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Mr. California Dreamin’

About Me:

1st gen college student. Southern State University (non-selective, but chose because of honors program with a full-tuition scholarship). 2 yrs – Supply chain analyst at a F100 company. 4 yrs / Current Job – Operations (big data-focused) at the European office for a top IB. 1 promotion, couple big projects, and some mgmt experience.


Undergrad School: Southern State School

Undergrad Major: Accounting

GPA: 3.7

GRE: 318

Age: 31,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: I've volunteered with several organizations with immigrant and refugee focuses, and I play multiple musical instruments.

Work History:

Title: Supply Chain Analyst


Company: Fortune 100

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Operations SME

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Going to work in Europe. I’ve been able to work with incredible people from all over the World and travel to 15 (so far) different European countries. Both experiences have really deepened my appreciation of other cultures and had a profound impact on many of my viewpoints.

Post MBA Goal:

Consulting (non MBB). I have a wide range of interests and experiences, so getting to work across a mix of industries and projects with people from various backgrounds seems really exciting to me.


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

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    Hi Mr. California Dreamin’, this is Kristen from MBA Prep School. Congratulations on being a first generation college graduate and on your full tuition scholarship. While you are obviously aware that MBA feeder schools exist, having a strong reason why you pursued a non-feeder school as you do is helpful in explaining your academic decisions. It sounds as though you have had a solid career progression, though it is hard to gauge what your professional “big life wins” have been based on the limited info provided. I think you are targeting the correct range of programs based on your background. Your two biggest initial obstacles to overcome will be your GRE score and your age. You are teetering on the high end of the “work …

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