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Candidate:

Ms. Kellogg Bound Ideator

About Me:

Business mindset with a creative bent. I ideate and propose campaigns ,activations , event solutions for multinational corporations. Heavy cross-functional team experience Working at Wizcraft International Entertainment MSU ( bachelor’s) St. Xavier’s, Mumbai (PGD) Planning MBA to get into consulting

Details:

Undergrad School: The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

Undergrad Major: Business Administration

GPA: 2.4

GMAT: 710

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: PGD in Advertising and Marketing Communications

School Name: St. Xavier's , Mumbai

Extracurriculars: Teaching underprivileged children, Worked on an independent start-up project

Work History:

Title: Brand Strategist

Industry: Media

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 3 mos

Title: Senior Executive - conceptualizer and Copywriter

Industry: Media

Company: Global

Length of Employment: , 7 mos

Big Life Wins:

Taught 30 under-privileged kids for 6 months in a leadership position Independent start-up project of making edibles out of beer waste Held the position of Marketing Manager for 6 months for a state-level event organized by MSUBBASA

Post MBA Goal:

Plan A : Consulting – Strategy Plan B: Join brand studio of a tech firm like Amazon Example : Microsoft Brand Studio

Schools:

Target School: Kellogg

Status: Invited to Interview

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 8%

  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Hello Ms. Kellogg Bound Ideator! This is Talon Rindels, Sr. Admissions Consultant at the MBA Exchange and proud Kellogg alum. I am intrigued by your creative nature that would be an asset to many aspects of the Kellogg community – from the Kellogg Marketing Club to Special K! However, your GPA and GMAT, especially when compared against the more competitive pool you are up against as an Indian applicant, are real inhibitors. You are still young vs. the average age of a Kellogg admit at 27/28, so you have plenty of time to continue to build your candidacy. I’d definitely recommend taking the GMAT again (likely with further prep support), as a strong GMAT and a well-crafted story may be …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi there! Kate Richardson, Senior Admissions Consultant here. I have to agree with the P&Q community members here. Unless you’re reporting your GPA on a different scale or converting it to a US scale, that is quite low, and will present a challenge at any top 10 US program. In my experience, the best way to counteract a low GPA is to get a high GMAT, and your score is below Kellogg’s average. Supplemental courses could help, but a higher GMAT is going to make the most difference. You also seem to be on the young side, so I wonder whether waiting a year would be best. That would give you time to raise your score and take a course or two (a quant subject …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Ms. Kellogg Bound Ideator—this is Donna Bauman, Senior Admissions Counselor at Stratus Admissions. With your advertising background I could see you participating and adding value to Kellogg’s annual Super Bowl Advertising Review! You certainly bring a creative background that would be valued at Kellogg. However, I do see some substantial challenges with your current profile. With a 2.4 GPA you have a large hurdle to overcome in showing that you have the academic background to thrive at Kellogg. While your 710 GMAT is solid, it is still under Kellogg’s average of 730 and does not help you get over the bar and you could use another year or two of work to be a stronger applicant. You need to demonstrate quantitative readiness to begin …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 5%

  • 10% | 5 months ago

    You really need to apply to schools ranked well outside the top 10 or 15.
  • 5% | 5 months ago

  • 5% | 5 months ago

  • I'd take supplemental courses to move up your GPA. Then you should be in a good place.
  • 5% | 5 months ago

    This seems like a tough uphill battle.
  • Unless this is some strange way of GPA rating, there's no way.
  • 5% | 5 months ago

    GPA and GMAT hurt you. To make up for your extremely low GPA, I would think you need to be higher than 750/760.
  • 10% | 5 months ago

    Numbers too low for Kellogg, especially for a candidate from India. Need to move the GMAT up, given your low GPA.

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