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Candidate:

Mr. Seller

About Me:

Engineer turned seller, US minority

Details:

Undergrad School: Purdue

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.3

GMAT: 740

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars:

Work History:

Title: Business Development Manager

Industry: CPG

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Title: Account Manager

Industry: CPG

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos

Post MBA Goal:

Short-term: PM in Technology, Long-term: Start my own venture in travel technology

Schools:

Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Chicago Booth, Harvard, Wharton, MIT Sloan, Berkeley Haas

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 22%

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

    You left your extras blank and extras can count for a lot at Stanford where the admissions folks want to see evidence that you can fulfill their lofty mission to “Change Lives, Change Organizations, Change the World.” That said, you have several things going in your favor: Your Fortune 500 experience, your 740 GMAT which exceeds Stanford’s 732 average, your Purdue degree in a difficult major–mechanical engineering–and the fact that you are a URM. Sure, your GPA of 3.3 is on the low side for Stanford’s 3.73. So if you have something in your story that can convince Stanford that you are likely to “Change Lives, Change Organizations, Change the World,” you have a real shot at a school that accepts fewer than 7% of …

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  • Sandy Kreisberg, The HBS Guru Odds Assessment: 25%

    well, lots to like, including good job progress at what I take is brand name company (CPG=consumer product goods and leading companies are Pepsi, Unilver, Tyson Foods, Coke, L’Oreal, and the ciggie makers, e.g. Phil Morris etc.) You identify as ‘minortiy” and assuming that is part of the officially determined (URMs=afro-am, hispanic surname etc) that is a plus. The 3.3. at Purdue is the boo-boo in this resume, altho we note that was in Mech Eng, a harder major. The 740 and patient career building at one company prove you are lad who is smart and patient, the two things B schools really care about.
    Grrrrr: Stanford is hard, but I got a feeling many other analysts (who says odds are 15% there have missed …

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  • The MBA Exchange Odds Assessment: 15%

    Being a biz dev and account manager for a Fortune 500 CPG firm is great, mainly because you can quantify your results and impact. Your big transition from an ME education to a sales role surely was a challenge that should make for engaging essays. And a post-MBA goal in travel tech will leverage your academic and professional experience. Connecting those dots will be important in making your case for admission. Your 3.3 GPA in ME from Purdue is respectable, given the rigor of the major and caliber of the school. The 740 GMAT is definitely beneficial given the incredibly high 734 average for GSB admits. The bad news is that we see zero extracurriculars. No matter how strong a candidate’s academic and professional profile, …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hello Mr. Seller! Thanks for posting. Krista Nannery from mbaMission here. I’m going to try to touch on elements that John, Sandy, and Alex have not addressed…
    1. The Consortium. Please reach out to them and start to take advantage of all their wonderful offerings and resources. Even if your target schools aren’t Consortium members, the organization still offers some great networking opps.
    2. You don’t qualify your exact URM status but my recommendation would be to reach out to the diversity groups at your target programs that align with your background and get on their mailing lists. There are often special webinars, weekend events, and resources available at some programs for URMs.
    3. Goals. The travel tech thing is interesting but I’m not seeing the …

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  • 5% | 9 months ago

    I think he will almost certainly not get in to Stanford. I would look at schools beyond his list as well, his less prestigious role and lower GPA are knocks against him.
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