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Candidate:

Mr. Sustainable Business

About Me:

I’ve worked or international non-profits before completing my master’s degree, and post-graduation, I joined a local start-up looking to end energy poverty in the world through small-scale solar.

Details:

Undergrad School: BYU

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.86

GRE: 331

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Master's Management and Strategy

School Name: London School of Economics

Extracurriculars: Advisory board member of a start-up in Botswana looking to educate farmers on sustainable and productive farming techniques.

Work History:

Title: Strategy Manager

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Served a two-year mission for my church serving and supporting individuals throughout France and Belgium. Received full-tuition academic scholarship for my undergraduate degree and half-tuition academic scholarship for my graduate degree.

Post MBA Goal:

Consulting large corporations on developing sustainable business practices, or investment banking looking to develop businesses in emerging markets.

Schools:

Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Chicago Booth, Harvard

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Do you know how many BYU grads are in Stanford’s MBA Class of 2020? I looked it up and found one who majored in computer science. And LSE? Zero. That’s very telling because generally where you have earned your undergraduate degree and in your case a master’s is meaningful in elite MBA admissions. I still love your story and my gut tells me that Stanford will, too. Your stats raise no questions at all so you check those boxes. And even though BYU and LSE are not “feeders” into the GSB, they are great universities with high standards. More importantly, though, your work with international non-profits and a local start-up looking to end energy poverty in the world through small-scale solar tells me your heart …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. Sustainable Business,
    This is Debbie Choy, GSB alum and Senior Consultant at mbaMission. I admire your passion for sustainability and emerging markets, which is backed up by your work background and community engagement. Nice! I think your story will resonate with a school like GSB as well. Since you already have a graduate degree in Management and Strategy, be sure to explain clearly in your application why you need an MBA. Also, given your international experiences, do share in your essays how they have shaped you and your perspectives on the problems you are trying to solve. I think you could bring valuable insights to the classroom discussion. These could be key differentiators for your candidacy. If you can tell your stories compellingly, I …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. You have a promising profile for GSB and I think you have a better-than-average shot at getting in (6% of people are admitted there). You’ll need to be very clear why you need the MBA so you don’t appear to be a degree collector. Be sure to answer Why MBA, Why Now, Why GSB in your application. What skills are you missing to reach those ST and LT goals that only an MBA can get you? (As an aside, if you’re interested in consulting at MBB, take the GMAT since they’ll look at that in recruiting). I suggest being quite personal about what makes you passionate about sustainability, based on perhaps what you’ve experienced in Botswana or elsewhere? …

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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Mr. Sustainable Business! This is Talon Rindels, Sr. Admissions Consultant at The MBA Exchange. There’s a lot to like about you. You seem like a genuine guy who just wants to leave the world a better place than you found it. And, you’ve traveled the globe working to carry out that mission, which gives you fantastic global perspective. And, clearly your smart, with a fantastic GRE score and GPA. However, I have a few potential watch outs. First, I wonder what Stanford will think about your Master’s Degree in Management and Strategy. Already having an MBA is definitely a red flag for adcoms and, while you degree is not an MBA, it is a business-focused …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 21%

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  • 25% | 2 months ago

    Hi, this is Deepak Punwani from MBA Exchange. You have the kind of profile GSB would want to support. Non profit work and your professional experience with startup around energy access makes you someone who can make a positive impact in the world and really change the world for the better. Something that GSB espouses. Make sure you explain your motivations for the career so far and if your organization achieved some traction in Africa (seems thats where it was based) and has had positive press just like M-Kpoa did back in the day, GSB will be quite interested. Your academics are solid, so it really boils down to implementation. Like your chances at H and Booth too. Good luck
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