Darden | Mr. Military Communications Officer
GRE Not taken yet, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. Fill In The Gaps
GRE 330, GPA 3.21
INSEAD | Mr. Behavioral Changes
GRE 336, GPA 5.8/10
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Texas Recruiter
GMAT 770, GPA 3.04
USC Marshall | Mr. Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Qualcomm Quality
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
HEC Paris | Mr. Introverted Dancer
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Navy Vet
GRE 310, GPA 2.6
Kellogg | Ms. Retail To Technology
GMAT 670, GPA 3.8
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Entertainment Agency
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
Chicago Booth | Mr. Quant
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Ross | Mr. Top 25 Hopeful
GMAT 680, GPA 3.3
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Well-Traveled Nonprofit Star
GRE 322, GPA 3.0
Yale | Mr. Gay Social Scientist
GMAT 740, GPA 2.75 undergrad, 3.8 in MS
Wharton | Mr. MBA When Ready
GMAT 700 (expected), GPA 3.3
London Business School | Mr. Low Undergrad GPA
GMAT 760, GPA 65/100 (1.0)
Harvard | Mr. Aspiring FinTech Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.9
Chicago Booth | Ms. Hotel Real Estate
GMAT 730, GPA 3.75
Chicago Booth | Mr. EduTech
GRE 337, GPA 3.9
Columbia | Mr. Infra-Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.68
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Vigor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Comeback Kid
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
London Business School | Mr. Family Investment Fund
GMAT 790, GPA 3.0
HEC Paris | Ms. Freelancer
GMAT 710, GPA 5.3
MIT Sloan | Mr. Sans-Vertebrae
GMAT 730, GPA 3.78
INSEAD | Mr. Business Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 3.0

P&Q Live: How Service 2 School Helps Vets

JohnIn the fourth edition of P&Q Live, our new weekly podcast on all things business school, Poets&Quants Founder John A. Byrne takes a look at the booming interest in impact investing on B-school campuses, interviews the co-founder of Service2School which helps help veterans win admission to the best universities, and handicaps the MBA odds of a 25-year-old Latino man who works as a project manager for a tele-medicine company leading marketing and process improvement initiatives.

Staff writer Nathan Allen takes listeners behind the scenes for his recent story on the impact investing boom and highlights the business schools doing the best job in this growing area of finance. He sheds light on the curricular and co-curricular impact investing initiatives at 18 leading business schools around the world from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business to Oxford Said.

Then, Byrne interviews Tim Hsia, a West Point graduate and former infantry officer, who used to Stanford University to make his transition into civilian life. At Stanford, Hsia picked up both JD and MBA degrees, and then joined the Bay Area startup world. While at Stanford, he founded with three other vets Service2School, a unique organization that offers free mentoring and coaching to active-duty veterans who want to get either an undergraduate or graduate degree. “We’ve changed the game for vets going into school,” says Hsia. Poets&Quants recently published the candid essay of a Service2School member: Confessions Of A Military Vet Who Went To Harvard Business School.

And finally, HBSGuru.com Founder Sandy Kreisberg is back to assess the chances of a 25-year-old Latino man with a 690 GMAT score and a 3.2 grade point average from Vanderbilt University. The young professional worked for one and one-half years as a business analyst at a major health IT company, then moved on to a healthcare marketing firm as a marketing analyst, and recently joined a young tele-medicine company as a project manager. He wants to use the MBA to transition into either strategy consulting with McKinsey, Bain or BCG or into a role at a major healthcare company. His target schools: Stanford, Harvard, Duke, Vanderbilt, and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.