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Posts: 26
Schools: Wharton '19
GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V46
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New post 19 Apr 2017, 11:20
Background

Work experience:
-1 year as a business analyst at a large media conglomerate located in Atlanta (working in the automotive division, where they are a global leader in wholesale and retail technology and facilitation). Earned Lean Six Sigma green belt in this role
-2 years as a manager in the Financial Planning and Analysis department in the same company. Promoted to manager 3 years ahead of schedule for being recognized as a top performer. Manages 2 contractors and an intern. Works closely with leadership on strategic decision making.
-1 year as senior manager in FP&A by the time I would enroll in business school
-Internships include summer internship at same company where I currently work and a summer as a finance intern at a wealth management fund.

Extra curriculars:
-Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor
-Pro Bono business consultant at a social entrepreneurship-focused eCommerce retail store
-Half marathon participant in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program. Raised $2000 for cancer research
-Finalist in my company's internal StartUp business plan event
-Liaison between my current company and a start-up non-profit whose goal it is to provide low-income teens with exposure to successful professionals.

Undergrad school/major: Emory, graduated 2014 (4 years of work experience upon grad school matriculation), Mathematics and Economics BA

Other education/coursework: Coursera Python certificate, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Race/nationality: White

Sex: Male

Stats

GMAT Score (include breakdown!): 770 (50Q/46V/8IR/5AWA)
Undergrad GPA: 3.25 (Started out pre-med which did not go well, then started to do better once I switched majors, but suffered a family tragedy my senior year which further hurt my grades)

MBA Info
Goal of MBA: I want to use my automotive industry knowledge to move into a strategy role with a leader in the transportation tech space (Google, Apple, Tesla, Uber, Lyft, etc.). Knowing that's a narrow niche with high barriers to entry, I would also consider other corporate strategy/corporate development jobs

Target schools: Wharton, MIT, Kellogg, Yale, Duke, Ross, Emory (with scholarship)

NOTE: I had interviews at MIT, Kellogg and Haas when I applied last year and didn't get into any. Guessing years of experience was a big factor there. Thought that might be useful info. Since applying, I've started volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters and am on track to being promoted to Senior Manager before I re-apply (very few, if any, people my age make it to that level of title in my company).
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New post 19 Apr 2017, 13:21
Hi, and thanks for writing! You have strong, progressive work experience, and congrats on that GMAT score! Regarding the GPA, you'll want to address it candidly and confidently in the optional essay.

Regarding MIT/Kellogg/Haas - it is possible that your limited work experience played a role; the typical applicant to those schools has ~4-6 years of work experience. In addition, it's great that you started volunteering with Big Brothers/Big Sisters - be sure to make it clear on your resume and application the impact you've made in the organization so far (same with your other extracurricular involvements). And in your application and interview, make sure that you're specific about why the program is right for you - what excites you about the culture, academics, and extracurricular offerings? Have you been inspired by conversations with students and alumni?

I hope that helps a bit, but feel free to write back with any other questions! :)


mholmes2101 wrote:
Background

Work experience:
-1 year as a business analyst at a large media conglomerate located in Atlanta (working in the automotive division, where they are a global leader in wholesale and retail technology and facilitation). Earned Lean Six Sigma green belt in this role
-2 years as a manager in the Financial Planning and Analysis department in the same company. Promoted to manager 3 years ahead of schedule for being recognized as a top performer. Manages 2 contractors and an intern. Works closely with leadership on strategic decision making.
-1 year as senior manager in FP&A by the time I would enroll in business school
-Internships include summer internship at same company where I currently work and a summer as a finance intern at a wealth management fund.

Extra curriculars:
-Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor
-Pro Bono business consultant at a social entrepreneurship-focused eCommerce retail store
-Half marathon participant in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program. Raised $2000 for cancer research
-Finalist in my company's internal StartUp business plan event
-Liaison between my current company and a start-up non-profit whose goal it is to provide low-income teens with exposure to successful professionals.

Undergrad school/major: Emory, graduated 2014 (4 years of work experience upon grad school matriculation), Mathematics and Economics BA

Other education/coursework: Coursera Python certificate, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Race/nationality: White

Sex: Male

Stats

GMAT Score (include breakdown!): 770 (50Q/46V/8IR/5AWA)
Undergrad GPA: 3.25 (Started out pre-med which did not go well, then started to do better once I switched majors, but suffered a family tragedy my senior year which further hurt my grades)

MBA Info
Goal of MBA: I want to use my automotive industry knowledge to move into a strategy role with a leader in the transportation tech space (Google, Apple, Tesla, Uber, Lyft, etc.). Knowing that's a narrow niche with high barriers to entry, I would also consider other corporate strategy/corporate development jobs

Target schools: Wharton, MIT, Kellogg, Yale, Duke, Ross, Emory (with scholarship)

NOTE: I had interviews at MIT, Kellogg and Haas when I applied last year and didn't get into any. Guessing years of experience was a big factor there. Thought that might be useful info. Since applying, I've started volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters and am on track to being promoted to Senior Manager before I re-apply (very few, if any, people my age make it to that level of title in my company).

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