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Mr. Old Product Manager

About Me:

My lower grades were mainly at Dixie State University. I was part of an early college program and took college classes from ages 15-18, graduating tuition free. While grateful for that experience, I spread myself too thin as I was the varsity soccer captain and the senior class president in student government. My GPA improved at the U of U.


Undergrad School: University of Utah

Undergrad Major: Business Management

GPA: 3.0

GMAT: 660 - retaking

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Associate's degree

School Name: Dixie State University

Extracurriculars: Two years of full-time service as a Mormon missionary in England and Wales, Internship in Dublin, Ireland for 5 months before final year at University of Utah, Serving as an advisor to a Bishop in local church congregation

Work History:

Title: Product Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: E-Commerce

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Title: Business Analyst

Industry: Real Estate

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Promoted 3 times in 4.5 years at my first company. After taking part in a software implementation, I changed roles from HR into IT/Product and worked as a business analyst for 2 years. Joined an E-Commerce firm in late 2019 as a product manager and led a key project resulting in ~ $20M in revenue over most of 2020.

Post MBA Goal:

Work in Europe as a Product Manager at a Tech company for 2-5 years before returning to the United States. I’d be happy to start at a larger company, but would also like to work at a start-up and move into a Director of Product role. Self-funding my MBA with savings, plus the sale of a house. Remaining debt-free is important to me.


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 38%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi Mr. Old Product Manager,
    This is Debbie Choy, Senior Consultant at mbaMission. I am impressed by your profile – from your international service experience to doing well at work (promotions and all)! I do think the schools you’re targeting will expose you to a fantastic network of alums and classmates from all over Europe. In addition, these schools, especially INSEAD, also look for candidates with a global background like you. That said, I also agree with Melisa that getting a stronger GMAT score will be an important factor, especially given INSEAD’s average GMAT score is around 710. Beyond that, be sure to weave in your personal stories and also explain why you wish to spend a few years in Europe post-MBA. Consider that it’s never …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi Mr. Old Project Manager, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. Sounds like you’ve had some really interesting international experience on your missions trip and study abroad experience. I understand being bit by the travel/international bug (having lived abroad myself a couple times) and love that you are looking at international programs. While there is placement among all countries at European schools, you may want to think about where you want to spend your couple years post-MBA. Are you interested in learning another language through the experience – would be an amazing opportunity! From a stats perspective, you re-taking the GMAT is going to be more important because of your lower GPA. Sounds like you have a story there, which you should tell, but admissions is …

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