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Mr. IT Director

About Me:

9 Years of progressively senior IT roles, currently a Director of IT within a notable government agency. Have successfully received the following IT certifications while in these roles: PMP, ITIL 4, CompTIA Security+. I have made a career of building a strong brand, keeping projects on target, building partnerships across orgs and effective comms.


Undergrad School: Big 10 State School (ie. Penn State/Rutgers/Ohio State/Maryland)

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 2.1

GMAT: 720

Age: 32,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: PMP

School Name: PMI

Extracurriculars: Elected Co-Chair of IT professionals' board that represents a community within government agency representing of over 120 members (5.5 years in position)

Work History:

Title: Director, IT

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Promoted to Director from lower position, 6 total years with agency (3 as Director, 3 as lower position)

Length of Employment: 6 yrs, 3 mos

Title: System Administrator

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Led project development of an app to streamline process that will streamline business across my agency. Developed successful solution to enable collaboration between two government agencies that had previously not been attempted.

Post MBA Goal:

I hope to continue working with government agencies and businesses in order to improve IT and Ops business functions, to help drive financial and technical efficiency within those teams, and to help keep products on track with current and future business trends.


Target School: Georgetown McDonough

Status: Open

Considering: Tepper


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 50%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 50%

    I am sure you know the one red flag in your application. It’s your GPA which is very low for a school of Georgetown’s caliber. So the big question here is whether your solid GMAT score and your impressive work experience background completely offset that score. I think it does but you will have to explain it. If you did so poorly due to a valid personal reason–illness, a death in the family or some other emotionally difficult event–it won’t matter. If you completely goofed off and had too much fun in your undergraduate years, it could lead to a ding. So that is a big unknown. I’m assuming given your high GMAT score and your track record at work that it’s the former and …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 18%

  • 10% | 5 months ago

    Please explain your low GPA. Is it 2.1? It doesn't match with a GMAT of 720. Also, while age discrimination is morally and legally wrong, your age and number of years of experience could prove to be a turnoff for AdComs. I personally detest age discrimination. Given your experience you should be considering an Executive Program.
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