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Mr. Army To MBB

About Me:

I’m a US Army officer looking to transition into consulting when I exit the military.

Additional Candidate Commentary:
I know my GPA is the weakest part of my profile. I’ve attempted to help remedy this by earning my CORe through HBS online to demonstrate my readiness for the academic rigor of top MBA programs. Are there any other portions of my profile that I could strengthen before I begin the application process in 2022?


Undergrad School: University of Notre Dame

Undergrad Major: Biology

GPA: 2.97

GMAT: 740

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Harvard Business School Online CORe

School Name: Harvard University

Extracurriculars: Spartan Racing, Crisis Text Line Counselor

Work History:

Title: Army Officer

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Army

Length of Employment: 6 yrs

Big Life Wins:

I have deployed to Iraq and Syria and successfully saved the government $40 million dollars in potentially wasted funding by implementing a new logistics program to minimize potential supply chain-related losses.

Family is an incredibly important part of my life; I am always striving to be a better husband and father.

Post MBA Goal:

I hope to join an MBB consulting firm after earning my MBA.


Target School: Tuck

Status: Open

Considering: Yale, Darden, Ross, Duke Fuqua


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 32%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. First of all, thank you for your service! It sounds like you’ve had a very meaningful impact in your time in the Army. And, really I like your sense of balance, as shown through your community involvement and commitment to your family – we all should strive to be great to our loved ones!

    While your GPA may be below the average for these programs, business schools will take into account the rigor of a biology major. And your above average GMAT score and your completion of HbX Core will certainly help offset the GPA, if you earned honors (and if not, you can consider an additional online course such as UC Berkeley Math for Management). In any …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi Mr. Army to MBB, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. Thank you for your service! You’ve asked about strengthening your application in prep for next year’s deadlines – I love that you are planning ahead. As you have mentioned your GPA, one thing you’ll want to assess is the overall quantitative abilities that you can highlight. Your GMAT score is definitely strong, along with your completion of HBX Core. These are going to be more recent indications of your quant abilities. However, if looking at your transcript from Notre Dame, if you did not do well in your quant classes there are 2 other levers you can pull. In addition to the Math for Management course from Berkeley (or UCLA) which would allow you to …

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