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Mr. Pharma Chemist

About Me:

I’m a biotech enthusiast and lab manager looking to level up and increase my leadership skill sets.


Undergrad School: University of Louisville

Undergrad Major: Chemistry

GPA: 3.17

GMAT: 620

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Treasure for Condo Association (Elected), Science Fair Judge at #1 Ranked High School in the State: #30 Ranked Nationally (USA), President of Louisville Section of American Society for Quality

Work History:

Title: QC Manager

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Title: QC Chemist

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 5 yrs

Big Life Wins:

I was hired on a greenfiled startup project and grew an analytical chemistry group to 21 personnel and implemented state-of-the-art chemistry techniques.
I was an individual contributor on a multi-functional team that systematically discovered and implemented process improvements to conserve $1,800,000+ of inventory annually

Post MBA Goal:

Short-term, I’m pursuing an MBA to round out gaps in my education by learning the core fundamentals of business and to become a more effective leader within my current organization. My long-term vision is to cofound a company that advances forward an emerging technology in biotech or in an area of hybridized business opportunities.


Target School: IU Kelley

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 32%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 30%

    I like that you have work experience in two very different worlds: a Fortune 500 company and a startup. I also like your big wins and the fact that you have some leadership chops in increasing the size of your analytical chemistry group to 21 staffers. Let me point out the most obvious flaws in your candidacy: It’s your 620 GMAT score which is 46 points below the latest class average for Indiana Kelley and your 3.17 GPA which is also below the Kelley average of 3.33. Most importantly, you’re asking the school to swallow that score at a time when the sensitivity over GMAT scores is high due largely to rankings. My tough love advice here is to retake the test and get …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 35%

    It sounds like you have very impactful work experience – I really like your pharma background and as John pointed out, your blend of F500 and startup experience. You have solid extracurriculars as well – I actually worked with someone this past year who was the treasurer for his condo association as well 🙂 The big weak spot I see is GMAT, as it is below Kelley’s average and also, a higher score is needed to offset your lower GPA. So I’d definitely recommend retaking. Additionally, are you open to part-time or executive programs? They are a bit less stringent about GMAT scores, and with your 9 years of work experience full-time could be a little tougher (the average # years of …

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