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Candidate:

Mr. Paper Pilot

About Me:

I have a background in some quant through my job; outside of work I care deeply about my community and would contribute to the MBA community through volunteering and organizing on-campus clubs.

Details:

Undergrad School: University of San Fransisco

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 3.7

GRE: 321

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Voices for Children CASA, Alumni Association Planning Committtee Member, Planned Annual non-profit music festival

Work History:

Title: Project Cordinator

Industry: Government

Company: Top Firm In Selected Industry

Length of Employment: 6 yrs

Post MBA Goal:

Seeking an MBA to expand my skillset as I pivot from government contracting into tech. Specifically I am looking to manage a tech product or service from concept to production and sales.

Schools:

Target School: Kellogg

Status: Open

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 24%

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

    You sound like a Kellogg guy. Your deep concern about community and your desire to contribute to the MBA community through volunteering and organizing on-campus clubs is a very big plus at Kellogg. The fact that you are a nontraditional MBA applicant from the government sector is also a plus. While Kellogg does not disclose GRE scores and your current score converts to the equivalent of a 650 GMAT, well below the latest class average at Kellogg of 730, that could be a problem. But I sense that your story will overcome that, particularly because you are submitting a GRE and not a GMAT. The school’s acceptance rate is about 26% these days and I would think your odds are nearly twice that for the …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission! I would need a bit more information on your professional career to assess your odds for Kellogg. For example, you’ve been doing government contracting work for 6 years – what type of impact and progression have you made in this role? Have there been promotions and/or increases in responsibility/compensation (hopefully, as this is necessary for such a competitive school)? Have you built strong relationships with potential recommenders who can speak to your strengths, achievements, and growth (especially vs. peers)?

    It’s great to see that you care so much about your community. Regarding your involvement in the organizations you’ve listed, you’ll want to make sure that you describe your impact on your resume and in your application. Is there an …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. Paper Pilot—This is Donna Bauman from Stratus Admissions weighing in on your candidacy. On the plus side, you have a strong GPA in the Kellogg strike zone, demonstrate loyalty if you’ve been working at the same firm for 6 years and you present as someone who values community and collaboration—and those attributes are particularly valued at Kellogg. However, there are a few challenges that I see. First after 6 years of working I’d expect to see a title beyond project coordinator. Perhaps this title does not fully capture the scope of your responsibilities so be sure to capture your specific impact and results on your resume as part of your application. If you have been promoted in your current company be sure to …

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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Your professional profile is quite modest, especially the “Coordinator” title, after 6 years of work experience. While the government sector doesn’t feature lofty titles, “Coordinator” implies the absence of leadership or strategic duties. What’s your quantified impact on the job? Your undergrad academic profile is respectable with a good GPA as a Finance major. Your GRE is okay but not impressive — why not try again and knock it out of the park? Your non-work activities are good but “committee member” roles don’t shout leadership. Step up and show your initiative in the community to help counter a soft professional profile.

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 22%

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