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Mr. Hope-I-Get-In

About Me:

Food scientist responsible for quality and food safety of the 5th largest confectionary brand in the US.


Undergrad School: Drexel

Undergrad Major: Food Science

GPA: 3.62

GMAT: 720

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Pro-bono food consulting

Work History:

Title: Staff QA specialist

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 2 mos

Title: QA Manager

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

I worked as employee #1 for a start-up company where I was responsible for scaling up new technology. My work in this field resulted in a patent. I served as the quality subject matter expert for multiple new product launches including the sweets and snacks expo most innovative product of the year.

Post MBA Goal:

I am looking to leverage my passion for food into a career in brand management for a Fortune 500 CPG company.


Target School: Kellogg

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 53%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 55%

    Hi there! Kate Richardson, Senior Admissions Consultant here. First off, I really like your manufacturing experience. It’s less common than some expect within the b-school applicant pool and I’ve worked with several applicants who have successfully used their manufacturing experience to stand out. You’ve clearly had some big professional wins and are passionate about food science which really intrigues me. I’d want to dig into that passion more and help you come up with a specific and ambitious post MBA career path that leverages that science background + your startup experience + an MBA. On the surface, brand management for a CPG makes sense but I also think schools are eager to know what kind of long-term impact do you want to have? What problems …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 60%

    This is Donna Bauman, Senior Admissions Counselor at Stratus Admissions, and I like several aspects of your profile! First your food science background is different and will be an asset in your post MBA career goal of CPG brand management. You have a classic pedigree to fit into the strength of Kellogg CPG as your work as a QA specialist with the 5th largest confectionary brand in the US is a big plus. Your GPA and GMAT are solid too. I also like that your community service work doing pro bono food consulting ties into your career goals. I like your patent and your startup experience too! I see a bright future for you at Kellogg and can see you being an asset to the …

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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 45%

    Hi Mr. Hope-I-Get-In! This is Talon Rindels, Sr. Admissions Consultant at The MBA Exchange, Kellogg alum, and CPG devotee. Firstly, I must say, I’d hire you into brand management in a second after your MBA! A food science/manufacturing background is unique for an MBA candidate and would be great experience to have in your brand management toolkit. So, I have no concerns about you getting the job you want after your MBA. Your bigger hurdle will come with getting into the MBA program you desire. While you have a decent shot, your GMAT score is still below Kellogg’s 730 average, so proving your analytical capability will be key here. You could consider retaking the GMAT or engaging in …

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  • 65% | 2 months ago

    MBA Applications are on the decline and your numbers are great. I think your chances are better than others are saying
  • 35% | 2 months ago

    Your numbers look pretty good for Kellogg and you have great experience.
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