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Calling all US Military Fall 2015 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2014, 05:46
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Hi all, I'm one of about 15 first year Vets at Tuck. We're putting together a Military Visit Day next month where we'll focus on what you need to know as you begin the MBA application process. You'll hear from the group of us, the admissions department, visit a first year class, and talk to the career development office (just to name a few of the activities we have set up).

Here is the formal invitation. Looking forward to meeting you in Hanover!

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Mark the date! Tuck’s inaugural Military Visit Day will be held Monday, May 12, 2014.

Our theme, Setting You Up for Success, sets the tone for the day. In addition to discussing what distinguishes Tuck among top-tier business schools, we’ll focus on what you need to know to transition from the military into the right MBA program.

Beginning with a 7:30 a.m. welcome breakfast, the day will feature a class visit, sessions on MBA admissions, careers and financial aid, as well as a panel discussion with members of Tuck’s Armed Forces Alumni Association (AFAA). Scheduled activities will conclude by 2:30 p.m. so travelers can catch the 3:00 p.m. Dartmouth Coach to Boston/ Logan Airport. If you’re able to arrive Sunday afternoon, please join us for a happy hour with AFAA members and other Tuck students.

For those traveling alone there may be an option for housing with a current student. For participants traveling with partners, we’ll provide travel information including local hotels offering military discounts. Further details will be provided once you are registered and receive your confirmation email.
Space is limited, so sign up soon. We’ll send an email confirming your registration as soon as possible.

Contact Gelsey Tolosa (gelsey.a.tolosa@tuck.dartmouth.edu) to receive further information about registering.

We look forward to seeing you in Hanover!
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2015 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 May 2014, 11:46
TuckVet- I just got onto this forum, saw this post, and unfortunately have missed the Military Visit Day.

I'm an Army Special Forces transitioning CPT with a lot of Africa experience, 8 years in, 3.3 GPA from a state school, and an unknown GMAT until about 1JUL14. I'll be applying Early Decision to Tuck for Fall 2015-simply because the program itself, the student community, and the small town all greatly appeal to me. If there are veterans events this fall please post them or point me to a link where they'll be advertised.

Good luck this summer and with your second year.
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2015 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 May 2014, 15:57
We'll certainly post any upcoming Vet events. In the meantime check out our Tuck AFAA web site and feel free to contact the Vet admissions liaisons.

Best of luck on the GMAT!
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2015 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2014, 11:58
I guess it is time to stop lurking and start posting. I'm looking to transition out of the Army with 7 years experience.

3.79 GPA in Political Science from a State School, ROTC
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Studied abroad in Russia; conversational level Russian Speaker
Experience as an Infantry and Intelligence Officer
Deployed to Afghanistan with NATO, and in my current position I work with European partners regularly, so lots of international exposure.

I'm looking at INSEAD, IESE, LBS, Tuck, Haas, UCLA, Yale, and maybe Stanford as a long shot.
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2015 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2014, 11:32
If you haven't already, check out the MilitaryToBusiness blog: http://blog.militarytobusiness.com/

We put plenty of veteran-specific advice out there for free, so our blog is valuable even if you don't choose to work with us. But if you do have any questions about our services, you can ask me on here, via PM, or email me at eric@militarytobusiness.com
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2015 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2014, 23:31
EBM, I've been a long time follower of your website and blog. To anyone else considering transitioning, M2B is an amazing resource.
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2015 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2014, 17:35
For any of you who are targeting Darden, check out this amazing deal: http://blog.militarytobusiness.com/2014 ... arden.html
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2015 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2014, 10:15
Navy vet checking in. Best of luck to all!
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2015 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2014, 22:03
Sorry for the late notice, but any of you Southern California types may be interested in this Military to MBA workshop being held at Camp Pendleton this Saturday from 10am til 2pm. I helped them run a similar event this past spring and it had plenty of good information, particularly if you're a few years out from applying.
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2015 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2014, 05:05
If you haven't already, I highly recommend getting the free comprehensive profile review from http://essaysnark.com/military-mba/. I just received mine and it's 17 pages of personalized advice regarding chances, fit, goals, everything.

However, I would hold off requesting it until you finish your GMAT/GRE. i just scored 70 points higher on the GMAT than what I gave them for my profile review so a lot of the information they gave me was about overcoming a weak test score which is no longer needed and could have been used to address other areas.
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2015 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2014, 00:39
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MIT Sloan will be hosting a veteran recruiting event on August 22 in San Diego. Below are the details and signup link. PM me if you have any questions.

https://register.applyyourself.com/?id= ... 5291&rid=1

Date: 8/22/14

Title: MIT Sloan on the Road for Veterans - San Diego
Description:Innovation, Collaboration and Global Impact are the heart of
the MIT Sloan mission. Join an admissions representative at the MIT Sloan
Veteran's Sloan on the Road to hear how our mission-driven School inspires
cutting-edge thinking and prepares the next generation of principled
leaders. Learn about the entrepreneurial spirit of our community and
opportunities to customize your learning experience. Engage with local
veteran alumni and current student Veterans as they share their stories
and talk about life after MIT Sloan.

