Mr. Mediocre Scores, Great WE

About Me:

Applying for Foster TMMBA (tech mba, average GMAT is 579) 309 GRE, 2.7 GPA from SUNY Binghamton, 9 years of tech WE including 3 years at FAANG. Continuous upward trajectory for career, lots of mentorship/leadership and exhibited throughout career.


Undergrad School: SUNY Binghamton

Undergrad Major: Information Systems

GPA: 2.7

GRE: 309

Age: 36,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian


Work History:

Title: Engineer

Industry: Technology

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: Senior Engineer

Industry: Nonprofit / B-Corp

Company: Non profit

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Post MBA Goal:

Director of Engineering / Manager.


Status: Open

Considering: McCombs School of Business


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 35%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi Mr. Mediocre Scores, this is Kate Richardson with mbaMission. Your WE does sound quite strong and very much in line with what Foster looks for in TMMBA applicants – average is about 10 years, upward trajectory, leadership experience. You check all those boxes. With programs like TMMBA that target more experienced candidates, I typically find that academic pieces of your profile (GRE / GPA) are a bit less important, though still considered. I do worry that the combination of your stats could be a challenge. It would be nice to have a higher GRE to mitigate your GPA. I think your odds come down to how unique your work accomplishments, recommendations, and essay are. If you can communicate a strong fit with the program …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 50%

  • 50% | 3 months ago

    Decision may be based largely on your employer as well as your job function. Reason for seeking an MBA at this point in your career will be important. Students at UW-Foster tend to be older than at most other top MBA programs.
  • 50% | 3 months ago

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