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June 18, 2024 9:53pm ET
Applying: Berkeley / Haas, Columbia, Duke / Fuqua, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, Stanford GSB, UPenn / Wharton
Intake Year: 2025
Pre-MBA Career: Marketing/Client Strategy in Advertising Tech
Post-MBA Target Industry: Technology, Entrepreneurship Companies: Apple , Facebook , Google , LinkedIn , Microsoft
GMAT: 655
GPA: 3.3
Years of Work Experience: 3.5
Location: Bay Area, CA
Post MBA Location: Bay Area, CA
Notes:

Hey Alex and Graham! Excited to finally be posting here. Been an avid listener of wire taps for 4 months now and thought Alex's comment about marathons in last week's episode was so funny. Hopefully I can get featured as well!

Bio: Born in Korea, moved to the US when I was young and now have US citizenship

College: Transferred after freshman year and graduated from a top 10 undergrad B School. I know GPA doesn't look horrible but a couple C's and even a D is some of my business courses like accounting/finance cause I didn't think those courses would matter for my career and didn't try though overall a positive trend in GPA and dean's list last 2 years all while doing in semester internships, a part time job as a lifeguard, and leadership roles in student gov

GMAT: Def will retake absolutely mediocre attempt (50 percentile quant and 99th DI lol)

Work: 8 month gap after grad because of covid and started at a smaller ad tech company where I was promoted after 5 months and worked on client media strategy
Left after a year and a half total to join a huge advertising agency to learn more about industry and gain hard skills
Hated culture, work, team and left after only about 9 months
Joined Fortune 10 company (not FAANG) in their high growth newly formed advertising/media tech company (~3.5 years old) working on client strategy and not a promotion but had a reorg that changed my title from specialist to manager after 7 months. Been here about 1.25 years at this point and will be staying until MBA

Extracurricular: co Founded asian employee group at 1st company, was selected to join leadership academy for asian employees at 2nd company, co lead of APAN erg at current company as well and board member of young alumni council for undergad
Was nominated for employee award in 1st company and won employee award for outstanding work at current company
DJ on weekends
Extensive travel 1st 2 jobs were completely remote so spent a lot of time traveling and working abroad currently at 60+ countries I think?. Recently started a travel blog/socials that I'm hoping to grow and monetize

Post MBA goal: work in a growth marketing role at a b2b saas company, hopefully in ad tech industry. Want to join early-late stage startup (series C ish). Long term goal: work more globally in late stage US startups looking to expand into new markets/countries (exec level growth/partnerships/go to market strategy)

R1 Strategy: Wharton/Lauder (still looking more into whether I'd be able to pass the language exam for Lauder), GSB, Sloan, Haas, CBS
R2: NYU, Duke, maybe Northwestern?

Would love to hear your thoughts!

6
June 17, 2024 6:48pm ET
Applying: Berkeley / Haas, Harvard Business School, London Business School, MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB, U. Chicago Booth
Intake Year: 2025
Pre-MBA Career: Tech Manager, Product Manager
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting, Technology, Private Equity, Commercial Banking Companies: Bain , BCG , McKinsey , Amazon , Apple , Facebook , Google , Microsoft , Other
GMAT: 735
GPA: 3.5
Years of Work Experience: 5.5
Location: Brazil
Post MBA Location: Undefined. Evaluating between getting a sponsorship from the bank and returning to Brazil or staying in the US/London.
Notes:

Male, black. Economics and Business Administration undergrads, where I joined several extracurricular activities.

Worked at a MAMAA company and in a Brazilian multinational footwear and apparel company, where I got a double promotion to become a Manager in Tech.

Currently working as a Senior Product Manager for the largest bank in Latin America.

My main goals for the MBA are (1) to expand my networking; (2) feel challenged by a group of ambitious peers; (3) open new possibilites of employment; (4) acquire knowledge relevant to open my own business in the future.

