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Candidate:

Mr. Marketing Director

About Me:

Worked at an advertising agency as a regional lead for FT500 companies for 2 years. Headhunted and hired as the youngest executive at a CPG company at age 25. Promoted to Regional Executive Director Marketing at 27. Total of 8 years. Lots of international experience.

Details:

Undergrad School: International

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.3

GMAT: 710

Age: 31,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars:

Work History:

Title: Marketing Director - region

Industry: CPG

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 6 yrs

Title: Account Manager

Industry: Marketing

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Post MBA Goal:

Business development at a large CPG company like Nike. Long-term goal VP level regional position.

Schools:

Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Tuck, Columbia, Cornell Johnson, Kellogg, London Business School

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 22%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 40%

    OK, Mr. Marketing Director, I have a little bit of a different take on your background. This is Julie-Anne Heafey from mbaMission. Look, I agree that your GPA is on the lower side, and your GMAT is indeed below average for Wharton. I really encourage you to retake that GMAT if at all possible because Wharton’s such a competitive school on that front. You’re also a little on the older side – the sweet spot for 2 year programs is usually up to around 30ish and then you start approaching part-time/mid-career EMBA program suitability, so you are at the edge there. Finally, I wonder about how your goals fit into your current work (Nike is a super cool company, but …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hello Mr. Marketing Director, it’s Lisa Cummings of Stratus Admissions. I agree with my peers that your stats are a bit low for your targets. It will also matter to the schools if you yourself are an international student, and if so, where from, or did you just get your undergrad degree abroad? The candidate pools from some countries are large, making them more competitive. On the plus side your experience in advertising will set you apart, but your years of work experience may be seen as a negative, especially from the viewpoint of potential employers, so that is someting to keep in mind, even though you want to pivot. Do you think you could get the skills you need in a …

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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Mr. Marketing Director. This is Talon Rindels, Sr. Admissions Consultant at The MBA Exchange. At 9%, Wharton has one of the lowest acceptance rates of any program and I’m going to rank your chances right at that for a couple of reasons. First off, your GPA isn’t doing you any favors, as it’s 0.3 pts lower than their average of 3.6. And, unfortunately, your GMAT isn’t helping to offset that and convince them that you are the brightest of the bright, as it is 22 points lower than their average. Even the middle 80% range is 700-770, so you are definitely at the lower end of their admits and, thus, the rest of your application will need to be …

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