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Candidate:

Mr. Neurotech

About Me:

From middle America, I have hustled my way into the top industry in NYC and DC. I am passionate about fintech and medical technologies, and I have built products and helped others fund their visions in these spaces. I have 5 years of experience in financial services at top firms. I also am an involved public citizen and work to give back to my community.

Details:

Undergrad School: Big 12 State School (Not public ivy)

Undergrad Major: Double Major in Neuroscience and Economics

GPA: 3.4

GMAT: 730

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: MS

School Name: Georgetown

Extracurriculars: Political author -- published book, Started non-profit in undergrad, Volunteered for political campaign

Work History:

Title: Associate -- Internal Strategy & Product Management

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Founder -- Med Device Fundraising

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

1. Brokered 7 million in fundraising as an intermediary for early-stage med device companies (built network from scratch) 2. Built internal analytical tools that created business opportunities for the markets business at BB — generates automated trade ideas daily for salespeople.

Post MBA Goal:

I want to break into venture capital and invest in companies that will change finance and healthcare. Harvard specifically has an excellent track record of placing MBA students at VC funds. The Harvard network would also be helpful for my philanthropic and political efforts.

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Wharton, Columbia, Berkeley Haas, MIT Sloan

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 40%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Let’s start with what is really obvious: Your GPA is low for HBS, while your GMAT score is right on HBS’ class median. Your MS from Georgetown will help offset the fact that you did your undergrad at a state school that is not a public Ivy. But for the sake of everyone else who reads our commentaries, I want to quote from a recent HBS student who managed to get through the admissions gauntlet and nicely sums up the reality of getting an admit from Harvard: “There will be people with higher test scores or GPAs. There will be people with more ‘prestigious’ or ‘better’ work experience. HBS is not trying to fill the classroom with all 4.0 Ivy League GPAs and 800 GMAT …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hello Mr. Neurotech! Thanks for posting. Krista Nannery from mbaMission here. LOVE your double-major in Neuroscience and Econ! What a great combo.

    I think I am missing some data here…I see that you are 27 and have 5 years of work experience, but then the WE information I have only shows 3 years of experience and one of those years is as a founder. You also mention financial services but it seems to be more in a tech/product role y so it’s a little hard in this (admittedly one-dimensional) review to gauge your chances. The fact that you are a founder and have raised $7 million is admirable…I’d want to know more about this! In your applications, make sure to give it as much external validation …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. Your strong GMAT helps outweigh the lower GPA from a non-top school, as does the fact that you had a double major in neuroscience and econ! What I think will really set you apart is your experience in fintech, founding a startup and writing a book. I’d like to learn more about what you’ve done as an engaged public citizen but it’s certainly important to Harvard so be sure to highlight that, especially when there’s a pattern of involvement in something over time and/or when it’s related to what you want to do. HBS especially (and GSB) really give you an opportunity to reveal who you are through its essay so take the chance to show them …

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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Hi Mr. Neurotech! This is JP, Senior Consultant at The MBA Exchange. I can relate to your background both personally and as consultant to similar applicants over the last fifteen years. I rate your chances at a whopping 50% because people like you can make things happen, especially when provided with the right information to make sound decisions. If you approach your campaign with humility, drive and have the right consultant in your corner, I believe that you can craft an application that will truly stand out. I’d be happy to tell you more, just reach out to us via The MBA Exchange website and ask to be put in touch with ‘JP’, stating that you posted your profile here.

    4 weeks ago

The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 16%

  • 25% | 1 week ago

    Agree with the person who said you would be a shoo-in with a prestige undergrad.
  • 35% | 2 weeks ago

    My main focus would be on your explanation of abandoning your own supposedly successful start-up business after just one year in order to apply to and attend an MBA program in order to get back into the same business. Having a published work should also draw scrutiny. Was it self published at your own expense ? Funded by a political campaign ? Or was it published and distributed for mass consumption ? Not sure whether you, the applicant, have legitimate substantial accomplishments or whether you are engaging in hyperbole and puffery. While the double major combination is interesting, you did not do particularly well in either subject as shown by your GPA. I need to know more about your masters degree. In short, too many unanswered questions amid scant ...
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  • 15% | 3 weeks ago

    This same profile from a well-known prestige undergrad would get you in.
  • 25% | 4 weeks ago

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