1
June 17, 2024 5:10pm ET
Applying: Columbia
Intake Year: 2025
Pre-MBA Career: Luxury Strategy
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting Companies: Bain
GPA: 3.7
Years of Work Experience: 5
Location: New york
Notes:

Hi, I'm looking for a 1 week, in person crash course to study for the EA in Manhattan. Has anyone had any experience or recommendations for this?

4
June 16, 2024 9:19am ET
Applying: Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB, UPenn / Wharton
Intake Year: 2025
Pre-MBA Career: MBB
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting
GMAT: 740
GPA: 3.7
Years of Work Experience: 3
Location: Australia
Post MBA Location: Australia
Notes:

I’m a second year Aussie MBB analyst on track for promotion by the time I apply next R1. Curious to understand how realistic HSW is given my stats.

MBA Livewire

June 18, 2024 12:28pm ET
Applied to Columbia
Round: Round 1
Received via n/a
Program Type: January Intake
Note:

I have applied in R1 J-Term. Any idea on when we should hear smth?
Thanks!!

June 17, 2024 8:13pm ET
Accepted from Waitlist to MIT Sloan
Round: Round 3
Received via portal June 17, 2024
GPA: 3.6
GMAT: 715
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Finance
Application Location: New York
Note:

Don’t give up! I got accepted today from waitlist!

June 17, 2024 7:19pm ET
Accepted from Waitlist to UCLA Anderson
Round: Round 3
Received via phone on June 17, 2024
GPA: 4.0
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Technology
June 17, 2024 6:25pm ET
Accepted from Waitlist to MIT Sloan
Round: Round 2
Received via email June 17, 2024
GPA: 3.2
GMAT: 780
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Entrepreneurship
June 17, 2024 10:48am ET
Applied to INSEAD
Round: Round 3
Received via n/a
GMAT: 615
Program Type: January Intake
Post MBA Career Name: Consulting
Application Location: USA
Note:

GMAT: 615 (Q80, V80, DI81).
GPA: ~3.2
US Army National Guard Veteran + 6-Years WE (Government consulting)
Normal International exposure (nothing to boast about).

MBA DecisionWire

Oth
June 14, 2024 2:00am ET
Enrolled: Other
Admitted: Other $
$60000
Applied: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper, Rochester / Simon, USC / Marshall, UT Austin / McCombs, Washington U. / Olin, Other
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Consulting, Technology, Entrepreneurship Companies: Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, McKinsey, Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Other
GRE: 318
GPA: 3.64
Location: Ho Chi Minh City
Notes:

I'm a triple jumper, coming from a creative advertising background on the West Coast trying to break into tech or consulting on the East Coast. I was accepted to Case Western Reserve Weatherhead ($$$), George Washington University ($$) and College of William & Mary (no $); WLed at USC, WUSTL, CMU. I'm enrolling at CWRU Weatherhead.

Chi
June 13, 2024 10:53am ET
Enrolled: U. Chicago Booth
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth
Applied: U. Chicago Booth
Entering Year: Other
Post MBA Career: Technology, Entrepreneurship
GMAT: 665
GPA: 3.99
Location: Utah
Notes:

Deferred MBA Admit, GMAT Focus

Chi
June 7, 2024 9:50pm ET
Enrolled: U. Chicago Booth
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth
Applied: U. Chicago Booth
Entering Year: 2025
Post MBA Career: Venture Capital, Private Equity, Non Profit/SI Companies: Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital, Blackstone
GRE: 326
Location: Washington, D.C.
Notes:

I decided to defer my start to next year for personal reasons.

Oxf
June 7, 2024 1:35pm ET
Enrolled: Oxford / Saïd
Admitted: HEC Paris $
€15000
,
Oxford / Saïd $
£20000
Applied: HEC Paris, Oxford / Saïd
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Consulting Companies: Accenture, Bain, BCG, Ernst & Young, KPMG, McKinsey, PWC
GMAT: 690
GPA: 13/20
Location: Peru

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