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Mr. Ignacio

About Me:

I’m a 28-year-old male from Chile. I studied Business Administration at PUC, Chile’s top business school. I have over 4 years of experience in management and strategy consulting at Integration Consulting. I’ve delivered over 15 projects all over Latin America, in countries like Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, and Guatemala.    

I believe that my application will overall be excellent (cv, experience, leadership, recommendations, essays, GMAT, etc.). However, I’m aware that my GPA will be the main concern. I think that everything else might at least partially offset this aspect. Do you think that I can do anything else to strengthen my case? Should I adjust my universities?


Undergrad School: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Undergrad Major: Business Administration

GPA: 3.0

GMAT: 730

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino

Extracurriculars: I've been volunteering regularly since college mainly in education (as a volunteer teacher of mathematics, English and entrepreneurship) and in social causes (housing construction and community services) and most recently advising foundations on sales and planning strategy (mainly human rights and transgender rights organizations in Chile), In college I was very active as a teaching assistant of over 6 courses and participated in 2 investigations as a research assistant and did tutoring classes for underperforming students for 2 courses, I'm very interested in art and art history. I've been doing a professional certificate in art history for about a year with great grades and I've taken several art courses before.

Work History:

Title: Management Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 5 yrs, 4 mos

Big Life Wins:

I have been promoted 4 times, faster than my peers. Also, I’ve been exceptionally assigned the role of Co-manager for my office (southern cone – Chile and Argentina), which means that I’m co-responsible for team allocation, team development & promotions discussions, P&L, sales supervision, and general office administration.

Post MBA Goal:

– In the medium term, my main goal is to return to my firm and lead its growth in Chile. My vision is to turn Integration into one of the Top 5 local consulting firms.
– In the long term, I see myself as a managing partner, leading my company’s growth into other markets in the region, mainly Colombia and Peru.


Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: MIT Sloan, Berkeley Haas, Kellogg, NYU Stern, Yale


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 42%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 45%

    Hi Mr. Ignacio, this is Julie-Anne Heafey with mbaMission. Wow, Chile – I was supposed to go there before Coronavirus hit, what an amazing place. I agree with Melisa that your profile is strong apart from your GPA and yes, an A in a graded course from a well regarded US program is a good idea to offset a lower-GPA….in your case though, I would just want to clarify what you are talking about with the 3.0. Have you converted to a 4.0 scale or is this off the normal PUC 7.0 scale? If you’ve converted it, that will make a difference and of course impact you less than if you are talking about a 3.0/7.0! 🙂 My assumption is that …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi Mr. Ignacio, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. I’d agree with your assessment that you have a very strong profile overall, assuming you can tell a compelling and authentic story – which based on the little writing you have here is probably the case. I am also assuming based on your returning to your firm that you have that option, which is a big win as you already have a job post-MBA. So your GPA… First, obviously it is what it is. The fact that you have had a very successful career and a strong GMAT since will show you can handle the academic rigor of the program. I’d want to know if there is something that you can point to that impacted your GPA? …

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