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Candidate:

Mr. Dyslexic Salesman

About Me:

I have lived and worked in Canada my whole life. I am a former sales rep who has transitioned to a more consultative role leading sales enablement programs for a current employer. I have worked in tech throughout my career, and feel that an MBA will help aline me to become a Canadian tech leader.

Details:

Undergrad School: University of Toronto

Undergrad Major: Philosophy and Political Science

GPA: 2.9

GMAT: 720

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Software Development and Public Cloud Certs

Extracurriculars: Small Family Business, University Club Vice President, Local non-profit volunteering, and board of directors for family charity.

Work History:

Title: Technical Consultant

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 3 mos

Title: Account Executive

Industry: Technology

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Graduating University – struggled mightily due to learning disabilities early in life. Most teachers suggested I would inevitably fail. So, overcoming these issues feels like a great feat to me.

Setting up a family non-profit to help at-risk youth in Ontario.

Post MBA Goal:

I would like to work at a large enterprise tech company in the USA. My goal would be to soak up what I can and eventually come back to Canada to be a leader in the Canadian tech space.

Schools:

Status: Open

Considering: Cornell Johnson

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 32%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. Congratulations on successfully managing your learning disability, and for channeling your empathy into giving back to local youth in your community. It sounds like you’ve found a good niche in the tech space, now as a technical consultant.

    What schools will want to understand: what type of tech role do you see yourself in post-MBA (and a couple of potential companies), what are the skills you’ll be able to bring to it now, and what are the skills you need from an MBA to succeed? As long as you make these points clear in your applications and make a strong case for how McCombs will help, you’ll maximize your chances. Definitely make sure to emphasize your multifaceted …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. There’s a lot to be proud of in your profile — overcoming your disabilities to find success in your career and starting an organization to help at-risk youth. You have a solid GMAT and good work experience. I think you have a pretty good shot at McCombs and Cornell if you can really clearly articulate Why MBA/Why Now/Why Texas, Why Cornell? To do that, I suggest being very clear about the skills you’ve learned so far and what skills you still need to learn to reach your goals. Your ST goal should be more explicit, so I suggest naming a function in a tech organization. It looks like you’ve had sales/client management experience plus some more technical experience. …

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