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Candidate:

Mr. Recreational Pilot

About Me:

I have worked in a Boutique Investment Banking Firm for 6 years now. I enjoy working in small teams and think that I can leverage human capital well. I know that business school is a way to change industries- I’d like to transition to consulting, and I believe that the small, team-based environment Tuck provides would be the best fit for me. *Moderator Note: Experts & Community, can you help Mr. Recreational Pilot differentiate himself from other like candidates (ie: white/male/banker)?*

Details:

Undergrad School: Lehigh University

Undergrad Major: History

GPA: 3.99

GRE: 326

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Private Airplane Pilot, College Admissions Counselor, Karate Black Belt -2nd Degree

Work History:

Title: Financial Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: Senior Financial Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Worked on a remote project in Southeast Asia, on-site, for six months. It was a real learning experience for me to be inundated in such an environment for so long.

Post MBA Goal:

I’d like to enter strategy consulting. Long term, I’d like to end up working internal strategy for a major corporation.

Schools:

Target School: Tuck

Status: Open

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 54%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 60%

    A certified Poet who works as an I-banker. But you’ve had a highly memorable experience in Southeast Asia, fly a plane (which could come in handy for you and your future Hanover, NH, classmates), are a Karate black belt and dabble in college admissions. Wow. Plus, the numbers work for Tuck. I wonder what course made you lose that perfect 4.0, not that it matters. And while Tuck does have a good number of finance types in its pool, you are a white, male American with a highly achievable goal to work in strategy consulting. All that does add up to an admit in my book, especially given the school’s unnaturally high acceptance rate of 34.5% right now (that will not last long). You need …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Hi, Mr. Recreational Pilot. Julie-Anne Heafey here with mbaMission. I am a big Tuck fan (and went to Darmouth undergrad) and have worked with many successful applicants there, so I had to respond. There’s a lot to like in your profile– your academic stats are solid with an awesome GPA and a right-on-par GRE (assuming that the splits are both good within that total), you’ve got work experience at a top firm with a promotion, and you’ve got some cool “extras” that can help set you apart from the pack.

    As the moderator suggests, a big goal for you will be differentiation with those extras. Tuck gets a TON of male applicants, many of them from banker/consultant types, so you’ll need to …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Hi, Mr. Recreational Pilot. Julie-Anne Heafey here with mbaMission. I am a big Tuck fan (and went to Darmouth undergrad) and have worked with many successful applicants there, so I had to respond. There’s a lot to like in your profile– your academic stats are solid with an awesome GPA and a right-on-par GRE (assuming that the splits are both good within that total), you’ve got work experience at a top firm with a promotion, and you’ve got some cool “extras” that can help set you apart from the pack.

    As the moderator suggests, a big goal for you will be differentiation with those extras. Tuck gets a TON of male applicants, many of them from banker/consultant types, so you’ll need to …

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  • Alex Min & The Team The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 55%

    Hi there! It’s Stephanie Horn, Master Consultant with the MBA Exchange and recent Poets and Quants “Top 10 Admissions Consultants”. You have excellent grades and test scores, and a solid work history. I went to Bucknell for my undergrad, and there were so many of us at Kellogg that we had our own alumni club, so I think you will be pleasantly surprised by how well Lehigh is received. In terms of differentiating yourself, while it’s great that you are a pilot and that you do karate, these are not really activities that lend themselves to showing your leadership or teambuilding skills. Can you build on these activities in a way that will benefit your community while demonstrating your ability to lead a project, such …

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