Mr. Texan Adventurer

About Me:

American process improvement expert currently working in Saudi on multiple Vision 2030 transformation initiatives helping to modernize/globalize the nation. DC for 2.5 years, Saudi Arabia for 1.25. Diverse upbringing; East Texas chicken farmers on Dads’ side; liberal/globalist Mothers’ side, led me to actively pursue understanding other perspectives.


Target School: Kellogg SOM

Considering: Chicago Booth, Harvard, Wharton, Stanford GSB, Columbia

Invited to Interview: Chicago Booth

Rejected: Harvard, Wharton, Columbia

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Application Status: Invited to Interview


Undergrad School: University of Georgia

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 3.5

GMAT: 740

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt

School Name: Dartmouth School of Engineering

Extracurriculars: Founder of 40+ person group made up of expats and locals representing 10+ nationalities, I lead trips and activities around Saudi Arabia and perform community service, Booz Allen Community Service Team Lead for 90+ people where I led projects for multiple non-profits, Led Booz Allen's recruiting efforts at the University of Georgia

Work History:

Title: Associate - Booz Allen Hamilton

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 11 mos

Big Life Wins:

Founding and leading a diverse group of expats/locals to understand each others perspectives through trips, activities, and com service within Saudi Arabia. Members told me I changed perceptions. Promoted to post MBA level by displaying process improvement and leadership ability in a unique and challenging client culture undergoing historic change.

Post MBA Goal:

Bain PE practice (portfolio firm value creation) for 1-2 years, operations focused PE fund in the automotive space for 2-3 years, C suite exec of PE firm portfolio company working in autonomous vehicle space. Use my passion for the automotive industry to fuel my drive to make impactful changes in the industry.


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The Experts Rate The Odds At: 48%

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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 35%

    4 years ago
  • Odds Assessment: 50%

    Mr. Texan Adventurer: Emily here from The MBA Exchange. As a former Associate Director of Admissions at CBS and an application reviewer at Wharton, I see several pieces of your profile that would catch the eye of admissions officers. Your international work experience and success founding and leading a group outside of work should stand out in a crowded pool of consultants. My guess is that due to the overall strength of the pools at HBS, CBS and Wharton, your 740 and 3.5 were respectable but didn’t stand out. You’d have to really make your essays and resume shine in Round 2 to be invited to interview at those schools. That said, an interview at Booth is exciting and you …

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  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 50%

    Hi there Mr. Texan Adventurer, kudos to you on your global impact and experiences to date! I’m sure both the East Texas chicken farmers AND your mother’s ‘liberal/globalist’ side are proud. 😊 The tangible impact you’ve made, in particular through the expat group and service activities and ‘changing perceptions’, combined with a respectable GMAT score, will be appreciated by top schools. I would definitely tell more of that story re: the expat group (what was your thinking/motivation behind starting it? What challenges did you face? What have you learned by doing so? And so forth) in any remaining application touch points you still have (i.e. interviews), and I also recommend you show reflection ON your international experiences. It’s not enough to …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling Odds Assessment: 55%

    Hi Mr. Texan Adventurer! This is Donna Bauman, Senior MBA Admissions Counselor with Stratus Admissions and a Kellogg alum. I’m already interested to know more about you with your catchy Texas adventurer headline—and I encourage you to reach out to the Texas Business club at Kellogg as you do your research. One of my favorite classmates from Kellogg is from Texas and he brought Texas-sized energy to our section! You bring Texas-sized stats so with a strong application you should get full consideration. Your international exposure as an expat in Saudi Arabia gives you a global view and you already bring some excellent consulting experience. With Kellogg’s new dean Francesca Cornelli having a PE background, this is a great time to be at Kellogg …

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