Mr. Yale Hopeful

About Me:

I spent the past year enlisted in conscription, in which I lead over 10 people, and was recently honorably discharged.


Target School: Yale

Considering: Cornell Johnson, Chicago Booth, Kellogg SOM, Wharton, Tuck

Invited to Interview: Tuck

See More Profiles For: Yale

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: University of Southern California

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 2.9

GMAT: 750

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Library Administrator for local university

Work History:

Title: Customer Analytics Data Science - Manager

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 7 mos

Big Life Wins:

Designed an optimization module that resulted in over 10M+ revenue for company.

Post MBA Goal:

I wish to join a top tier management consulting firm post-MBA.


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The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 15%

    You’re hoping to get into Yale SOM with a 2.9 undergraduate GPA? Whoa. I’m not going to say it is impossible. But I am going to say that it is improbable. Sure, your jumbo 750 GMAT offsets your undergrad grades but you still need to provide a credible explanation for why you did so poorly in this age of grade inflation and that your sub-3.0 GPA is not an accurate reflection of your academic ability. Remember that at Yale you will be competing against folks with Ivy League undergrad degrees, 3.8 GPAs and many other 700-plus GMATs. Sure, your work at a Fortune 10 firm will help as well. But your sole extracurricular involvement is not going to get you any points here. I am …

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  • 5% | 4 years ago

    Your profile is a lot like mine, but with a lower GPA, lower GMAT, and weaker WE. I still haven't gotten a R1 interview.
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