Yes I could. The snow has only just melted here in the UK. And I’m inside reading my profile assessment from someone I’ve never met – which makes the accurate assessment of my complexion all the more unnerving.
I’ve been an avid reader of MBAOver30’s blog (http://mbaover30.com/) and one of his early posts recommends the brutal profile evaluation by Sandy Kreisburg, an experienced admisisons consultant.
I gave him quite a lot of information to work on, as I wanted as good an assessment as I can get. It was an interesting read. For starters I’ve never had someone describe my degree as ‘a deal-breaker’ but I wanted an honest assessment and that’s what I got! I suppose I can be pleased that his assessment very closely matched my own, that is a good thing, but that it matched my own average expectations of my chances is probably not.
Some choice quotes that I enjoyed:
Sports teams are not a Stanford fav. extra, especially teams you, yourself play on, rather than teams you coach composed of blind kids or victims of land-mines, or preferably both.
…you will present there [Haas] as a solid guy with an interesting background …. UK, that is interesting and you could use some sunshine.
I think he was in a good mood that day! In summary, not a bad history but being a white male I’ll be up against it for the super-elite schools. Aren’t the Americans supposed to like Brits…?