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Mr. Work In Progress

About Me:

I am a project manager at a Child Safety CPG company. I work with a large number of cross-functional teams driving new product development at both domestic and international manufacturing locations. I present key project financial data, critical risks, and other KPI metrics to C-Level management monthly.


Undergrad School: Top 15 for my major

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.3

GMAT: 720

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: HBX CoreE (Pass w/ Honors)

School Name: Harvard Business School

Extracurriculars: Habitat for Humanity Volunteer, Private Basketball Pickup League (with community service involved)

Work History:

Title: Project Manager

Industry: CPG

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos

Title: Project Engineer

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Managed the launch of the company’s best selling product in 33% less time than standard developments. $10 million+ incremental annual revenue growth. Remotely managed the implementation and update of 80+ SKUs within a single category, gaining increased placement within the current customer base.

Post MBA Goal:

I’d like to further enhance my leadership skills, professional network, and overall business knowledge especially within the concentrations of financial analysis and strategic management. My goal after graduate school is to transition to Management Consulting.


Target School: Chicago Booth

Status: Open

Considering: Darden, Ross, Duke Fuqua, McCombs School of Business


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. It sounds like you’ve had some good impact at work so far, and you’ve got an intriguing role! Based on your profile, here are some recommendations I have for strengthening your profile for the top schools:

    1. Since you’re on the early end re: work experience, I recommend waiting a year and hopefully, earning a promotion/added responsibilities in the meantime – schools like to see progression and potential 2. For schools in the Booth range, retake GMAT for a higher score – you’re applying from a competitive demographic (white male engineer) so if there’s potential for improvement, it can only help your chances 3. Securing a leadership role within your community involvement – perhaps you can lead the organization …

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