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Mr. Community College

About Me:

I am a first generation American and student who was raised by a single parent. Due to my families financial difficulties I could not afford to go away to school, and instead worked 45-50 hours a week while attending my local community college after high school. I then subsequently transferred to a top institution.


Undergrad School: University of Michigan

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.0

GRE: 318

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White


Work History:

Title: Hedge Fund Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: Investment Banking Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

I worked my way up from community college to a top public institution. From there, I landed at a middle-market investment bank followed by my current job at a sizeable hedge fund despite “mediocre” grades which were largely attributable to an illness in the family.

Post MBA Goal:

Want to work in impact investing / social impact by leveraging my financial skills and life experiences.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Wharton, MIT Sloan


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Mr. Community College,
    This is Debbie Choy, GSB alum and Senior Consultant at mbaMission. I think you have a lot of strengths in your profile! I like that you pulled yourself up by the bootstraps to attend Michigan, and end up in banking and now a hedge fund. That said, it’s important to weave into your narrative how you overcame challenges and why you are passionate about social impact investing. I imagine your life experiences have given you a unique perspective on this topic. Also, have you been involved with community organizations? The admissions committee does like to see that you’ve demonstrated leadership within your community through volunteering and other activities. Also, these activities would give you another perspective on how to make a social impact. …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Mr. Community College – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus.

    I’m giving what I think are your odds for Stanford GSB which I’m putting slightly above the overall admit rate. I suspect that if you are able to unpack a narrative around your personal upbringing and connect it to the vision you have for social impact investing you will get strong consideration. While your stats are below average, your story could carry you.

    Your odds at Wharton and MIT Sloan are likely about the same (being below their averages) because they aren’t as interested in the ‘spike’ factor that Stanford looks for.

    Wishing you all the best on your application journey.

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  • 5% | 3 weeks ago

    Hey man best of luck. My profile is EXTREMELY similar to yours (first gen CC -> top public -> hedge fund and a low GPA). I have a 3.0 while working in college and a 770 GMAT. I got rejected from GSB + HBS but invites to CBS + Kellogg. I have strong volunteer activity for the underprivileged which is what has set me apart.
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