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Mr. Vigor

About Me:

I have a genetic disease. For 10 years I needed monthly infusions and I’ve had 6 ER trips due to complications. Overcoming these challenges led me to fitness, and I emerged as a leader. I’ve managing teams of +30, had years of P&L responsibility, and exceeded sales goals along the way. My passion is to create a healthier world through fitness.


Undergrad School: Small Liberal Arts College in the North East

Undergrad Major: Recreation, Sport and Wellness

GPA: 3.0

GMAT: 740

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Church Leadership- I served as a head of a service team for 1 year, the head of a bible study for 2 years, and I created an annual fitness event for the church youth program. The event has run for the past 4 years with +35 participants per year, Eagle Scout - After earning my Eagle Scout I've served as assistant scoutmaster on and off for years, Special Olympics - Coached several youth teams

Work History:

Title: Healthy Living Director

Industry: Fitness

Company: Major NGO/NPO

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: General Manager

Industry: Fitness

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 4 mos

Big Life Wins:

Dyslexia has been a challenge in my life. I struggled at the beginning of college to adjust, earning a 1.7 my first semester. You learn a lot from failure. Scoring a 740 on the GMAT has been an expression of overcoming my Dyslexia. I believe that my leadership experience and GMAT score are more accurate predictors of my future success in a program.

Post MBA Goal:

Short term I want to move into management consulting. Long term I plan to eventually exit consulting and a move into a strategy position at a company within the fitness, health and tech space (Ex: Peloton, Fitbit, Mirror or Tonal).


Target School: Duke Fuqua

Status: Open

Considering: Georgetown McDonough, Cornell Johnson, Tuck, Yale, Harvard


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 40%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi Mr. Vigor,
    This is Debbie Choy, Senior Consultant at mbaMission. What a compelling personal story of resilience! I’m also pleased to see that your career background meshes so well with your personal experiences. I like that you have a strong professional trajectory, and are active in your community. I think your GMAT score offsets your GPA. That said, if there were any circumstances that affected your GPA, do consider sharing your side of the story in your applications. Overall, I think you have a lot of strengths in your profile. And I think the unique Fuqua essay of 25 Random Things will allow you to really showcase a lot of personal tidbits, hopefully translating into a good shot at Fuqua. Best wishes for your MBA …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Mr. Vigor – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera, Director of MBA Admissions at Stratus and former adcom member at Duke Fuqua here. As I was reading from the top of your profile and you mentioned being an Eagle Scout and working with Special Olympics, I was secretly hoping that Fuqua was on your list!

    I think you are going to have a really compelling story to tell with respect to overcoming both a medical condition and a learning disability. Your work with scouts and Special Olympics demonstrates your commitment to serving others which is absolutely valued at Fuqua. Did you know that Fuqua hosts an annual fundraiser for SONC that raises the most money of any event in NC?!

    I’m glad that you nailed the …

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