Mr. Researcher

About Me:

I come from a small farming town in NH. I have a desire to learn so I went and got a BA in business. I just graduated from college in June and started my first job 3 months ago as an analyst. I have lots of different ideas, plans, and ambitions for my life. I am currently trying to figure those out while working fulltime and studying for the GMAT.


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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Kalamazoo College

Undergrad Major: Business

GPA: 3.2

GMAT: 700

Age: 22,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Habitat for Humanity, Baseball coach to community youth, College sports

Work History:

Title: Market Research Intern

Industry: Automotive

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

In college, I worked lead on a project where we had to pitch a product ideat o the CEO of the company. My idea won and has been used in LA for the past 3 years now. As I was the lead person on this group project, but my group helped a lot but the idea was mine, and I did most of the work, but it was a good team win.

Post MBA Goal:

I have a passion for investing and an interest in saving the planet. I want to go into social impact investing. I also have an interest in consulting and working for a firm like BCG.


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The Experts Rate The Odds At: 16%

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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 10%

    I have to agree with the tough love dished out by Sandy on your profile. But let me put a postive spin on this. You are approaching your desire to get an MBA in the right way. By thinking about this so early in your career, you have plenty of time to shape your candidacy. That includes practicing for several retakes of the GMAT to gain a score that will offset your lower GPA for a school like Wharton. That also includes taking a leadership role in an organization outside work. That includes making sure you get a promotion in your Fortune 500 job. And that also ensures developing important relationships that lay the groundwork for strong recommendation letters. I would rule out Wharton for …

    4 years ago Read the full review
  • Sandy Kreisberg, The HBS Guru Odds Assessment: 15%

    Let me tell you what I really think. You are not getting into Wharton as a non-URM (not an underrepresented minority) with a 3.2 and a 700. Nor do I think you will get into Ross, Tuck, or Kellogg. Both GPA and GMAT are in the death zone. I notice you are one year out of college, which is too early to apply anyway. Here is some tough love and my advice — take a few years to do well at your job and create an alternative transcript via taking courses in finance, accounting, stats, etc. I recommend this even if you took those courses in college. Three or four A’s in courses like that will go a long way to taking the …

    4 years ago Read the full review
  • Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi Mr. Researcher! This is Talon Rindels, Sr. Admissions Consultant at The MBA Exchange. I am assessing your candidacy not on what it is today, but on what it could be with the right actions. You’re just out of college and are already studying for the GMAT and thinking about the steps you’ll need to take to get an MBA – that is impressive and tells me that you have ambition, desire, and passion! Now, your GPA certainly isn’t working in your favor and there’s nothing we can do to change it now… so we’ve go to focus on the future and the good news is that you still have at least a few years! Let’s get that GMAT …

    4 years ago Read the full review
  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. First of all, props to you for starting to think ahead about applying to bschool! I’ve worked with many people in the past who made the decision to apply at the last minute and were left scrambling. So, while it’s too early for you to apply now given that you graduated less than a year ago (the average candidate has 4-6 years of work experience), here are some things you can do over the next few years to strengthen your chances for some of your target schools:

    1. Given that your 3.2 GPA is below the average for your target schools, I recommend retaking the GMAT (and the good news is, you have plenty of time!) A …

    4 years ago Read the full review
  • Stratus Admissions Counseling Odds Assessment: 10%

    Mr. Researcher, it’s Lisa Cummings of Stratus Admissions. Sorry for the low odds assessment, but unless you cured cancer or invented a million dollar gadget while in college, Wharton and other top programs likely won’t give you a second look with such short work tenure. When I was on the adcomm at Sloan your file would have probably gotten a fast first read and ended up squarely in the ding pile. BUT, you have a ton of potential. Why the rush??!! With just a few months of work under your belt you probably don’t really know what you really want to be doing long term. Well, ok, you may have a good idea now but based on your experiences …

    4 years ago Read the full review

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