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Candidate:

Ms. MBA Aspire

About Me:

Struggled my first two years of undergrad – grade deflation at UC Berkeley + weeder classes. Was able to pick up my GPA my last two years but I am still worried it is too low, especially since I graduated with a humanities major. Working at a small investment firm as an analyst for acquisitions, development, and investments.

Details:

Undergrad School: UC Berkeley

Undergrad Major: Sociology

GPA: 3.1

GMAT: 700

Age: 23,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars:

Work History:

Title: Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: CFO

Industry: working with a small business that focuses on sustainability and supporting livelihood of those in a 3rd world country

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

– After interning the summer at a company, they requested me to come back so I graduated a semester early. – Was drawn to my current job because it involves the social impact side of finance.

Post MBA Goal:

Entrepreneurship, real estate dev, starting something impact based in a 3rd world country.

Schools:

Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: MIT Sloan, Columbia

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Ms. MBA Aspire – Thanks for sharing your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus.

    I admire that you are using your skills in finance for social impact. It will be important for you to share the WHY behind your interest in making an impact in the third world. Is there a specific area that is of personal interest to you? Education, healthcare, housing?

    Last year I worked with a Berkeley alum whose GPA was below 3.0. He is now at Booth. It will not be impossible to overcome your softer undergrad performance. However, you need to SHOW admissions committee that you are a different student today than you were during college. Right now your GMAT isn’t helping you for Wharton, CBS or MIT Sloan since you are …

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