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Mr. MacGruber

About Me:

Internships at: SEC, White House, Senator’s office


Undergrad School: Cornell University

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.7

GRE: 313

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: JD

School Name: Northwestern University School of Law


Work History:

Title: Attorney

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Army

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Post MBA Goal:



Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB, Berkeley Haas, MIT Sloan, Wharton

Invited to Interview: Berkeley Haas


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

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

    Congrats on your invite to interview at Haas. Berkeley’s MBA program is a tough one to crack because the incoming class size is small (283) and the admit rate is just 17.7%, lower than Wharton, Chicago Booth, Columbia, and Kellogg. While your GRE score is 13 points below the class average of 326, you do have degrees from highly selective universities: Cornell and Northwestern and I assume you qualify as a military candidate given your service as an attorney in the U.S. Army. I don’t imagine many military attorneys apply to HBS so that puts you in your own bucket. My guess is Harvard will at least want to take a look at you, despite your low GRE, but if you have time and can …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hey, this is Julie-Anne Heafey from mbaMission. Congrats on your interview invite to Haas!
    Your profile is very brief, so it’s a little bit hard to figure out what’s happening, and a pretty key aspect for HBS is what kind of impact you’ve had where you are and what you’ll add to the classroom. Obviously, we don’t know what’s behind your pivot from law to business, and that will be an important part of your application. It’s not impossible, and I’ve worked with similar candidates who managed to do it successfully, but you will need to convince the schools of your motivation and show them both that you can handle the switch and add a valuable perspective to the classroom. …

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  • 25% | 2 years ago

    GRE is surprisingly low. Retake and the rest of your profile will get you in the door.

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