Candidate:

Ms. Strong Performer, Bad Tester

About Me:

I was a direct promote to consultant (traditionally a post-MBA role) at Bain. I have leadership roles in several affinity groups and on the office culture team. I am a very strong performer, rated in the top 1% of Bainies while receiving the highest rating for culture. I am concerned about my low GMAT, quant specifically.

Schools:

Target School: Kellogg

Considering: Chicago Booth, Wharton, Harvard

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Application Status: Open

Details:

Undergrad School: UNC Chapel Hill

Undergrad Major: Business; Public Policy

GPA: 3.8

GMAT: 700

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Women at Bain Recruiting chair | 180 Degrees Consulting Mentor | Office culture champion

Work History:

Title: Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

Simultaneously earning 2 rare ratings: Top 1% of firm performers and role model for values (vitality, co-creation, sponsorship); indicating my differentiated ability to lead results-delivery while cultivating an inclusive and energized culture.

Post MBA Goal:

Return to Bain, then pivot to social impact space.

Odds:

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The Experts Rate The Odds At: 60%

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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 60%

    Let me just tell you that a 700 GMAT score is darn good. While we don’t know your splits, and therefore your quant score, the fact that you have done well at Bain speaks volumes for you, far beyond a standardized test which pretty much tests your ability to take a test. Your 3.8 GPA from a public Ivy also makes a big difference. But the fact that you are among the top 1% of performers at Bain, one of the truly world-class employers which is highly selective and intellectually demanding, should be more than enough proof for any admissions official that you belong in the class. If not, I would see it as their loss–not yours. Kellogg should welcome you with open arms. You …

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  • Admissionado | Odds Assessment: 60%

    Your “strong performer, bad tester” byline gave me the impression of a far lower GMAT score. A 700 GMAT is indeed lower than Kellogg’s average, but it is still competitive. A GMAT that starts with “7” is considered “shiny” for M& AdComs, and you have crossed this threshold. The schools for which you indicate interest all accept the GRE, so it might be worth a practice test to see if you favor that option. If you are too far down the road for that, then I wouldn’t sweat your 700 score too hard, especially considering the other markers for intellectual aptitude and academic readiness that your application will signal.
    Schools like Kellogg use external entities to do sifting for them: companies like Bain and educational …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 46%

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  • 50% | 1 month ago

    Your “strong performer, bad tester” byline gave me the misimpression of a far lower GMAT score. A 700 GMAT is indeed lower than Kellogg’s average, but it is still competitive. A GMAT that starts with “7” is considered “shiny” for M& AdComs, and you have crossed this threshold. The schools for which you indicate interest all accept the GRE, so it might be worth a practice test to see if you favor that option. If you are too far down the road for that, then I wouldn’t sweat your 700 score too hard, especially considering the other markers for intellectual aptitude and academic readiness that your application will signal. Schools like Kellogg use external entities to do sifting for them: companies like Bain and educational ...
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