Mr. High School Dropout

About Me:

I am a Native American high school dropout, but put myself through college and graduated top of my class. I worked in investment finance for 3 years after working 1 year in corporate finance at a PE-backed company. I am an Eagle Scout and I have been a scout leader for ~3 years where I oversaw ~15 boys and taught them life skills.


Target School: Stanford GSB

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Brigham Young University - Hawaii

Undergrad Major: Accounting

GPA: 4.0/4.0

GRE: 330

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: Native American

Other Degree/Certification: CPA

Extracurriculars: Scout Leader for Boy Scouts for 3 years, Management Society President - 250 members, 2 year LDS/Mormon Service Missionary

Work History:

Title: Equity Research Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 4 mos

Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

I put myself through school and graduated debt-free with a cumulative 4.0 GPA, and I am a high school dropout. Dropped out of high school during freshman because it was an inefficient use of my time. I taught myself English, algebra, and trigonometry with books from the library. I have my CPA and working on CFA. I am an Eagle Scout.

Post MBA Goal:

Long term goal is to be a CIO at a major investment fund that focuses on fixing the criminal justice system.


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The Experts Rate The Odds At: 18%

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  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. High School Dropout,
    This is Debbie Choy, GSB alum and Senior Consultant at mbaMission. What an interesting profile! I love your personal story of growth and resilience. The GSB especially appreciates candidates who are smart – not just “book smart” but also intellectually curious. From what you’ve done, I see that clearly. I also like that you’re grounded in your community and a leader. Based on your professional experiences, your career goals make sense, although be sure to explain your specific interest in the criminal justice system. Further, be sure to peel back the onion in your essays to help the reader get to know you better – what motivates you, what drives you? Although your achievements are impressive, the Admissions Committee also wants …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling Odds Assessment: 20%

    Mr. High School Dropout – Aloha and thanks for sharing your profile. Susan Cera from Stratus here.

    As a mother of two Eagle Scouts, I know the commitment that it takes to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. I’m thrilled that you continue to be involved as a leader in scouting. These achievements and activities will allow you to showcase how you have changed lives and changed organizations.

    You have solid stats. A 4.0 is a 4.0 whether it is from Harvard, MIT or any other university. Stanford values applicants who have made the most of their undergrad experiences, regardless of what school they attended and it appears you have done just that.

    I suspect that you have a personal story that explains why fixing the criminal …

    4 years ago Read the full review

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