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Mr. Defense Engineer

About Me:

Hello. I work as an electrical engineer developing wireless communications systems for military applications. I have spent most of my non-work time completing my Master’s degree but I also have devoted time to volunteering with my church and participating in local party politics.


Undergrad School: BYU

Undergrad Major: Electrical Engineering

GPA: 3.6

GMAT: 730

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Master of Electrical Engineering

School Name: ASU

Extracurriculars: Church Service, Local Chapter of Political Party

Work History:

Title: Electrical Engineer

Industry: Engineering

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

I was developed a missile control module from late prototyping stage to early production stage. I lead a small congregation of my church in a central European country. During that time weekly attendance increase by 100%.

Post MBA Goal:

My goal is to start in program management or operations with a blue chip firm. After developing management experience, credentials, and a network I hope to transition to government service with a goal of running for elected office.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Darden, Chicago Booth


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Our community seems less enthusiastic about your chances of admission to HBS than I do. While I do think that based on the info you provided there is nothing driving you into Harvard, your basic application is very solid. The problem with elite MBA admissions is that the competitive is severe, it is self selecting and the vast majority of candidates get turned down–and that also means candidates like you who are fully qualified to attend and do well. Still, I think your odds are better than the 12% chance our community has given you which basically is exactly the accept rate at HBS. Here’s why: Your BYU degree is highly valued by HBS (the current managing director of admissions Chad Losee did his …

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