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Mr. Military Officer

About Me:

8-year US Army officer (captain) with experience specializing in both combat arms and public affairs leadership positions. After receiving my honorable discharge, I became a SaaS sales professional for an Inc. 5000 company in the tech/HR space, and later, helped erect the company’s first-ever corporate communications division. First-gen college.


Undergrad School: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Undergrad Major: Communication with Media Studies emphasis

GPA: 2.88

GRE: In Progress

Age: 32,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Veteran Support Leader @ Epilepsy Foundation, Peer Group Leader @ Wounded Warrior Project, Children's Athletic Coach @ Special Olympics

Work History:

Title: Public Relations & Sales Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: Armor Officer (captain)

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Army

Length of Employment: 8 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Developed, executed, and measured external communications strategies and tactics to support brand awareness and industry thought leadership for a $550 million company. Facilitated 100+ logistical resupply missions in a combat environment covering 28,000+ km of terrain; sustained 100+ troops and local units, contributing to regional stability.

Post MBA Goal:

Post-MBA, I intend to pursue a marketing strategy position in ‘Entertainment, Media, Technology’ (EMT), with a concentration in the television and/ or sports-related business fields. My desire is to combine my military leadership skills with the knowledge obtained from an MBA to help lead strategic change in an evolving media market.


Target School: NYU Stern

Status: Open

Considering: Kellogg, Columbia


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 23%

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

    1 month ago
  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Mr. Military Officer! This is Kate Richardson, Senior Admissions Consultant. Your leadership experience at the Captain level is going to be highly regarded by business schools. My veteran clients typically bring a level of maturity and poise under pressure, which are qualities that translate well to business schools teams. And with some experience in a Tech Sales role already under your belt, I think business schools will have confidence in your ability to adapt and shift your career. That said, I would be curious to dig further into why you’re interested in entertainment/media, so make sure you’re connecting the dots when you explain your career goals. Your extracurriculars seem very strong too! The main area to focus on, as you probably know, is the …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi Mr. Military officer, this is Donna Bauman from Stratus Admissions and it is a pleasure to weigh in on your profile. Thank you for your service! It is great to see that you have made a successful transition from the military to the private sector already. You have some great community involvement so that’s a plus as well. As I am sure you realize, the GPA is not ideal but I have seen some of my clients with a GPA less than yours not only get in to top MBA programs but also get scholarships so never say never. What I would do if you were my client is listen to your story and understand if there was something going on in college that …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 15%

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    This really depends on your test score. As a vet you do have a possibility of getting into some of these schools with a low GPA, but you need to absolutely destroy the test. Source: vet with lower GPA than you admitted to schools from Columbia down.
  • 5% | 1 month ago

    Low GPA. Thanks for your service, but you don't have the wow factor for an M7 (or Stern).
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