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Profile Evaluation for Deferred Admission Student (Stanford / HBS 2+2)

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New post 17 Nov 2017, 16:31
Hi everyone,

As an undergraduate senior, I'm considering applying to deferred admissions MBA programs in 2018, specifically the programs at Stanford and Harvard (2+2). I want to gauge if I even have a chance / does it make sense at this point. I would appreciate any thoughts/advice/recommendations!

Background:
Age: 21
Sex: Female
Race: White

Education:
GPA: 3.75/4.0 (top 10%) from top public U.S. university
GMAT: Estimating 710-730
Language: English, Japanese

Work Experience:
Internship working on pro-bono projects and non-profit research focused on diversity/inclusion at boutique strategy consulting firm.
Summer internship as advisory intern in consulting branch of Big 4 firm. Returning full-time next year.
Full year internship as strategy intern at a mid-level technology consulting firm.

School Experience:
VP of Alumni Relations on student executive board for international business program.
Member of university-wide student advisory council for student seed fund initiative.
Project manager/consultant for university's consulting center focused on consulting businesses in local/underserved communities.
Student of the year award for work with consulting center, recognized for commitment to diversity/inclusion and leadership.
Multiple case competitions wins / selected as one of four international case competition representatives in 2016.
Business school magazine feature as one of the best/brightest undergraduate students.

Study Abroad:
Studied abroad in India on a program centered are female leadership and social entrepreneurship.
Studied abroad in Japan through an intensive language / homestay program.

I intend to apply in April and have been studying for the GMAT for the last month. I'm worried my GPA/GMAT/School won't make me stand out, but I feel strong in the story I have to tell, what I am passionate about, and how I want to use my MBA.

Do you think there is anything key missing? What would help my application? I would really appreciate any insights or advice.

Thank you!
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New post 18 Nov 2017, 09:55
Hi there,

You have a strong profile with a high GPA, good internships (think about the impact you've had in your internships), and impactful extracurricular activities. As you approach the GMAT, aim to get a 730+ with at least an 80th percentile across the quant and the verbal sections. Your story will be important as well but it sounds like you have that ironed out. Assuming a strong GMAT score, you would be a competitive candidate in my view - I would say to go for it!

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New post 18 Nov 2017, 16:06
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Hi there,

You have a strong profile with a high GPA, good internships (think about the impact you've had in your internships), and impactful extracurricular activities. As you approach the GMAT, aim to get a 730+ with at least an 80th percentile across the quant and the verbal sections. Your story will be important as well but it sounds like you have that ironed out. Assuming a strong GMAT score, you would be a competitive candidate in my view - I would say to go for it!

If I can help in any way, feel free to reach out at

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Thank you Shaifali! That's great to hear. I'm going to work really hard on getting the best GMAT score that I can. I'm very strong in verbal, so I'm focusing a lot of my effort on the quantitative section as I study so that it will hopefully match.
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New post 22 Nov 2017, 06:12
Hey,

You carry a very strong profile with an excellent GPA, but I would suggest you to aim high in GMAT may be 730-740 atleast. Though its not mentioned in the official website but the applicants who tend to apply in your targetted b-schools carry 730+ GMAT.

You have great interns and extra curricular activities, amazed to see your profile and you are an ideal candidate for any top b-school. As suggested earlier, work hard on your GMAT and build an excellent story.While assessing your application, top b-schools looks for candidates who have demonstrated leadership qualities in their professional or personal lives. Leadership qualities don’t necessarily mean leading teams – they could also mean the initiatives you had taken, your achievements, impact-orientation and career progression.

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New post 22 Nov 2017, 07:57
kbj2 wrote:
Hi everyone,

As an undergraduate senior, I'm considering applying to deferred admissions MBA programs in 2018, specifically the programs at Stanford and Harvard (2+2). I want to gauge if I even have a chance / does it make sense at this point. I would appreciate any thoughts/advice/recommendations!

Background:
Age: 21
Sex: Female
Race: White

Education:
GPA: 3.75/4.0 (top 10%) from top public U.S. university
GMAT: Estimating 710-730
Language: English, Japanese

Work Experience:
Internship working on pro-bono projects and non-profit research focused on diversity/inclusion at boutique strategy consulting firm.
Summer internship as advisory intern in consulting branch of Big 4 firm. Returning full-time next year.
Full year internship as strategy intern at a mid-level technology consulting firm.

School Experience:
VP of Alumni Relations on student executive board for international business program.
Member of university-wide student advisory council for student seed fund initiative.
Project manager/consultant for university's consulting center focused on consulting businesses in local/underserved communities.
Student of the year award for work with consulting center, recognized for commitment to diversity/inclusion and leadership.
Multiple case competitions wins / selected as one of four international case competition representatives in 2016.
Business school magazine feature as one of the best/brightest undergraduate students.

Study Abroad:
Studied abroad in India on a program centered are female leadership and social entrepreneurship.
Studied abroad in Japan through an intensive language / homestay program.

I intend to apply in April and have been studying for the GMAT for the last month. I'm worried my GPA/GMAT/School won't make me stand out, but I feel strong in the story I have to tell, what I am passionate about, and how I want to use my MBA.

Do you think there is anything key missing? What would help my application? I would really appreciate any insights or advice.

Thank you!


Well, you have a very interesting profile, but the first thing I think you need to ask yourself is: Why do I want to do this now? What do I want to accomplish? Why would they be interested in me?

