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Candidate:

Mr. DoD Scientist

About Me:

I’m a self-motivated young professional that has been working bench level on technologies in a DoD setting for the past two years. I am hoping to use my future MBA degree to transition to a less technical role that has a broader impact on innovation, birth-to-maturation, from a management perspective.

Details:

Undergrad School: Unknown State School in Ohio

Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.72

GMAT: 730

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Master's Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

School Name: University of Virginia

Extracurriculars: Resident Assistant during undergraduate study (2015-2017), Residence Hall Association President (2015.5-2017), Volunteer at local community STEM events (2019-Present)

Work History:

Title: Research Fellow

Industry: Government

Company: Department of Defense

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

Awarded full tuition + stipend through my two years of graduate school.

Made quantifiable and well publicized research findings in my current job related to equipment enhancements that better protect against brain injury.

Post MBA Goal:

Short Term: A consulting role to gain experience and grow my foundational knowledge base.

Long Term: Product management at a F500 company, preferably defense or technology related.

Schools:

Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Yale, MIT Sloan, Wharton

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Michael has offered some highly valuable advice to you, but I’m a bit more optimistic about your chances at Harvard Business School. Here’s why: You are an unusual applicant with an impressive record of early accomplishments. Your UVA degree helps get you over the hump of coming from an unknown state school in Ohio. Your raw stats are perfectly in line. You’ve put your super STEM background to good use at the DOD and your goal to become a consultant is a good one. The key to gaining an admit here is convincing admissions that you have really made what you say is a “quantifiable and well-publicized” contribution in your relatively short stint at the DOD. If you bomb out at HBS, I especially think …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi, this is Michael at mbaMission.
    Even a top program like Harvard should feel that you have the quantitative ability to succeed in the classroom, because of your GMAT score (which is right at Harvard’s average), and your above-average GPA. In addition, schools will be impressed with your UVA graduate degree in engineering, which further illustrates your capabilities. However, your work experience is a bit light, given that the average years of experience upon matriculation is five to six years. So while it sounds like you have already had an impact at the DoD, you will have to show the admissions committee that your work experience is comparable to many applicants who have been working full-time much longer. A recent client of mine had success …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 23%

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  • 25% | 2 years ago

    You have the right assets to apply and hopefully get in. The biggest challenge for you will be effectively communicating your how your academic time and success has translated into workplace leadership and achievement. You seem to have a thought out rationale for an MBA, so your different kind of work experience could be effective if communicated well.
  • 20% | 2 years ago

    GMAT, GPA is about the average for HBS. However, being a research fellow it's hard to quantify and showcase your leadership skills comparing other candidates who've had full time work experiences. I don't see a lot of extracurricular activities or leadership outside DoD.
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