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MBA Applywire

July 21, 2024 1:47pm ET
Applying: Berkeley / Haas, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, Stanford GSB, U. Chicago Booth, UCLA Anderson, UPenn / Wharton
Intake Year: 2025
Pre-MBA Career: PhD in Engineering, MBB Consultant, Education Non-Profit, Small Entrepreneur Side Hustles
Post-MBA Target Industry: Entrepreneurship
GMAT: 655
GPA: 3.3
Years of Work Experience: 3
Location: Southern California
Post MBA Location: California but open to returning back to the east coast

I am a 31-year-old Hispanic male. I studied at public universities in top 20 mechanical engineering programs for both my B.S. and Ph.D. degrees. After graduation, I started working as a consultant (at the MBA level) for MBB. MBB was an amazing experience, but I felt significantly behind my peers in both business acumen and work experience. After being dropped from MBB, I worked with the C-suite of a mid-size education non-profit (~$200M in revenue) to support their initiative of spinning off a new non-profit as employee number three. During our first year, we grew to 20 employees, realized $3M in revenue, and are projected to make $10M in revenue next year. This experience solidified my desire to one day start my own company.

The main reason I want to pursue an MBA is to support my efforts in one day launching my own startup. I feel like I am lacking the educational foundation that I would need to pursue my own startup (everything I know is a result of Googling and trial and error). I also do not have a network to tap into for co-founders, investors, and entrepreneurial mentors, which I feel the MBA would provide. While I still do not have a solid idea in place for a company, my interests lie in commercializing research, consumer products, or some idea that can help improve Mexico's economic prospects. My plan for B-School is to take full advantage of all their entrepreneurial resources and programs.

Other elements I could highlight are that in my pursuit of building my entrepreneurial skill set, I have flipped two houses as a self-funded real estate investor and I launched a product on Amazon ($9K in revenue in the first 3 months).

I would really appreciate your guidance on how to best position myself in my applications. I am not sure if I should highlight my failures as an MBB consultant, if I should talk about my side hustles, and how to best explain the work I have been doing with the non-profit. I acknowledge that my situation is not typical for someone pursuing an MBA since I have already done the job you get after an MBA and my current title is a Director. I just honestly think getting an MBA from a top university will open unknown doors and it is my best path forward for self-growth and to give my start up ideas the best chance for success.

July 20, 2024 8:00pm ET
Applying: Berkeley / Haas, Columbia, Harvard Business School, INSEAD, London Business School, MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB, U. Chicago Booth, UPenn / Wharton, Yale SOM
Pre-MBA Career: Financial Services/ Project Management
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting, Technology Companies: Bain , BCG , McKinsey , Amazon , Apple , Facebook , Google , Microsoft
GMAT: 780
GPA: 3.58
Years of Work Experience: 7
Location: Ireland
Post MBA Location: United States/ Europe

I am originally from India who initially went to UAE for a college in Computer Science and then pivoted to Mathematics as a college transfer in the United States (transferred because of low opportunities in Technology space in UAE) with an intention of getting into Finance/Financial Services. At the time of admission, I will be a European citizen so will have access to work in Europe without any sponsorship.

I have worked in 3 different continents, during my internship in India, in the US post graduation and then finally in Europe as my company was expanding and wanted me to lead the efforts in the other side of the Atlantic.

During this time, I have honed my skills as a Project Manager deploying solutions globally. Worked intensively with the CEOs and Co Founder in the Financial Services company and now hold a Management Position at a bank (VP) as a part of a management team with 12 personnel count .

Post graduation- and this is why I am hoping to get an MBA- I hope to pivot to a Strategy/ Product Management Role.

July 20, 2024 5:17pm ET
Applying: Dartmouth / Tuck, Harvard Business School, Northwestern / Kellogg, U. Chicago Booth, UVA / Darden, Yale SOM
Intake Year: 2025
Pre-MBA Career: Private Wealth Associate
Post-MBA Target Industry: Other
GMAT: 700
GPA: 3.31
Years of Work Experience: 2.5

I am currently in the Private Wealth space and want to make the switch to Corporate Development. My GPA was weighted down from a rough first two years of honors pre-med courses and personal issues (I plan to address these when applying). Ended up switching to Economics and finished my last two years with a 4.0. First gen Hispanic college student.

Extracurriculars/Professional Development:
-Various leadership/mentorship roles within my current role
-Volunteer with a couple local charities
-Exec board of my college's local alumni group

Looking for advice on how to become a stronger candidate.

July 20, 2024 10:11am ET
Applying: Cambridge / Judge, Dartmouth / Tuck, Duke / Fuqua, HEC Paris, Michigan / Ross, NYU Stern, Oxford / Saïd, UCLA Anderson, UNC Kenan-Flagler, USC / Marshall, UT Austin / McCombs
Intake Year: 2025
Pre-MBA Career: Consulting
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting, Venture Capital, Private Equity
GMAT: 740
GPA: 3.2
Years of Work Experience: 3
Location: Mumbai
Post MBA Location: USA

MBA Livewire

July 21, 2024 7:47am ET
Applying to Columbia
Round: Round 1
Received via phone
GRE: 326
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: General Management
Application Location: USA
July 20, 2024 7:32am ET
Accepted to Columbia
Round: Round 1
Received via phone on July 19, 2024
GRE: 330
Program Type: January Intake

Interview on Friday 12th of July

July 20, 2024 2:55am ET
Rejected from Waitlist at London Business School
Round: Round 2
Received via email July 20, 2024
GMAT: 700
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Application Location: United States
July 19, 2024 9:11pm ET
Accepted to Berkeley / Haas
Round: Early Decision
Received via phone on June 18, 2024
GPA: 3.785
GMAT: 665
Program Type: Deferred Enrollment
Post MBA Career Name: Technology
July 19, 2024 3:23pm ET
Accepted to Columbia
Round: Round 1
Received via phone July 19, 2024
GPA: 3.4
GRE: 328
Program Type: January Intake
Application Location: USA

MBA DecisionWire

July 19, 2024 10:58pm ET
Enrolled: Harvard Business School
Admitted: Columbia $
Harvard Business School , Stanford GSB $
UPenn / Wharton $
Applied: Columbia, Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, UPenn / Wharton
Entering Year: 2023
GRE: 319
Location: Los Angeles
July 18, 2024 2:25pm ET
Enrolled: Duke / Fuqua
Admitted: Duke / Fuqua $
Applied: Duke / Fuqua, MIT Sloan
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Technology, Venture Capital Companies: Apple, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Other, Other
GRE: 309
GPA: 3.3
Location: USA

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July 18, 2024 1:36pm ET
Enrolled: U. Chicago Booth
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth , Dartmouth / Tuck , Michigan / Ross $
Applied: Dartmouth / Tuck, UPenn / Wharton, Michigan / Ross, U. Chicago Booth
Entering Year: 2024
GRE: 327
July 16, 2024 3:29am ET
Enrolled: Yale SOM
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth , Duke / Fuqua $
Northwestern / Kellogg $
NYU Stern , UVA / Darden $
Yale SOM $
Applied: Duke / Fuqua, Northwestern / Kellogg, NYU Stern, Stanford GSB, UVA / Darden, Yale SOM, U. Chicago Booth
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Non Profit/SI
GMAT: 740
GPA: 3.78
Location: India


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