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Mr. Sailor in Suit

About Me:

Started my career in Silicon Valley through consulting at major non-MBB (think Deloitte, PwC). Spend two years in the Startup world in various strategy and operations roles and now working at a major tech company (SaaS) in the Bay Area in Strategy & Operations capacity.


Undergrad School: Major State School - not top 10

Undergrad Major: Electrical Engineering

GPA: 3.6

GMAT: 740

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Student Gov Senator and Directly Involved in University Administration, 4 Years Mentorship Service to Graduating Senior at my school post graduation, Non-profit activities in Bay Area focused on helping under represented minorities enablement in tech workforce

Work History:

Title: Consulting Analyst

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 4 mos

Title: Strategy & Operations

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Started and operated a company for a year that resulted in substantial revenue (mid 100Ks) Numerous high impact projects with large revenue impact in startups and my current role.

Post MBA Goal:

Consulting – MBB


Target School: INSEAD

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB, Chicago Booth


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 55%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 55%

    Mr. Sailor in Suit, I presume you either love sailing or were in the U.S. Navy? In either case, you are an excellent candidate for INSEAD. Your background in engineering at a top state school with a strong GPA of 3.6 and an even stronger GMAT score of 740 (well above the class average at INSEAD) is a really good start to your story. More importantly, though, you are from the U.S. (INSEAD loves Americans) and you have a career in the Valley that would allow you to make a valuable contribution in INSEAD classes. Your early start in consulting and your post-MBA goal to return to it at an MBB firm is also perfect for INSEAD as well. The only thing missing from this …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 50%

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  • 40% | 2 months ago

    INSEAD loves Americans, especially those with 740 GMATs.
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