Mr. Gay Social Scientist

About Me:

I recently finished grad school. I did poorly in college due to illness (which has since been treated), but did fairly well in my MS. I really enjoyed the statistical training of it and am considering an MBA. Before grad school, I worked as an analyst for a small fin-tech firm, but I’ve also worked in restaurants, dorms, and led research.


Target School: Yale

Considering: Emory Goizueta, NYU Stern

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Regional liberal arts college

Undergrad Major: Sociology

GPA: 2.75 undergrad, 3.8 in MS

GMAT: 740

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: Native American

Other Degree/Certification: MS - Social Science

School Name: Rgional university in South Carolina

Extracurriculars: In college, I was a resident assistant for two years and led a team of peer counselors on a suicide prevention team for a year and a half. I also held a research role with an urban policy and economics center for three semesters. I also attended protests for gay pride groups freshman year.

Work History:

Title: Workforce Management Analyst

Industry: Technology

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 2 mos

Title: Research Assistant

Industry: Education

Company: Other

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

I enjoy hiking, and hiked from the top of NC to the southern border in four days when I was 17. Despite my mediocre grades, I finished college in three years.

Post MBA Goal:

I’d like to become a consultant, preferably at a large firm. I’d like to be able to use my background in research and knowledge of social psychology.


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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi Mr. Gay Social Scientist, This is Donna Bauman with Stratus Admissions. The biggest question you may face is convincing someone you now need an MBA right after your other Master’s program. So be prepared to answer that question. I would also like to see you say more about an industry or problem that interests you. I see you have some fintech background but it looks like your strong interest is in urban policy. When you think about consulting, rather than just naming the big firms, think about some of the niche firms that may value your background and how you can leverage your social sciences background in your post MBA role. While the 2.75 is not a stellar GPA as you know, I have …

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    Do you hold a tribal ID card? If not my odds go down to 10%. Native Americans are the single most underrepresented group by an enormous margin.

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