Mr. Low GPA 2

About Me:

I am a proven Sales and Marketing professional with engineering, operations, and sales experience. Throughout my career, I have leveraged my relationship building skills to grow key accounts and win new business. I have also led a digital transformation for a medium sized business to improve efficiency with sales workflow and processes.


Target School: Tepper

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Virginia Tech

Undergrad Major: Mining and Minerals Engineering

GPA: 2.3

GMAT: 710

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino

Extracurriculars: Program Director for Minds Matter, Mentor for Minds Matter

Work History:

Title: Sales & Marketing Manager

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Title: Inside Sales Representative

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Big Life Wins:

One big life win for me was overcoming depression and recovering from a downward spiral. I was suspended from college for a semester and that gave me the wake up call to grow up and take back control of my life. Since the suspension; I made the dean’s list, I was named the top rookie sales rep, and I was offered a sales and marketing manager role.

Post MBA Goal:

After earning my MBA, I plan on becoming a manager and eventually an exec at a company that is changing the world for the better. A company like Tesla or a sustainable technology company.


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The Experts Rate The Odds At: 48%

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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 50%

    I’m a sucker for a comeback story and your narrative puts a real smile on my face. You obviously came through a very difficult period in your life and are willing to share it with others. That is an admirable and courageous trait that will serve you well in applying to a highly selective business school. It also helps to explain away your mediocre GPA of 2.3 in an era of grade inflation. At least you got it in a difficult subject at a highly credible university. Thankfully, you got a 710 GMAT score, nicely above Tepper’s 687 class average. Given your low GPA, you would substantially increase your odds by adding another 10 or 20 points to that GMAT score. You have solid work …

    4 years ago Read the full review
  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 50%

    It looks like you’ve built a strong career in sales & marketing so far! I’m glad to see that your GMAT score is solid, as that will help offset your low GPA. Even so, I’d 1.) retake to bump it up 10-20+ points, as every bit will help and 2.) address the GPA in your optional essay, highlighting the circumstances you mentioned and how you were able to turn things around. Also, be clear about your career goals: When you say “exec” at a company, what function do you mean? Explain what type of role you see yourself in the transferrable skills you’ll bring to it, and how an MBA from Tepper will help you achieve it. And speaking of that …

    4 years ago Read the full review
  • Stratus Admissions Counseling Odds Assessment: 45%

    Mr. Low GPA 2, first off I am so happy you have recovered and on a great track! That is the most important thing. But since B school is your next thing let’s talk about that. I am glad you were able to turn around your academic experience; I agree with my peers on getting that GMAT score up, that will help. Think about the skills you need to get from the degree so you can be much more specific about why you need the degree and why Tepper is the place for you. What are the clubs, classes, groups that you will take advantage of that will help you reach your dreams. You are going to have to craft a …

    4 years ago Read the full review

The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 16%

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  • 20% | 4 years ago

    Your GMAT's pretty good, and a low undergraduate GPA in Engineering is certainly looked upon better than being an English Major with a low GPA. Furthermore you've managed to present a an explanation that provides a decent narrative arc connecting the person that you were during undergrad to the professionally successful person you are presently. Being honest about failure is certainly a skill, although I think that you should leave it as "taking control of my own life." The "grow up" thing sets up your struggles as immaturity as opposed to what they are: "actual mental health struggles that can affect anybody". The last thing I would say is that when talking about your goals, you might want to be a bit more specific ...
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