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Mr. Fortune 500

About Me:

20 years of work experience, volunteerism, and growing a side real estate business.


Undergrad School: Furman University

Undergrad Major: Business Administration

GPA: 2.2


Age: 44,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Real estate investment (26 properties), Former Jesuit Volunteer (an Americorps program)

Work History:

Title: Carrier

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 9 yrs, 4 mos

Big Life Wins:

Spent a year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, an Americorps program, after college. Grown a side real estate business to 26 properties, including 16 designated as affordable housing. Been with a Fortune 500 company for 9+ years in sales, finishing in the top 5 of 35 peers 8 out of 9 years in regards to quota. Last year largest % YoY growth out of 35 people.

Post MBA Goal:

Improve my performance at current employer. Build a bigger network. Learn the skills needed to grow my side business which started with purchasing rental properties and now involves developing 26 units.


Target School: IU Kelley

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Whoa. You’re 44 years old and you want to go to a full-time, two-year residential MBA program? I frankly think you are a better candidate for either an Executive MBA, where you will be in a classroom with people much like yourself with many more years of work experience, or an online MBA option that would allow you to continue in your job. In fact, since your post-MBA goal is to improve your performance at your current employer, I would highly recommend Kelly Direct, the school’s excellent online MBA option. You’ll meet and learn from more professionals like yourself, you won’t have to quit your job, and you can save a lot of money while accomplishing all your goals. And if you change your mind …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 20%

  • 20% | 11 months ago

    Do Kelley's online program. No need to give up your job, especially if you want to return there anyway.

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