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Mr. First Generation College Graduate

About Me:

Been working for my family business for 5 Years and worked in Banking and at a Big4 for 1.5 years. I lived and worked in three countries and I am now looking for a school where my spouse and I can be surrounded by like-minded people.


Undergrad School: Top Swiss hotel school

Undergrad Major: Hospitality

GPA: Low

GRE: 324

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Founder of NGO to support Edd tech startups of 300+ Students, and a Visiting speaker W/S/H where I present a case study about my efforts to unify the family business.

Work History:

Title: Director Finance

Industry: Retail

Company: Other

Length of Employment: 6 yrs, 5 mos

Big Life Wins:

Teaching hotel valuation at my undergraduate institution as a visiting speaker as well as H/W/S where they wrote a case study of how I unified my family in times of distress.

Post MBA Goal:

Investment Banking


Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: MIT Sloan, Columbia, Tuck, Chicago Booth, Cornell Johnson, NYU Stern


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Mr. First Generation College Graduate,
    Congrats on getting a case study written up about your family business as well as being a guest speaker – that must have been thrilling! This is Debbie Choy at mbaMission. I think you have a lot of strengths in your profile – from turning around your family business to starting a NGO to support education. Your GRE score is a shade below the average at Wharton, which combined with your low GPA, could be a concern for the Admissions Committee. If possible, I suggest retaking the test. Alternatively, you could look into demonstrating your academic capability by taking classes through online platform – the best ones are those that are reputable and graded. Doing well in these courses could …

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