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Candidate:

Mr. My Turn

About Me:

I work as an Account Manager at a growing tech/marketing startup that works primarily in the political space. While the company has ~40 employees (12 when I started), I’m directly responsible for managing accounts with several Fortune 500 and 200 companies. I’ve also worked on creative direction for political-side clients (think Biden).

Details:

Undergrad School: University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign)

Undergrad Major: Media & Cinema Studies

GPA: 3.34

GMAT: 760

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Co-founder of non-profit designed to develop a co-op system of employee-owned businesses on Southside of Chicago (all other founders are U Chicago grad students), Communications Director of grassroots a political campaign that attempted to primary a US Congressman on Chicago's Southside, Editor/producer of a NYC-based comedian's podcast and of his forthcoming, debut stand-up special

Work History:

Title: Account Manager

Industry: Marketing

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Title: Co-Founder

Industry: Marketing

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Wrote/directed an award-winning short film. This experience showed me that I was adept at being a leader and that I cared much more about business operations than actually being a “creative.”

Post MBA Goal:

Use MBA entrepreneur community to conceive a startup in the marketing, digital communications space. Work with team of peers as the COO of this venture, using MBA network to finance and nurture the concept. (I’ve worked directly with startups at Booth’s Polsky center, and would like to utilize this sort of community to start my own venture)

Schools:

Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Chicago Booth, Harvard, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, Columbia

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Mr. My Turn,
    I think you have an interesting mix of creative, business and entrepreneurial experiences! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission and GSB alum. I like that apart from your business experience as Account Manager, you also have a very unique background on the creative side and political field. I also like that you have applied these skills to writing/directing an award-winning short film and a podcast. As well, you demonstrated leadership skills through your non-profit and own start-up initiatives. As you put your applications together, be sure to explain what motivated you to invest your time and energy into these organizations. Also, what specific skills or knowledge are you seeking to learn at Wharton that you cannot learn on the job? Although the …

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