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Profile Evaluation - Untraditional Candidate

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Joined: 18 Apr 2019
Posts: 6
Location: United States
Schools: Haas EWMBA '23
Profile Evaluation - Untraditional Candidate  [#permalink]

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New post 19 Apr 2019, 11:10
Hi everyone, thanks for taking the time to read my profile. Only looking to apply to the Haas EWMBA because I work in San Francisco, and can't move anywhere else. Looking for honest advice on how I should position myself as an applicant and where I can improve to stand out the most. Since I'm only applying to Berkeley, want to make sure I do everything in my power to get admitted there.

Personal Life:
-25 years old
-American Citizen Male (south asian)
-43 months work experience

Academics:
-3.0 GPA
-700 GMAT
-UC Berkeley Grad

Extra Curricular's in College:
-Student Senator (1 of 20 people elected to oversee a $3M budget)
-City Commissioner & Advisor to the Mayor of Berkeley
-Created syllabus and taught inmates at the San Quentin Prison in their inmate rehabilitation program
-Contributing Writer for The Huffington Post

Employment:
-Startup Cofounder (started it during senior year of college)
-Went through Y-Combinator
-$3M funding from top tier VC's
-110,000 users across 50+ schools in America
-5 employees in total

Awards:
-Forbes 30 under 30 Finalist
-Inc Magazine's 50 emerging global entrepreneurs to watch
-Leadership Award Scholar at UC Berkeley
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Affiliations: NYU, Yale
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Posts: 471
Location: United States (NY)
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New post 20 Apr 2019, 10:59
Hi vr18039,

I would like to learn more about your background, so we can help you differentiate, especially since you are only applying to one school.

From the information you've provided, the Haas EWMBA may present a few challenges in securing admission, namely age, GPA, GMAT, and years of work experience. While the GPA range of admitted students is between 3.0 - 3.8, their median is 3.4. I understand that you cannot change your GPA, but what you can do is increase your GMAT score to counterbalance your GPA. I recommend you increase your GMAT score by 10+ overall point. Your years of work experience will also be a hurdle, as the class range is between 5-11 years.

While it is possible to gain admission in the 2019-2020 application season, you will want to demonstrate the depth of your professional and leadership experiences, your academic aptitude, and present a personal profile that exemplifies maturity and embodies the spirit of innovation.

I am happy to speak further about your background. When you are ready, please reach out.

Good luck!



vr18039 wrote:
Hi everyone, thanks for taking the time to read my profile. Only looking to apply to the Haas EWMBA because I work in San Francisco, and can't move anywhere else. Looking for honest advice on how I should position myself as an applicant and where I can improve to stand out the most. Since I'm only applying to Berkeley, want to make sure I do everything in my power to get admitted there.

Personal Life:
-25 years old
-American Citizen Male (south asian)
-43 months work experience

Academics:
-3.0 GPA
-700 GMAT
-UC Berkeley Grad

Extra Curricular's in College:
-Student Senator (1 of 20 people elected to oversee a $3M budget)
-City Commissioner & Advisor to the Mayor of Berkeley
-Created syllabus and taught inmates at the San Quentin Prison in their inmate rehabilitation program
-Contributing Writer for The Huffington Post

Employment:
-Startup Cofounder (started it during senior year of college)
-Went through Y-Combinator
-$3M funding from top tier VC's
-110,000 users across 50+ schools in America
-5 employees in total

Awards:
-Forbes 30 under 30 Finalist
-Inc Magazine's 50 emerging global entrepreneurs to watch
-Leadership Award Scholar at UC Berkeley

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New post 21 Apr 2019, 03:17
Your profile is unique and has that cachet factor. I like it. Agree with challenges above but partering w someone, should not be inconquerable.

For Haas esp, articulate a fit with their values in the app, confidence without attitude, etc.

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Re: Profile Evaluation - Untraditional Candidate   [#permalink] 21 Apr 2019, 03:17
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