Mr. Nonprofit PM

About Me:

I am a first-gen, low-income college graduate with 3+ years of tech product experience in the Bay Area. After UG, I hopped around for a couple of years before discovering a passion for product management (started at a startup that failed after two months, then a stint at a global real estate firm). I’m currently responsible for managing the entire product lifecycle from ideation to launch of the organization’s first-ever web app. My UG GPA was low due to various factors: immaturity, helping start a new club, working un-paid internships and taking on a rigorous course load every quarter. To alleviate this, I’ve completed four pre-MBA courses offered by Wharton Online (all with high marks).


Target School: Kellogg SOM

Considering: Wharton

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Public Ivy

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 2.6

GMAT: 700

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino

Extracurriculars: Inclusion & Diversity Committee Member at current nonprofit, Event volunteer for annual finance boot camp for Hispanic college students, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Work History:

Title: Product Manager

Industry: Nonprofit / B-Corp

Company: 501(C)(3) nonprofit

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 10 mos

Title: Associate Product Marketing Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Unicorn

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 5 mos

Big Life Wins:

Launched a jobs website for a charter school, where most students are socioeconomically disadvantaged, leading to increased applicants to critical roles. Helped a unicorn startup break into key markets across the US and Canada during a hyper-growth stage.

Post MBA Goal:

Short-term: Continue being a product manager, but with a new set of leadership skills. Transition into Big Tech and join a product management team focused on developing inclusive products with positive social impact. Long-term: Tech C-suite or founder/co-founder + join a nonprofit board in the legal services or education space.


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  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hello Mr. Nonprofit PM, this is Michael from mbaMission.
    You have some really strong product management experience, and your “Big Life Wins” shows you have transferred your PM experience to other successful endeavors. Your goal of working in PM at Big Tech is certainly realistic, and I think the admission teams will feel that given your past experience, you could be hired in that role post-MBA. If possible, show that you have a network in this field as well.
    Your GMAT is solid, and so that leaves your GPA as probably the only weak mark on your profile. So definitely highlight the quant courses you did well in during college, as well as emphasize your quant skills at work. And good for you for taking …

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