What if someone at the age of 25years with no relevant work ex wants to make it into the ivy league. He is an Artist and has done theater shows(Stage/Street acting) from past 4 years. MBA with this profile looks impossible and stupid. So he started preparing for GMAT and got 720+ in mocks, he wants to take GMAT but still thinking to pay around 15k INR for the exam is it worth to take a shot?
He also dosent have good grades in graduation(44% out of 100) and has done it through distance learning, moreover he belongs to a below middle class family where people need good and extra ordinary reasons to study . Reason for MBA- Has learned to work hard in those 4 years and wants to get a good job and settle down.Now what should he do? Has anyone converted any top US bschool with this kind of background??
Graduation= 44% Bachelor in commerce Pass( Two reasons for doing grad. through distance learning one poor score so unable to make a cut in good government colleges, had no money to study in Private universities).
From school days he acted on number of street shows,so even after graduation he persuaded the same profession.But day by day its becoming difficult to survive as the per month income is too low.
Any suggestion/guidance would be appreciated.
Well, that was the story till interval. What happens next ?
Where is that Big Dream, the title is talking about ?
Getting into a top college should not be a dream itself, but it should be a mean to achieve his greater dream. Once he is sure and passionate about what he wants to do with his life, he will definitely get a way.
Life is much more than an American B-School. Life is much more than getting a top score. Life is about being happy about what you have and make most of what you have.
No one can stop him, if he has determination, courage, passion, patience, and persistence.
I would like to start a production company and a Theater group basically who can work for Social cause(NGO), it will be more of taking government projects.
MBA will add a value in my resume moreover it will give me an exposure to the international market to get connected with right network.
Secondly as far as the diversity in the class is concern i will be the right candidate almost all the students will learn from me.For example i am very extrovert, expressive , how to attract people who are walking on road etc. Most importantly i have worked for many social causes just to make people more aware and attentive without any money.
Finally yes i want to do mba to earn money because a project wont just work on willingness it would need money.\\
And yes i understand ivey would be difficult, i am open to quality programs and not just ivey.
Thank you would love to hear your response.