Candidate:

Mr. Government Engineer

About Me:

I am an electrical engineer working as a project manager for the Department of Defense. I am DAIWA Level I Engineering certified and an Army acquisition professional. I am currently pursuing DAWIA Level II Engineering and Project Management Professional certifications. I am also enrolled in my organization’s leadership development program.

Details:

Undergrad School: Penn State University

Undergrad Major: Electrical Engineering

GPA: 3.74

GRE: 312

Age: 23,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Master of Science Electrical Engineering (GPA: 3.82)

School Name: Penn State University

Extracurriculars: American Legion Baseball Assistant Coach

Work History:

Title: Electronics Engineer

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Army

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 10 mos

Big Life Wins:

One major educational/professional win in my life was receiving a DoD SMART scholarship. The SMART scholarship program is an educational and workforce development program for bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. students to gain technical skills in critical STEM fields.

Post MBA Goal:

My post-MBA goals are to continue a career in the defense industry whether that be in defense consulting or engineering leadership within the DoD or at a government contractor.

Schools:

Target School: Cornell Johnson

Status: Open

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Mr. Government Engineer,
    Congratulations on winning the SMART scholarship! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. I think you have a lot of strengths in your profile! I especially like that you are gaining transferable STEM skills and experiences in the military, while serving the country. You have a strong undergrad and Masters GPA – that will help offset your soft GRE score. Consider retaking it if possible; the closer you can get to the Cornell average of 320, the better your chances. I also like that you’re coaching baseball. AdCom likes to see that you’re a leader in your community. Do consider what other community organizations you might be interested in where you can perhaps step into a leadership role. For example, perhaps you can …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Mr. Government Engineer, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. I love to see all of the professional develop that you continue to strive for – it shows your commitment to personal growth. And it also helps explain why you are ready to jump into an MBA program to continue that personal growth. However, I am concerned about your lower than average years of work experience, which is less than Cornell’s average of 5 years. While your technical props are definitely above the average for your age, an admissions committee will value overall years of experience that will enhance the experiences you bring to contribute to your class. Another challenge with fewer years of experience tends to be less opportunities to lead. While schools can help …

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