HBS 2+2 and Stanford deferred is more than just about "Taking on good candidates". The schools want to attract folks to an MBA who for other reasons might not do one, and they want to attract strong people, with clear goals, yet who are visionary. so it has to be more than "it's good for me to go to B-school early" but there has to be real and concrete reasons why you HAVE TO attend at this point in your life.

And I think that will be the core of your story, now when you apply, or even if you don't get in this time, it will help define what you do later.

So I think the best place to start is a bit of introspection, and then discussion with people who know you best. And THEN once you have your own story down pat, then you can see about how to make that story fit the programs.
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New post 23 Nov 2017, 18:02
Thanks for sharing your profile. I think you have a strong profile so don't sell yourself short. Your GMAT will obviously be very important to your candidacy, but if you can score within range and let your story shine through I think you have a chance at these programs
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Hey guys, so I am thinking of applying for the Stanford MBA deferred admission (for 2021 or 2022). Would like to know what you think of my chances of getting to the interview stage and getting an offer

I am from Montreal, Canada (23 year old white male)
Undergrad: Non-target US university (Economics & Finance)
GPA: 3.96/4.0 (top 1%)
Masters: Masters in Management at London Business School (LBS)
GMAT: 710 (49Q, 38V, 8IR, 5.0 AWA)
Work Experience: Investment banking analyst (M&A, ECM, DCM) in a top Canadian Bank (will start in July 2018) + working on my own startup (sharing economy, think Uber/Airbnb/Tinder)
Leadership: Captain of my NCAA tennis team in Florida, MVP for 2 years
EC: Professional tennis player for 7 years, ranked 668 in the world (played in over 40 different countries), represented Canada in the Junior Olympics in Singapore
Sponsorship from Adidas and Babolat
Post-MBA Goal: Venture Capital or Private Equity in a top US fund

In my essay, I plan to leverage my tennis experience and discuss everything I have learned from it (leadership, dedication, performing under pressure, time management, problem solving, interpersonal skills).

Any tips would be greatly appreciated, you can PM me :)

Thanks in advance!
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laurent777 wrote:
Hey guys, so I am thinking of applying for the Stanford MBA deferred admission (for 2021 or 2022). Would like to know what you think of my chances of getting to the interview stage and getting an offer

I am from Montreal, Canada (23 year old white male)
Undergrad: Non-target US university (Economics & Finance)
GPA: 3.96/4.0 (top 1%)
Masters: Masters in Management at London Business School (LBS)
GMAT: 710 (49Q, 38V, 8IR, 5.0 AWA)
Work Experience: Investment banking analyst (M&A, ECM, DCM) in a top Canadian Bank (will start in July 2018) + working on my own startup (sharing economy, think Uber/Airbnb/Tinder)
Leadership: Captain of my NCAA tennis team in Florida, MVP for 2 years
EC: Professional tennis player for 7 years, ranked 668 in the world (played in over 40 different countries), represented Canada in the Junior Olympics in Singapore
Sponsorship from Adidas and Babolat
Post-MBA Goal: Venture Capital or Private Equity in a top US fund

In my essay, I plan to leverage my tennis experience and discuss everything I have learned from it (leadership, dedication, performing under pressure, time management, problem solving, interpersonal skills).

Any tips would be greatly appreciated, you can PM me :)

Thanks in advance!


Thank you for the detailed post. Your tennis background will certainly help, both as a way to demonstrate leadership and also success in general. I would love to know the school you went to. That said the GPA will help a lot. How many times did you take the GMAT?

I will send a PM as requested with more.

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New post 26 May 2018, 07:21
Hello guys!

I want to apply for deferred admission in Harvard, Stanford, Yale and other colleges offering it.
Can someone please evaluate my profile for calculating my chances in Harvard/Stanford with a GMAT score of 700-720 (expected).

I have attached my CV.
The one which is not designed and is simple is updated, and the other one is not completely updated but a catchy looking CV.

Kindly go through and let me know my chances of getting into Harvard or Stanford as deferred admission.

Thank You

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Hey there, I am currently a sophomore (2 yrs more until graduation) and am looking forward to getting enrolled in the Harvard 2+2 program. I would be grateful if you could evaluate my profile and suggest me actions I should take in order to enhance my chances. Thanks!

Age: 19 (21 when I would apply)
Gender: Male
Race: Indian

University: top engineering college ( selection rate less than 1 percent)
GPA: 8/10
Stream: Chemical Engineering

Internships: business advisor and marketing strategist for a medium scale social organisation that offers support to grass root level entrepreneurs.

Foreign exchange: attended a top design school in USA as a summer exchange student. (only 3 undergrad students selected)

Leadership roles:

Founder and coordinator of the E cell of the institute.
Founder and organizer of an event focused on giving young innovators a platform to show case their work, helping them get more exposure from several organisations and incubation centres. Theme being social innovation.
Core marketing member for the technical fest of the institute
Sponsorship associate for the cultural fest of the institute
Founding member of the competitive automobile building club
Organiser tedx

Projects: a product design projects,where in the product was to be commercially viable, and a system design project focused on evaluation of the current system in place and improving the same.

Some other relevant information:

I am a passionate traveller and have travelled across several States of India to survey the state of the small scale industries present the areas.

The whole journey inspired me to work toward making a social innovation to help those who are exploited, and plan to work on it in the near future.

I have a strong story to tell, as many things I am currently doing have a strong reason behind them, that very well align into a story.
I'm certain I would get a gmat score of more than 720 (based on practice tests).

What are my chances of getting into Harvard 2+2?
Which are the areas where you would suggest I should work on?

Thanks alot!



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