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Mr. Future MBA

About Me:

As a first-generation student, I, unfortunately, made a relatively poor choice when choosing my college major which was based on values that I no longer hold. I wish I had finished off my degree with Physics, but nonetheless, I am interested in pursuing an MBA to elevate my opportunities in the tech industry.


Undergrad School: Non-target, Private school (~ top 75)

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.78

GMAT: 740

Age: 21,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Boys and Girls Club - Tutor, Budget Allocation Committee - Board Member, Engineering Club - Active Member

Work History:

Title: N/A



Length of Employment:

Big Life Wins:

I have no work experience as I am applying as a Senior in college, but I would consider my stats (GMAT and GPA) to be big wins in my life. As previously stated, I am a first-generation student and also come from a low-socioeconomic background, so I hope that these stats hold more meaning through this.

Post MBA Goal:

My long term goal is to become an impactful leader in the tech industry. I would like to hold an executive role in a tech start-up or high-growth company.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Wharton, MIT Sloan


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 5%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 5%

    For someone who regrets his choice of study, you’ve done really well with a 3.78 GPA in econ. Your GMAT score of 740 is ten points above the GSB median. The deferred admission program at Stanford is a tough one because you will be competing with Ivy League, Near-Ivy and Public Ivy graduates to get in and they likely have better stories (strong internships at highly selective companies, more leadership responsibility in their extras). So you are wise to also put your eggs in a few baskets at HBS, Wharton and MIT. I would frankly add a couple of other schools in the mix: perhaps Yale and Darden to give you other options in the event you don’t make the cut. I despise the idea …

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  • 5% | 1 month ago

    Deferred programs are extremely competitive. They tend to have higher stats that regular admissions, meaning your 3.78 and 740 are average at best for Stanford GSB. And when you come from a non-target university, just being average is an issue. More importantly, there is no excuse to not have any work experience. Most successful deferred applicants have a record of success interning at top companies - I'm a deferred HBS admit and I cant' tell you how many of my classmates interned at companies like Google, Tesla, or MBB. Finally, your EC's don't show a record of leadership, nor do they show a world changing attitude. You are highly unlikely to be admitted to Stanford as a deferred candidate. Get some great work experience and in 4 ...
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