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Ms. Atypical Applicant

About Me:

I’m currently a Project Manager at a major beverage manufacturer. I switched careers from hospitality to manufacturing a few years ago to gain experience prior to joining my family’s business.


Undergrad School: Cornell University

Undergrad Major: Hotel Administration

GPA: 3.1

GRE: 314

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Varsity Rowing, YPO Next Generation Membership Chair

Work History:

Title: Project Manager

Industry: CPG

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: Supply Chain Manager

Industry: Restaurant/Hospitality

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 8 mos

Big Life Wins:

I transitioned from a D1 Rower to the manager of the rowing team as a back injury prohibited me from continuing rowing. I was awarded the Denison team award that is voted on by the team as the member who demonstrates selflessness for the ultimate spirit of the greater team.

Post MBA Goal:

My post-MBA goal is to join my family’s manufacturing business as a part of their leadership team with my experience in supply chain and MBA. They are the largest plant-based beverage manufacturer in the country.


Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Columbia, Cornell Johnson, Georgetown McDonough, Darden


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Ms. Atypical Applicant,
    This is Debbie Choy, GSB alum and Senior Consultant at mbaMission. Smart move to gain more experience before joining your family’s manufacturing business! Having this clear career goal and how an MBA can help you is important to convey in your app. Your background in supply chain will also help you to stand out. This is a function that the Admissions Committee (AdCom) is always looking to add to. That said, your GPA and GRE could be a concern for Wharton. Consider retaking it to get a higher score. And if there were any circumstances that affected your GPA, consider explaining that in your optional essay. Apart from that, if you can weave a compelling story highlighting your key differentiators (going into …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. Adcoms will like that you have a plan to join a family business because they won’t have to worry about you finding a job, but they will worry a bit about your softer GRE score and GPA. I would recommend explaining in an optional essay if you have any reason for the lower GPA (a medical issue, family issue, worked a job, etc.). I’d suggest re-taking the GRE to help mitigate the GPA. You have solid work experience and from what I can tell of the extracurriculars, something to talk about there in essays as well. I think Wharton will be a big reach (but it’s a stretch for everyone because it’s so competitive) but Georgetown could be …

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