Candidate:

Mr. Non-Traditional

About Me:

Just received my undergraduate degree at 26 as a non-traditional student putting myself through college working various jobs throughout the process and graduating with no debt. The jobs I had included working as a long-term intern at a financial planning company and an associate banker for JP Morgan Chase. Low GPA is due to full time work and other personal struggles.

Schools:

Target School: Tuck

Considering: Yale, Darden, NYU Stern

See More Profiles For: Tuck

Application Status: Open

Details:

Undergrad School: Top Public

Undergrad Major: Political Science

GPA: 2.9

GMAT: 750

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Silicon Valley Innovation Academy

Work History:

Title: Financial Intern

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: Associate Banker

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Attending Stanford University as a visiting student and co-leading a team in the Silicon Valley Innovation Academy (where 80 students were chosen) to develop a product/service in the form of a minimum viable product. Also, putting myself through college.

Post MBA Goal:

Hone my management and leadership skills and jump-start into a career in management consulting. Using the knowledge from my consultant position I would eventually start my own business venture.

Odds:

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The Experts Rate The Odds At: 12%

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  • MBA Prep School | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. Non-Traditional, this is Kristen from MBA Prep School! Congratulations on completing your degree while simultaneously working. What an accomplishment, and surely a great triumph to share with the Admissions Committee. Your GMAT score is also going to be very attractive for your target schools, and hopefully will take some of the attention away from your GPA. However, you are going to need to put together a strong story to truly divert attention away from your academic performance. In my experience, sometimes MBA programs needs to convene a faculty committee to review any applicants who GPA is below a 3.0 before admitting them. If the school has a highly competitive pool, they won’t always bother doing this unless the candidate brings something really special …

    3 years ago Read the full review
  • Stratus Admissions Counseling Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hello Mr. Non Traditional, I’m Lisa Cummings of Stratus Admissions. Congratulations on your recent graduation! I worked at a very part time job in undergrad and found even that difficult to manage alongside classes, I can’t imagining working enough to self fund your education. You are a master juggler and you must be supremely organized. While your solid GMAT score is comfortably in the range of your target schools, your GPA will be a major sticking point for the programs on your list. Schools, especially the M7 are very stats focused as GMAT and GPA numbers are a key drivers of their rankings. Additionally, not all schools give the same weight to work done while in college to work they consider to …

    3 years ago Read the full review

The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 60%

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  • 15% | 3 years ago

    Hi Mr. Non-Traditional, this is Kristen from MBA Prep School! Congratulations on completing your degree while simultaneously working. What an accomplishment, and surely a great triumph to share with the Admissions Committee. Your GMAT score is also going to be very attractive for your target schools, and hopefully will take some of the attention away from your GPA. However, you are going to need to put together a strong story to truly divert attention away from your academic performance. In my experience, sometimes MBA programs needs to convene a faculty committee to review any applicants who GPA is below a 3.0 before admitting them. If the school has a highly competitive pool, they won't always bother doing this unless the candidate brings something really special ...
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