Mr. Deferred Admission

About Me:

From a fairly small town in the South (only 1 M7 candidate ever), farmhand for most of childhood, transferred from an elite LAC (3.95), created my own major on how education can promote sustainable economic development (completing honors thesis). Planning to serve as a Fulbright ETA fellow and then work for an international EdTech startup.


Undergrad School: Top 5 Public

Undergrad Major: International Development and History

GPA: 3.99

GRE: 329

Age: 21,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Honor System (attorney general staff), Large university philanthropy organization (board member), fraternity philanthropy chair, Business school portfolio sector chair - manage all stocks within my sector and lead a team of analysts

Work History:

Title: Intern

Industry: Nonprofit / B-Corp

Company: Major NGO/NPO

Length of Employment: , 6 mos

Title: Intern

Industry: Education

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: , 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Current work (UN subsidiary): Evaluating financial institutions’ technological resources and services for clients with disabilities. Working with international stakeholders (many C-level executives) in over 100 countries to promote accessible and assistive ICT solutions in financial services. Publishing and presenting research at global summits.

Post MBA Goal:

With an MBA, I hope to transition to a career in consulting and work on projects involving education technology reform in emerging countries and low SES areas of the United States. I hope to work for an MBB or another large firm in their education sector for a few years before founding a start-up in the EdTech field.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Chicago Booth, Darden, Wharton, Kellogg, MIT Sloan


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 35%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson. Wow — what an impressive profile you’ve got! Your stats are just what the deferred programs are looking for. They want to lock in the best talent early and I imagine all of these programs will be interested in you. Be sure to be very clear about why in 2, 3 or 4 years the MBA will be just what you need to gain the skills that will help propel you on your path to consulting and ultimately becoming an entrepreneur in ed tech. You have great roles to serve in before the MBA that will be impressive. So many candidates are coming from consulting and banking that I think this will be a differentiator, as will be coming from a …

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