Harvard | Mr. French Economist
GMAT 710, GPA 15.3/20 in the French grading system 3.75-4.0/4.0 after conversion
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Healthcare Worker
GMAT 670, GPA 4
Yale | Mr. Hedge Fund To FinTech
GMAT 740, GPA 61.5
Tuck | Ms. Women-Focused Ventures
GRE 321, GPA 2.89
Stanford GSB | Ms. Independent Consultant
GMAT 750, GPA 3.5
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Bangladeshi Data Scientist
GMAT 760, GPA 3.33
Stanford GSB | Ms. 2+2 Tech Girl
GRE 333, GPA 3.95
Ross | Mr. Automotive Compliance Professional
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Wharton | Mr. Digi-Transformer
GMAT 680, GPA 4
Stanford GSB | Ms. Healthcare Operations To General Management
GRE 700, GPA 7.3
Chicago Booth | Ms. CS Engineer To Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.31
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Engineer In The Military
GRE 310, GPA 3.9
Chicago Booth | Mr. Oil & Gas Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 6.85/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seeking Fellow Program
GMAT 760, GPA 3
Wharton | Mr. Real Estate Investor
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Chef Instructor
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Climate
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. New England Hopeful
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65
Harvard | Mr. Military Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 3.9
Ross | Ms. Packaging Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.47
Chicago Booth | Mr. Private Equity To Ed-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Gay Singaporean Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Electric Vehicles Product Strategist
GRE 331, GPA 3.8
Columbia | Mr. BB Trading M/O To Hedge Fund
GMAT 710, GPA 3.23
Columbia | Mr. Old Indian Engineer
GRE 333, GPA 67%
Harvard | Mr. Athlete Turned MBB Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Ross | Mr. Civil Rights Lawyer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62

Meet Michigan State’s MBA Class of 2018

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Sung Y. Hong

Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: US Army captain (human resource), still in active service.  

Hometown: Des Plaines, IL.  I was born in Seoul, Korea, moved to U.S.

Fun Fact About Yourself: Moved many times; moved to US from Korea.  Due to my job (active duty),  I had many duty stations and traveled to ther states and countries, TN, KY, SC, OK, TX, VA, Germany, Korea, and Afghanistan.

Undergraduate School and Major: Undergraduate – University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea (Bachelor of Laws). Graduate – Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN (MS in Management).

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Association of Korean Oriental Medicine, worked at Plan & Policy Department.  Chicago Koreatimes, reporter, assistant editor.  US Army, Adjutant General (Human Resource) Officer.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I joined the Army as a specialist (enlisted), became an officer, and promoted to a captain.  When I deployed to Afghanistan, I was a HR advisor for Afghan Army, helping them to build HR systems for Afghan Army.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants?  Prepare for the GMAT earlier. Also, Broad MBA is one of the great programs for military people. I recommend the Broad MBA for veterans. All concentrations have great programs, especially for logistic officers, as supply chain management will be a great opportunity.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? Reputation and the class size; reputation is getting better every year and the class size is smaller than other programs.

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life?  Because I am a sponsored student (by Army), I do not have dream job.  After MBA, I have to go back to the Army.  

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? I hope, I am a person they can ask me help any time without hesitation; a friendly and accessible person.

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