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Candidate:

Mr. JD To MBA

About Me:

Raised in seven countries, fluent in three languages. I currently work for the top law firm in the world as a corporate attorney. I also attended Stanford Law School.

Details:

Undergrad School: Wake Forest

Undergrad Major: Sociology

GPA: 3.01

GRE: 326

Age: 32,  Ethnicity: Black or African American

Other Degree/Certification: MA Law

School Name: University of Bristol

Extracurriculars: Record Expungement Cinic, Gender Marker and Name Change Clinic, Little Angels Foundation

Work History:

Title: Associate

Industry: Law

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Development Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Economic Policy

Length of Employment: 5 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Co-founded a development consultancy where I worked on trade policy and financial sector integration. Primarily worked with the State Department, UNDP, and Regional trade organization and creating harmonized trade and financial regulations to increase intra-regional trade flows. Helped negotiate the proposed EU – EPA trade deal with ECOWAS.

Post MBA Goal:

Aiming to work in impact investment focused on emerging markets, leveraging my prior experience in trade policy and financial sector integration.

Schools:

Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Wharton, Harvard, Columbia, Chicago Booth, Kellogg, Duke Fuqua

Invited to Interview: Columbia, Chicago Booth, Duke Fuqua

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 28%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 25%

    You have a fascinating profile. You attended Stanford Law School but got your law degree from the University of Bristol in the U.K.? Not sure why you would leave Stanford for Bristol but it will immediately raise questions. Your GPA and GRE are below Stanford’s averages but clearly you were accepted to Stanford Law, which is not easy to do in the first place, and now work for the top law firm in the world as a corporate attorney. That is a highly selective job. Your post-MBA goal makes total sense, given your experience on trade policy. Your invites to interview from Columbia, Booth and Duke are also, obviously, a good sign. But as you surely know, Stanford GSB is a crap shoot because the …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi Mr. JD to MBA, thanks for posting. This is Kate Richardson, Senior Admissions Consultant. Congrats on the interview invites so far. If you’ve been invited to Booth and Columbia, you’re in range for GSB too, but GSB is a whole different ballgame with a much lower acceptance rate. I think you have an excellent work profile that GSB will really like, especially the public/private sector work and co-founder experience. And your goals align well with GSB’s offerings and motto to change the world. I’m going to assume you did an LLM or brief stay at Stanford Law, in which case, your ties to the school may be a slight boost to your admissions chances. I also think your international upbringing and global outlook …

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  • 5% | 8 months ago

    "I also attended Stanford Law School" raises concerns because it is not clear as to whether this was for an academic year or for a special industry related seminar.
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