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Candidate:

Ms. Air Force

About Me:

Professional Development Instructor & Curriculum Manager pursuing MBA opportunities.

Details:

Undergrad School: University of the Incarnate Word

Undergrad Major: Business Administration

GPA: 3.8

GMAT: 610

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars:

Work History:

Title: Curriculum Manager

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Air Force

Length of Employment: 7 yrs

Title: Restaurant Manager

Industry: Hospitality

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

My subordinate won an annual award recently and after the ceremony, she reached out to me to tell me how much of an impact I had on her career and she would have never won without my leadership. I define success as the ability to inspire and motivate those around, above, and below me, so this was a really gratifying experience.

Post MBA Goal:

I am an active duty service member hoping to expand my footprint in the civilian sector by providing young professionals with learning opportunities that will allow them to develop and sharpen soft skills.

Schools:

Target School: Georgetown McDonough

Status: Open

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 12%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 20%

    If you could get that GMAT score up to 650, I would say you have a very good shot at Georgetown. I agree with some of the advice given to you about your post-MBA goals and the need to demonstrate why you think the MBA will help you achieve them. If you are applying now, your chances are considerably better than they will be next year. There’s a lot to like here. I hope you get the chance to show them what you can do.

    2 months ago
  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi, Ms. Air Force, this is Julie-Anne Heafey from mbaMission. Thank you for your service.
    Hmmm, as I read your profile, I still have some basic questions on your goals and what your timeline is for transitioning out of the military (if that is your plan). Knowing more about those two things would have been very helpful. For any MBA, you’ll need to explain where you’re going and how the degree will help you get there, and your description above is rather fuzzy. You don’t have to be precise on your title and employer, but you’ll need to give the admissions committees a sense that you’ve thought through where you’re going and why you need an MBA to do it. …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Ms. Air Force, Melisa from Stratus Admissions here. Thank you for your service. Your team player attitude will be an asset to your application to Georgetown. Your military service and being a female (Georgetown’s female % has dropped lately, and is close to the lowest in the Top 25) will also be working for you. Unfortunately, you will need to overcome your low GMAT score. If you could re-take (I know it is painful thought, sorry!) you would increase your chances – ideally into the mid 80% range. And I would want to dig deeper into your goals. An MBA is a good launching platform from military service if an MBA will give you skills that will help in your ideal post-MBA career. I’d …

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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Hi Ms. Airforce! This is Talon Rindels, Sr. Admissions Consultant for the MBA Exchange. Your story is touching and I adore/admire how you define success! That said, I am having a hard time understanding why you would need an MBA to achieve success as you define it by your Post-MBA goal. Perhaps, you could help us to better understand more specifics on the type of job/career you’d be looking for after your MBA. It almost sounds like you want to be a career coach or something in a related field and if so, I am not so sure that you need an MBA to score your dream job! On top of the questions around your goals, I have given …

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  • 5% | 2 months ago

    Excellent undergraduate GPA accompanied by a very low GMAT score and lack of any well articulated purpose for seeking an MBA suggests that your chance for admission to Georgetown-McDonough's MBA program is well below average. Moreover, as the holder of an undergraduate degree in business and real world experience as a restaurant manager, it is not clear as to how you would benefit from earning an MBA and how an MBA program would benefit from your presence.

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