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Candidate:

Mr. Danish Raised, US Based

About Me:

I come with a strong international background: I have lived abroad for almost 5 years at this point: 1 year in Spain, 6 months in Singapore, and 3 years in the USA. My work experience is in the renewables industry. I have some direct leadership experience from a direct report + managing several product development projects.

Details:

Undergrad School: Copenhagen Business School

Undergrad Major: Project Management

GPA: 10.6 out of 12

GMAT: 710

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Advisor at Pacific Community Ventures, Member of The Mobile School of Water, Board member at the Study Board (Copenhagen Business School)

Work History:

Title: Sales & Business Development Manager

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Secured +1m USD grant for new product development. Winning applications are usually written by specialized consulting firms. Spearheaded organization-wide project evaluations to capture organizational learning.

Post MBA Goal:

Join a large energy firm and work with the development of renewable energy infrastructure, such as solar and wind.

Schools:

Target School: Kellogg

Status: Open

Considering: Berkeley Haas, Columbia, London Business School, Harvard, MIT Sloan

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 45%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 40%

    I like you and I think Kellogg will, too. You bring valuable international experience and perspective to the game. Your basic stats are strong, though I wish you had another 20 points on your GMAT score but I hope that doesn’t matter to you. You are also from an underrepresented country and industry, and I think that will count for a lot as will your post-MBA goal to work in the renewables space.

    11 months ago
  • Gatehouse Admissions | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Hi Mr. Danish Raised, US Based – Oooh, I’m intrigued by your experience and onfident that Kellogg – and the other schools on your list! – will be too. Pros: your international experience, your management experience (it’s rare that someone at your tenure has direct management experience), your industry & goals (renewables), and even your role (sales/project management). Considerations: for someone in Sales, gaining admittance to business school is never a given. The worry is that someone in Sales may be too focused on transactions. How to work around this? Focus on the people interactions – working with someone to meet their needs, your efforts leading product dev initiatives, and your efforts codifying organization learning. I’ve got …

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