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Mr. Midwest Dreamer

About Me:

State school, boutique analytics consulting, then eventual executive for unknown b2b software startup. Worked full time as a manager of a ~$10 mil business unit and 40+ employees as a student. In consulting, I worked in predictive analytics. In the startup world, I oversee operations (tech implementation) and Sales/Marketing as COO.


Undergrad School: Midwest State School (mid-tier)

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.3

GMAT: 760

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Teach business analytics as visiting speaker for local universities

Work History:

Title: Director to COO

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Title: Analyst to Sr. Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

Graduating college and helping get a business off the ground. Directly responsible for orchestrating revenue growth in excess of 7 figures, as well as the development of IP for a startup venture. Publishing an economic research article.

Post MBA Goal:

Entrepreneurship. I am pursuing an MBA to think, for exposure to industry experts, and to network with potential co-founders and employees. I am interested in the intersection of predictive analytics and real world applications (which is the specialty of the company I’ve helped build). I have tons of ideas, and need time and space to explore them.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Wharton


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 40%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi Mr. Midwest dreamer, This is Donna Bauman with Stratus Admissions weighing in on your profile. I see a lot of things to like here! Beyond your very strong GMAT, I am particularly impressed with your progression in your post college roles and also your work experience during college in managing a large team and having direct impact on the business. You have a great mix of consulting and startup work and this all positions you well for your entrepreneurial interests. For HBS emphasize the leadership that you have developed both in college and in your current work. Your Midwest background is also a plus when applying to these east coast schools on your list. The softest spot I see is the 3.3 gpa, which …

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