Associate Scientist

Industry: Research and Development

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 10 mos

Title: Associate Scientist

Industry: Research and Development

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

I began investing during the pandemic and with some discipline and focus I was able to buy my first house at the age of 23. This opened my eyes to the power of investing.

At work I contribute to research publications and as a group we are always trying to improve the science.

Contributed to the development of Paxlovid, the Covid-19 treatment.

Post MBA Goal:

I am trying to pivot in my career and step out of the lab. Ideally I would like to be involved in consulting for biotech and big pharma companies based on my current skillset. I am also very interested in the Darden asset management sales and trading concentration. The markets are part of my daily life and I try to stay on top of current trends.


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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 50%

    You have an excellent background for your target schools along with solid career goals that make it clear why you want and can use an MBA degree. Because you are applying without a GMAT or GRE to schools that waive standardized tests, it’s always a bit difficult to assess a candidate’s chances, especially when a person’s undergraduate GPA is under the class average. That said, your field of study was rigorous and achieved at a quality university. You also landed a job with considerable responsibility at a top firm and already won a promotion. That’s why I am high on your chances at your number one school, McCombs, but also confident of your ability to get an invite from UVA Darden or UNC Kenan-Flagler. …

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