Mr. Touching Down

About Me:

Aviation specialist with more than 10 years of experience. I realized early on that I wanted to go beyond this industry, mainly to continue personal and professional growth. As a start, I achieved my full-time BSc next to my full-time job and will start an internship at a BIG4 in Corp Fin in 2021. Using this MBA as a stepping stone into the industry.


Undergrad School: Maastricht University

Undergrad Major: Econometrics & Operations Research

GPA: 3.3

GMAT: 700

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Executive Academy - M&A and Restructuring

School Name: University of Amsterdam

Extracurriculars: Volunteer at refugee project, Volunteer testing AI interactions, Critical Incident Stress Manager (Peer Supporter)

Work History:

Title: Air Traffic Controller Specialist

Industry: Transportation

Company: Government

Length of Employment: 10 yrs

Title: Manager

Industry: Transportation

Company: Government

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Big Life Wins:

– Progressed from a small town operation to one of the most respected and busiest operations in the world. – Successfully managing private and professional life. From reaching company goals well ahead of deadlines to finishing Strong Viking races with friends to climbing mountains in Argentina.

Post MBA Goal:

Ever since my BSc, I aspired to move into corporate finance, specifically M&A and Private Equity. Analysing and optimising company processes is something I find fun. While I think numbers and statistics can explain the world around us, I really want the human aspect and negotiating as well. After some years in the business, I’d like my own company.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB, Chicago Booth, Columbia, Wharton


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Let me say right off the bat that I am really impressed with what you have achieved, moving up from a small town airport operation to one of the busiest in the world. Managing teams of people in what is undoubtedly a stressful environment where the safety of others is paramount is a big and important job. Clearly, you’ve done exceptionally well at it. Your background as an air traffic controller and manager certainly takes you out of the high pile of consultants and bankers at Harvard Business School. But I am not all that optimistic about your HBS chances. Why? If accepted, you would matriculate at the age of 31 which is on the high side for Harvard. Once you hit 30, the odds …

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