Mr. Marine Consultant

About Me:

I grew up in rural Pennsylvania and my life journey thus far has taken me through trade school, military service as a special operations Marine in ANGLICO (deploying to Afghanistan with a team of 4 working with multiple countries as a communications chief), graduating from Penn State while my wife worked, and becoming a Strategy & Ops. consultant.


Target School: Kellogg SOM

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Penn State University

Undergrad Major: Financd

GPA: 3.5

GMAT: 690

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Team member helping Non-Profit Corps Members transition through the next stage of life beyond their current work, Driving the development of a new service offering at my firm to drive operation efficiency for clients on the manufacturing floor.

Work History:

Title: Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Developed and implemented a mobile command center for my Firepower Control Team (4 team members) to control Close Air Support and Medivacs while supporting the Afghan Army while deployed to Afghanistan. Completed my Bachelors degree while away from my wife for 3 years to advance my career prospects and land a job in Strategy & Operations consulting.

Post MBA Goal:

Develop a new suite of management skills that I can leverage as I push into the financial services industry. Through my journey as a consultant, I find my interests are in banking and I hope to make a career change from Consulting to Banking through my tenure at B-School.


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The Experts Rate The Odds At: 35%

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  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi Mr. Marine-Consultant,
    This is Debbie Choy, Senior Consultant at mbaMission. I like your unique personal and professional background! Don’t be afraid to tell the Admissions Committee (AdCom) about your journey from rural Pennsylvania, and what experiences shaped you into the leader that you are today. Further, how did your military experiences influence your teamwork/leadership style, and the insights you bring to your work today? Importantly, be sure to include in your essays how all these unique experiences can give you a different perspective that you will bring to classroom discussions. Schools are not looking for “diversity” just to report numbers; they truly are interested in bringing in different perspectives for a more robust classroom experience. If you can weave in all your unique strengths and …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. I am really impressed with your profile! So much great experience in the military, consulting and your extracurriculars. You have a solid GPA. GMAT score is less than Kellogg average but I don’t think a dealbreaker at all. You sound like you have a great story to tell with getting leadership and communications experience (plus much more) as a Marine, then shifting to consulting and getting broad industry experience where you re-discover your passion for finance that started in college or before. The great news is that Kellogg is very interested in admitting more people interested in a banking/finance path now because they want to keep those numbers up, which have been dropping. I think you have a …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 36%

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    Thank you for your service. I would want you as a classmate!
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