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Mr. Top Salesman

About Me:

Engineer turned sales guy and professional photographer.


Undergrad School: SRM UNIVERSITY

Undergrad Major: Information Technology

GPA: 4.0

GMAT: 610

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Photography

School Name: Light and Life academy


Work History:

Title: Area Sales Manager

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Title: Regional Sales Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: , 9 mos

Big Life Wins:

Topped the sales chart among 700 other salespeople. Was promoted to head a country (from a fresher) in less than 16 months. Got a chance to study in one of the best photography school in India.

Post MBA Goal:

Professional goal is to become the CEO of a Fortune 50 company. Personal goal would be to learn something life-changing from this journey.


Target School: Wharton

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 5%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Sales experience is a great asset to have, even if it is often less valued by elite MBA admissions staff. Let me just tell you straight out: You are not getting into Wharton. By the way, someone who is a professional photographer (and has a creative side) and is also trained as an engineer (a highly rigorous education) is someone I would very much admire and respect. So I want to explain why Wharton is doing to turn you down: 1) Your 610 GMAT score for an Indian engineer is enough to hold you up. There’s just too wide a gap with Wharton’s class average of 732, and I would bet that for Indian engineers the average is closer to 740-750 at Wharton which is …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 5%

  • 5% | 2 months ago

    You won't be accepted with 610 GMAT unless you have some stellar extracurricular credentials in your CV. Also, remember that you are applying for Wharton. You will be competing with top tier IITians and civil servants from India applying for an MBA. If you want to become a fortune-50 CEO, a Wharton degree is not necessary at all. Apart from your management and strategic capabilities, the most necessary factors for becoming a CEO are loyalty and persistence. You will have to be loyal to your corporation for several years and persist during bad times. I believe, an MBA degree will not teach any of these two. You can always improve your GMAT score to increase your chances of getting admitted but still, chances will remain dim. For ...
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  • 10% | 3 months ago

    GMAT way too low to be seriously considered by Wharton
  • GMAT is too low. Sales is not highly regarded. Photography is not enough of a "wow" distinguishing factor. Assuming you are from India, your compatriots are a highly competitive cohort and you're unlikely to stack up well against them.
  • No chance
  • 5% | 3 months ago

  • 25% | 3 months ago

  • 5% | 3 months ago

    Your GMAT is just prohibitively low. you won't get into Wharton without improving it.

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