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Ms. Hail Mary

About Me:

Project Coordinator with 9 years of experience post-degree. I have experience managing teams of 15/20 people, mentoring students, and spearheading projects for clients. Two promotions within one year of two different companies. First-generation college student, raised by two factory workers in a low socioeconomic area. Father passed away in college.


Undergrad School: Eastern Illinois University

Undergrad Major: Business

GPA: 2.34

GRE: Not Required this Round

Age: 34,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Project Management Cert - Est Fall 2020

Extracurriculars: Volunteer for 8 years at a school district averaging 80 hours a year (2012-Current), Bi-Weekly running group to train for the Champaign and Chicago marathons

Work History:

Title: Project Coordinator

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Major NGO/NPO

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

I accepted a job at a non-profit spearheading a three-year project in a socioeconomic area to improve graduation rates among high school students struggling in the traditional high school environment. The grant ended and the program continued by other funding steams, and I continue to volunteer at the school a handful of weekends a year.

Post MBA Goal:

To continue to accept a job as an executive project manager in the healthcare field moving up the ladder managing different projects and teams. Then I would like to eventually become a programming VP at a larger hospital overseeing various divisions and spearheading projects that will enrich the lives of employees and patients.


Target School: Kellogg

Status: Invited to Interview


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 40%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi Ms. Hail Mary, this is Kate Richardson, Senior Admissions Consultant. I always like a good underdog story, so I was drawn to your profile name. I do think on paper your odds would be quite tough at Kellogg, especially considering your low GPA and your relatively higher amount of work experience. But you’ve got impressive work accomplishments in an area of impact, a strong personal story of being a first generation college student, and an impressive track record of giving back in education. Assuming you applied in the rolling round at Kellogg, I believe they are inviting a select group of applicants for interviews (not doing open interviews as they typically do), so that bodes well for your odds. Good luck!

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Congrats Ms. Hail Mary on the Kellogg interview invite! Given your years of work experience, can I assume you are looking at the executive MBA? Or perhaps one of the late rounds for the regular program? Either way, given your interesting and unusual track record, I imagine you will have rich stories to talk about in your interview. Your stats and profile are unusual for an MBA candidate- use that to your advantage! Since you only list one job but mention other companies in your blurb, make sure you are able to smoothly walk the interviewer through your career path so they can see the logic of your moves. Given that your grant has run out, are you still working now? …

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