Mr. Brainiac

About Me:

A published academic with a heart for the homeless looking to take my analytical skills into the real world. I am hoping my leadership and community activity precludes the notion that I fear human interaction, which is something I realize might be concerning to programs given my background. I am concerned about whether my achievements are all that impressive in the realm of MBA admissions.


Target School: Berkeley Haas

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: University of California

Undergrad Major: Neuroscience

GPA: 3.71

GRE: 330

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: NIH Anti-Racist Steering Committee - General body member surveying systemic barriers to success | NIH-Wide Representative - Liaison between fellows and training office, coordinator of social and professional gatherings | Food Bank Volunteer Coordinator (Saving the non-profit ~$300,000, allowing expansion of social service offerings) | Ultrarunner | Blues pianist | Salty sailor

Work History:

Title: Image Analyst

Industry: Academia

Company: Public University

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 2 mos

Title: Research Fellow

Industry: Government / Military

Company: National Institutes of Health

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 2 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Papers in leading medical journals, and podium presentations at field-specific conferences (top 5% of abstract submissions).
– Overcame disaster-related homelessness, uncovering a deep sense of commitment to community, and directed this toward endeavors that address housing insecurity.

Post MBA Goal:

Consulting for biotech companies seems like the most reasonable trajectory, although I am open to anything. My mom said I had the “face of a banker” from the moment I was born- never quite knew how to take that.


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  • Emma Bond, Fortuna Admissions | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi Mr. Brainiac, Well you’ve already ticked one of the important MBA Admissions boxes and that’s the sense of humour you need to approach this process. Or rather, your Mom has! Whether or not you look like a banker, I think your plan to target biotech companies makes sense, and you clearly have the genuine intellectual horsepower which top firms are seeking. That’s a fantastic GRE and a great degree to kick off your applications; I agree it’s quite niche in MBA terms – there aren’t that many neuroscience grads that take that route, but there are definitely some. To me, it looks like you might just bridge that really sought-after gap between super-smart analytics skills and the ability to translate data and build relationships. …

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