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3 YR Military Officer / 690 / 3.14 GPA

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Joined: 25 Feb 2011
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GMAT 1: 730 Q47 V42
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3 YR Military Officer / 690 / 3.14 GPA [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2011, 10:35
Requesting a profile review - your input is greatly appreciated.

White American male, age 26 at matriculation
GMAT: 690 (44Q, 40V).

Work Experience
-3 years as a logistics officer in the Marine Corps. Graduated in the top 10% at the Basic School, #1 at Logistics Officer School.
-Served 1 deployment to Afghanistan (Helmand Province) with an infantry regiment and ran the Logistics Operations Center, coordinating and monitoring all passenger and cargo throughput in the battle space. Responsible for 9 Marines during my tenure.
-Scheduled to deploy again in early 2012 with a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to the South China Sea for joint naval exercises.
-Recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

Education
-Top 10 liberal arts school (Davidson/2008); Economics major; 3.14 GPA
-Significant coursework in Accounting/Finance, Statistics/Econometrics, and International Political Economy

Extracurricular Activities
College:
-President of the college stock investing club
-Vice president of Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor Society), member of several club sports
Post College: N/A

Target programs
HBS/KSG, Stanford, Sloan, Kellogg, Michigan, Darden

Career Goals
-Strongly interested in developing analytics in the public sector, specifically with regard to the implementation of "big data". Seek to develop public sector infrastructure, either physical, communications, or technological. Redesigning the FAA's transponder system is a good example.
-Seek to work in management consulting for several years after business school to further develop analytic capabilities.

Again, thanks for your input!

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Re: 3 YR Military Officer / 690 / 3.14 GPA [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2011, 07:51
The only thing holding you back is your GMAT/GPA combo -- a 690 is really on the margins, and with your low GPA, you really need to blow out the GMAT. Reach for a 720, and ideally a 740+ which means focusing your efforts on a retake. With your current score, you're going to be a stretch no matter how strong your applications are.

The rest of your profile is fine for the schools you listed -- it really comes down to how well you execute the applications (being able to show which aspects of your leadership experience and skillset in the military is applicable to the business world, and which aspects are not).

Also, I assume you would've fulfilled your active duty obligation by matriculation (is it 4 years? I thought it was 6).
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Re: 3 YR Military Officer / 690 / 3.14 GPA   [#permalink] 12 Jun 2011, 07:51
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