Mr. Environmental Sustainability

About Me:

My upbringing as an avid fisherman and environmentalist has driven me to pursue an MBA that will elevate me to a non-profit leadership role where I can influence environmental action.


See More Profiles For: Yale

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: University of Maryland, College Park

Undergrad Major: Environmental Science and Policy

GPA: 3.733

GRE: 326

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: LEED AP for OM

School Name: USGBC

Extracurriculars: Competitive and recreational bass fishing, Volunteering at National Zoo, food bank, National Park Service

Work History:

Title: Facilities IT & Energy Coordinator

Industry: Nonprofit / B-Corp

Company: Major NGO/NPO

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 2 mos

Title: Program Director (Term Appointment)

Industry: Nonprofit / B-Corp

Company: Start-Up In Selected Industry

Length of Employment: 10 mos

Big Life Wins:

Receiving LEED AP for OM Winning bass fishing tournaments as a 16 year old fishing against adults Volunteering with the National Zoo and National Park Service Being involved in the construction of a new building on our campus and producing some of the associated sustainability material

Post MBA Goal:

After receiving an MBA, I plan to pursue a leadership role with an environmentally focused non profit. The path to this role may involve some work in sustainability or environmental impact consulting.


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The Experts Rate The Odds At: 21%

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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 30%

    You have the raw stats to get in. The question is whether the nonprofit you are working for has the kind of prestige that a Yale SOM acceptance would warrant. I am going to assume it does because you refer to your involvement “in the construction of a new building on our campus and producing some of the associated sustainability material.” You also sound like you belong at Yale, given your background and your goal to land a “non-profit leadership role where I can influence environmental action.” That said, Yale SOM turns down 75% of the applicants who apply to its MBA program and the admissions team is likely to see a good number of candidates with similar profiles. So it comes down to this: …

    4 years ago Read the full review
  • Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Mr Environmental Sustainability! This is Talon Rindels, Sr. Admission Consultant for The MBA Exchange and fellow bass fisher(wo)man! You and my brother should talk, as he has more bass trophies than I can count and started collecting them back in high school as well. For you, admission to Yale or any other school on your list isn’t about the numbers at all (as you’ve got them); it’s about how you tell your story. It seems as though you’ll be able to communicate your passion for your goal quite well given your environmental work/outdoors nature, so I’m not worried about your authenticity there. I think the key for you will be in articulating how your work experience makes you the …

    4 years ago Read the full review
  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hello Mr. Environmental Sustainability! Krista Nannery from mbaMission here. Thanks for posting.

    If we were doing a telephone consultation, I’d want to dive deep into your current work. What does a Facilities IT & Energy Coordinator do? How many people do you manage? How big is your budget? How big/important is this NGO that you work for? B-schools want to make sure that you have an interesting perspective to add to the class. It can help to have some good brands on your resume that AdComs know, and important work that b-schools understand.

    Then, I would want to understand your goals a bit more. How is your post-MBA short-term goal different from what you are doing now? Why do you need an MBA to to …

    4 years ago Read the full review
  • Stratus Admissions Counseling Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi, this is Melisa from Stratus Admissions. You seem to be closely aligned with Yale’s mission and focus, as are many others with community-minded (non-profit/NGO) career goals. So while you stats put you in a good place, you will need to tell a compelling story to stand out. The two areas on which to focus are work experience and goals. With the limited info provided, I would want to dig further on your leadership experience both professionally and personally. While you have highlighted your volunteer experience – I would want to hear about the impact you have made within these organizations. If your leadership experience is limited, you may want to consider spending another year working – giving you additional time to seek leadership opportunities …

    4 years ago Read the full review

The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 35%

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  • 75% | 4 years ago

    Compelling backstory with the environmental angle. With current job recommendation seems like a shoe-in for any of the schools he's considering!

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