Candidate:

Mr. Aspiring Elected Official

About Me:

A true believer in the “generalist” mentality, my experience has been a bit all over the board, but I truly believe it has paid off in terms of my empathy towards people and comprehension of a diverse set of problems. My work in consulting, the military, and at the White House has given me a unique view on leadership and how to approach problems.

Details:

Undergrad School: University of Maryland - College Park

Undergrad Major: Accounting

GPA: 3.8

GMAT: 670

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Head of Analyst & Consultant Community (~160 practitioners) at consulting firm; responsible for recruiting, education, communications, etc., Teach Junior Achievement entrepreneurship and personal finance courses for high school students

Work History:

Title: Strategy & Operations Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 6 mos

Title: Officer

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Marines

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

Chosen by firm leadership to lead and represent an internal population of peers at my consulting firm. Also selected by the Marines as an Officer Candidate and achieved Officer status having completed Officer Candidacy School.

Post MBA Goal:

My mom a teacher and brother a firefighter, public service has always been important to me. While I want to become an elected official and/or work on policy, I realize the importance of developing my business skills and understanding the private sector. Following my MBA, I will seek to work on policy and begin to formulate a campaign platform.

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Wharton, Kellogg, Ross, Darden

Waitlisted: Kellogg

Accepted: Ross

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 10%

    First off, thank you for your service to our country. I am surprised, however, that you were in the Marines for just a little over a year. Is that correct or a mistake? In any case, there are several reasons why HBS would be difficult for you. Your GMAT score at 670 is 60 points below the class median at Harvard Business School. If you really want to have a chance at HBS, you would really need to be in the 700+ range. Clearly, you have a lot more going for you than might be indicated in this profile because you have already been accepted by Michigan Ross and waitlisted by Kellogg. But HBS is a real long shot.

    6 months ago

The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 10%

  • 5% | 6 months ago

  • 10% | 6 months ago

    GMAT too low. Undergrad college is not a feeder to HBS. Goals unclear.
  • 5% | 7 months ago

  • 5% | 7 months ago

    Low scores and unclear goals. How long did you serve in the military? Doesn’t seem long enough to have gained actual leadership experience.
  • 25% | 7 months ago

  • 10% | 7 months ago

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