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Candidate:

Mr. Sales To Harvard

About Me:

A former Pre-Med student who lost passion in medicine. My passion: Always technology and entrepreneurship. I started 2 successful businesses and joined an exciting AI startup all while attending University full-time. My grades went from As to Cs my last few semesters and I decided to double down on my career change to Tech by joining a Global IT co.

Details:

Undergrad School: University of Texas, Dallas

Undergrad Major: Biology

GPA: 3.15

GMAT: 750

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: I started a local program that helps Highschool and College kids find out what their true career passion is, and not make the same mistake that I had made in University., Started a Digital Business that was relatively successful before Trade Wars with China., Started a small Private equity investment fund and raised over $200K in initial funds with an annual 15% ROI (even post covid)

Work History:

Title: Director, Enterprise Sales Exec.

Industry: Technology

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: Business Development Executive

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

1) Securing a mid-6-figure base salary job at 21. Coming from Syria, this was life-changing for me and my entire family. 2) Exceeding all expectations and closing over 15M in Revenue with F100 Clients selling Complex IT Services contracts 3) Lead the creation of an Alliances Business Unit within my company that opened up a 10M a year revenue channel.

Post MBA Goal:

Short term: MBB. I believe my soft-skills need to be complemented with the hard skills a consultant learns to become a master of my craft Long term: Venture Capital. My love for entrepreneurship will finally be fulfilled as a VC.

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Wharton, Columbia, Chicago Booth, Kellogg, MIT Sloan

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Admissions at the premier business schools is often an enigma. That is so because the rejection rates are very high and because human bias and prejudice is an unpredictable but extremely relevant part of the process. At HBS, where 88.5% of the applicants are turned down for admission for a self-selecting pool of amazing candidates, all this is especially true. I mention this to you and our readers because I really like just about every part of your story. It is, to my mind, a quintessential American success story. You come as an immigrant from Syria and through perseverence, smarts and hard work, you land a mid-6-figure base salary job at the tender age of 21. As you note, “this was life-changing for me …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. What a story you have! While college must have been a rough experience once you figured out that you no longer wanted to continue on the pre-med path, I loved how you carved our a niche for yourself and struck multiple wins in the n tech and PE investing space, and are now helping young students identify their passions. And your personal story, of achieving this upward mobility after coming from Syria, is very compelling.

    Regarding your odds for HBS – my biggest area of concern is your GPA, which is well below the average for the program. Your solid GMAT score will help offset it, as will your progressive and impactful work experience. I don’t think …

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