Mr. Ivy League Marine D1 Athlete Consultant

About Me:

Served in the Marine Corps for 4 years and then went to Columbia University for undergrad and now in Management Consulting.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Considering: Wharton, MIT Sloan

See More Profiles For: Stanford GSB

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Columbia University

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.2

GRE: 305

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: D1 Athlete Rowing, Volunteer with Big siblings program, and Supported the Afghanistan refugee crisis.

Work History:

Title: Management Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos

Title: Corporal

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Marines

Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Deployment to Afghanistan during operation enduring freedom
– D1 Athlete for Rowing at Columbia University
– At a top Consulting firm in New York City
– Started an Investment firm in web 3, Private market, and public market

Post MBA Goal:

Go into VC or big tech.


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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 15%

    This is quite an impressive profile. Four years in the U.S. Marines, including a deployment in Afghanistan, an undergraduate degree from Columbia University in economics where you compete on the rowing team, and then you land a job with a top management consulting firm. So what could go wrong with a Stanford application? The weaker parts of your profile are your GRE score of 305 (25 points below the latest GSB class average) and a GPA of 3.2 (vs. Stanford’s 3.78 average). If it were up to me, I would welcome you to Stanford with open arms. Your service to our country, your entry into a highly selective Ivy League university, and your employment at a highly selective consulting firm tell me that you are …

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  • Admissionado | Odds Assessment: 25%

    You will definitely earn points for your service to your country and your demonstrated leadership ability. The fact that you achieved success in the military *prior* to Ivy League undergraduate attendance will make you an interesting outlier. Your candidacy would be much stronger if your GPA and GRE scores were higher. Is there a reason for the low undergraduate GPA? (For instance, PTSD post marine service or being a young father at the start of UG and then achieving an upward GPA trajectory over the course of UG after your first 3 semesters). Your low GRE score seems odd given your Ivy League attendance and your success in MBB. Did you practice the GMAT to make sure that you favor the GRE? Taking a GMAT …

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