Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Strategy Consulting/Sales & Trading
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 5
GMAT/GRE score: 710
Undergraduate GPA: 3.4/4.0
Admitted to: HBS, Wharton-Lauder
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