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Mr. Construction Manager

About Me:

I have managed two multi-family/apartment complex developments in NC (totaling $88 million dollars) and I am currently managing the construction of a major industrial facility ($600+ million) and I am OSHA certified. I was able to serve the community through multiple athletic and school events. Schools Applying: Mendoza, MSU Broad, U of M Ross, IU Kelley.


Undergrad School: Hope College

Undergrad Major: Civil Engineering

GPA: 3.02

GRE: 680

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: 4-Year NCAA Soccer Player (2 years at D1 level and 2 years at D3 level), C1 Fluency in French, Multiple service/volunteering trips to Jamaica to aid in building a church

Work History:

Title: Assistant Project Manager

Industry: Construction Management

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

My immediate supervisor left the company half-way through my final multi-family project in North Carolina. I was given the opportunity to manage and finish this project on my own and take a step forward in leadership, negotiations, and financials. I was selected to be on my current project which is the largest in company history.

Post MBA Goal:

Post MBA career goal would be pursuing a career in consulting with the long term goal return to the industry and ultimately become a C-level executive at a real estate development company, general contractor, or if possible an athletic franchise.


Target School: IU Kelley

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 48%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Hi Mr. Construction Manager! This is Kate Richardson, Senior Admissions Consultant. I recently worked with a project manager from the construction management field and was impressed by the mix of activities the role entailed, especially in regards to negotiating with and managing all different groups of contractors, workers, owners, etc. It sounds like you had a great stretch experience with your supervisor leaving and you stepped up to the challenge! I think in your case too, the mix of residential and industrial work will be appealing and show versatility. In terms of your stats, your GMAT is in range for Kelley and even a bit above their average. Your GPA is on the lower side though, but I often see that for engineers, so hopefully …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 45%

    Hi Mr. Construction Manager, this is Donna Bauman with Stratus Admissions and I like your residential and commercial construction management background. Coupled with your extracurriculars of being a student athlete and being involved in service trips, I like your profile. So many people in MBA programs work in service industries—but you have built things and that brings some great diversity to the classroom. Your 680 GMAT is not out of the park, but it is solid and I think given your school list you have the best shots at MSU Broad, IU Kelley and Mendoza. I see Ross as the biggest stretch because their GMAT avg is 720 and also their gpa avg is higher. I also think with your work experience in North Carolina …

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