6:30 - 6:45 p.m. Registration

6:45 - 7:45 p.m. Admissions Presentation and Alumni Panel

7:45 - 8:30 p.m. Network with Admissions staff, alumni, and fellow
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Where:San Diego, CA Location:San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
Tel: (619) 234-1500
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2015 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2014, 12:49
I'll join in the discussion. I'll be applying this fall..we'll see how it goes.
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2015 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2014, 07:36
Are any of you planning on applying to Duke, South Carolina, University of Kansas, or Vanderbilt? I'm targeting only a couple 'top tier' schools because my undergraduate GPA isn't what it should be. Also, if anyone is applying to Duke, are you planning on attending the military symposium in October?
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2015 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2014, 11:31
ROTC commission from UT Austin. Submarine Officer that lateral transferred to Engineering Duty Officer. Engineering Master's degree from Naval Postgraduate School. I will be applying this Fall. I am leaving the Navy in June 2015.

Has anyone come across statistics on the number of military applicants to top tier programs? Success rates? Breakdown of services and/or specialties?

Anyone else already have a graduate degree?

Any other military intending to apply to (or already have) schools through The Consortium?

I thought the quant portion of the GMAT was gonna be a breeze and didn't put in enough time on that section. Any pointers to raise from Q45 to Q48-Q50?

Anyone else in the Seattle area?
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2015 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2014, 13:21
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ROTC commission from UT Austin. Submarine Officer that lateral transferred to Engineering Duty Officer. Engineering Master's degree from Naval Postgraduate School. I will be applying this Fall. I am leaving the Navy in June 2015.

Has anyone come across statistics on the number of military applicants to top tier programs? Success rates? Breakdown of services and/or specialties?

Anyone else already have a graduate degree?

Any other military intending to apply to (or already have) schools through The Consortium?

I thought the quant portion of the GMAT was gonna be a breeze and didn't put in enough time on that section. Any pointers to raise from Q45 to Q48-Q50?

Anyone else in the Seattle area?


I've looked at a lot of class profile webpages for most of the top 50 programs and I've noticed that somewhere in between 10-15% military admissions seems to be the norm.

Quite a few of the military diversity pages talk about the leadership and unique experience that military members bring and how that makes them successful. Of course it could just be marketing jargon, but I feel good applying as a veteran...let's just put it that way.

I'll be finishing my masters degree this winter, but it's only an online degree so I'm not putting too much weight on it. I got my AA degree in Russian from DLI as well. I used to go to the Naval Postgraduate campus all the time, the hotel over there is awesome!
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2015 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2014, 19:10
The only military-related statistics that I've ever seen have to do with the percentage of the student body made up of veterans, which is typically 3-6% depending on the school. The only one I've heard that approaches that 10-15% number that pellantn just mentioned is Ross for this coming year, which is ~10% based on the word I got from a friend who just graduated from there.

So we know how many vets get into a particular school, but nothing in regards to how many veterans actually apply, how many apply in R1 vs. R2, how a school's military admissions rate compares to its overall admissions rate, or how the vet admits stack up in terms of average GPA/GMAT relative to civilian applicants. If I had to guess, I'd say that average GMATs for veteran admits tend to be slightly below the mean for a given school but I don't have any way to prove it. I'd also wager that veterans tend to be ~2 years older than the average MBA student age due to the fact that all of us essentially had to serve a minimum or 4 or 5 years after finishing undergrad, whereas a lot of the civilian-types are starting business school 2-3 years after finishing undergrad.

I worked with two clients last year who had postgrad degrees--one was a Navy information warfare officer who had an electrical engineering degree from NPS, and the other was a sub officer who was finishing a masters in engineering management from a school near his command. They're headed to Kellogg and Darden, respectively. In both their cases, I think their strong grades in grad school helped to mitigate low-ish undergrad GPAs. And in the case of the first one, I'm sure the EE masters degree helped make his expressed career goals much more feasible. So if either of those cases apply to your situation, be sure to lean on them to strengthen your profile.
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2015 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2014, 06:08
Does anyone know if you can use TA (tuition assistance) for GMAT prep courses online or in person? If not, does anyone know if there are military discounts for GMAT prep courses such as Manhattan GMAT or Kaplan?
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2015 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2014, 04:13
First time post!

I'm an Air Force guy. Low GPA (< 2.7) GPA. Various assignments/four deployments (currently in Afghanistan). Acquisitions Officer. Leaving AF early 2015.

Currently, I'm debating whether to pursue a Full-Time MBA or an Executive MBA (due to 10+ years of work experience and age).

Thoughts?

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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2015 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2014, 12:54
Studying for the GMAT sucks. Just throwing that out there. Just finished the Veritas Prep online course, and I'll tell you that definitely was helpful.
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2015 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2014, 08:13
Registration is now live for HBS's Military Prospective Student Day on September 26: https://apply.hbs.edu/register/mpsd14
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