Mr. Hail Mary 740

About Me:

Chem>Kineseology>PolySci>Philosophy w/ Law focus & after an internship, realized law was not for me. Considered changing major again; Mom was diagnosed with cancer & wanted to graduate to help support. I work at a law firm now that does M&A and fell in love. Took 2 semesters of Finance Pre-Req courses at alma mater while working FT & received 6 A’s.


Undergrad School: Large State School

Undergrad Major: Philosophy

GPA: 2.94

GMAT: 740

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Black or African American

Extracurriculars: Served on National UG Council & District President of UG for Fraternity

Work History:

Title: System Admin

Industry: Technology

Company: Other

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Started career in Tech Support. Promoted 3 times in the first year & leveraged that to gain a Tech role at large insurance comp. Using that experience, made a lateral move to my current Firm. Within 8 mo. promoted to a System Admin. In this position, I’m the head of the Regional IT Department; responsible for running our largest regional office.

Post MBA Goal:

Work in the Tech Investment Banking.


Target School: NYU Stern


Considering: Duke Fuqua, Cornell Johnson, Berkeley Haas, Harvard, Tuck, Yale


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 45%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 45%

    Hello Mr. Hail Mary 740 —you had me at Hail Mary—you demonstrate the power of a catchy opening line—I am Donna Bauman with Stratus Admissions and I read your story to understand where the Hail Mary comes from! It sounds like you are a deep thinker and that you have lived through a lot of big things in your 27 years. First I want to say I hope your mom is doing well and that she should be proud of the son she raised! You have come to your interest in investment banking in the most unusual way—but you sound sincere and also very motivated. I am impressed that you took so many finance pre-req courses while working FT. Your 740 GMAT tells me you …

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