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Candidate:

Mr. CPA To MBA

About Me:

Accountant by trade, I started out in Engineering and switched to Accounting after my freshman year. I obtained my masters and an undergrad degree in accounting and sat and passed the CPA exam. Out of college I worked for a Big Four firm in their audit practice, before working at a tech startup and I now work in Workday Consulting in a startup.

Details:

Undergrad School: Texas A&M University - College Station

Undergrad Major: Accounting

GPA: 3.2

GMAT: Waived

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: Black or African American

Other Degree/Certification: Masters of Science and Bachelor of Science in Accounting

School Name: Texas A&M University - College Station

Extracurriculars: Board member of charity

Work History:

Title: Senior Auditor

Industry: Accounting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: Workday Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

Left my job at a tech startup to help rebuild my parents after a hurricane. Became board member of charity and raised a record amount of funds for them Saved company 50k.

Post MBA Goal:

Work as a VC analyst for a social venture fund.

Schools:

Target School: Kellogg

Status: Open

Considering: Darden, Ross, MIT Sloan

Invited to Interview: Ross, MIT Sloan

Rejected: Darden

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Mr. CPA to MBA,
    This is Debbie Choy, Senior Consultant at mbaMission. I like that you have a solid professional track record and demonstrated leadership with a charity. What a compelling personal story of helping your family and community rebuild! I think the Admissions Committee (AdCom) will be very interested in hearing this story of resilience, grit, and leadership within your community – consider including it in your essays where appropriate. I do think your GPA could be a concern, although alleviated somewhat by your passing the CPA. Is your MA GPA higher? Regardless, if there were any circumstances that affected your GPA, consider sharing this with AdCom through the optional essay. Overall, I think you have a competitive profile for Kellogg. I’m happy to …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi Mr. CPA to MBA, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. The good news is that Kellogg should not have any reason to double your ability to handle the academic rigor of their program with your accounting background. Your 3.2 GPA is lower than the average at Kellogg. But you’ve passed the CPA exam and have an MS – if your MS GPA is higher, this would be even a better story. I’m so sorry to hear about your family being affected by a hurricane – I am sure your help to them was invaluable. You will want to include, in an optional essay, why you left the tech company – to give insight to admissions. Congrats on raising funds through your board seat on the …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 17%

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  • 15%% | 2 years ago

    Texas A&M is a decent school, but the low GPA from this school coupled with no GMAT score indicates that your target schools are a long shot. It looks like you're banking on being a minority to stretch into a school you haven't earned your way into.
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