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Candidate:

Mr. Australian Navy

About Me:

I’m an Australian Navy Intelligence Officer currently leading a team of officers and sailors on operations in the Indo-Pacific. I routinely brief senior defense leadership on threats and opportunities. I also have previous experience in leading cyber operations.

Details:

Undergrad School: Top 100 global (Top 8 Australian)

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 3.74

GMAT: 770

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Published 2 novels on Amazon Kindle store, Contributor and editor for military strategy blog

Work History:

Title: Naval Intelligence Officer

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Navy

Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 5 mos

Big Life Wins:

Graduated first in my cohort at the Naval College and in my intelligence training. Invited to speak on the panel of a major defense symposium in front of an audience of senior international military leaders. Led one of the first Australian teams to certify on exercises with the US Cyber Command.

Post MBA Goal:

I want to transition into management consulting at MBB to broaden my exposure to the business world before moving into management of a large company (possibly defense/aerospace sector).

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, Columbia

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. You have such an impressive background: outstanding academics, multifaceted military leadership, and even experience as a published writer. That, coupled with the fact that top business schools don’t get a ton of applicants from Australia, will make you a very attractive candidate.

    I think the key to your candidacy will be application execution. You’ll want to make sure you explain the motivation behind your career goals – what draws you to consulting, and defense/aerospace strategy in the long-term? Based on your experience and observations to date, what are opportunities you see in this sector, and what are the skills that you’d bring to these roles? You’ll also want to give the admissions committee insight into your …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Mr. Australian Navy, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. So much to like in your profile! Strong stats, military experience, clear career goals and a writer to boot! I can see how MBB make sense for you, but would love to see you develop a more detailed list of what you are looking to gain from MBB. Think about what you need to be successful managing within a large company. I would imagine your experience in the Navy has shaped your potential interest in defense/aerospace, make sure those experiences come out in your stories. What type of impact do you want to have? What drives you personally? HBS is looking for leaders, so make sure to include examples of your leadership within the Navy. Make …

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