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HBS Profile Evaluation? [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2013, 08:21
I'm sure the forum gets this question a lot -- but I'm in that stage of MBA admissions and would like an external opinion on my profile.

Program - FT MBA
Area of Interest - Fin
Age - 27
Sex - M
UGPA - 2.94 (upward trend, ending with a couple semesters on Dean's List)
UG - USMA West Point
Major - Systems Engineering (w/ civil, mech, electrical exposure)
GMAT - 780 (even Q and V split)
W/E - Active Army Captain (O-3); platoon leader (at 22 y/o -- managed 34 Soldiers and families, combat deployment, $100 million of equipment), executive officer (administration of maintenance, supply chain management, personnel; 102 Soldiers and $150 million of equipment), company commander (command of over 100 Soldiers and $150 million of equipment; responsible for anything and everything in that unit; planning, resourcing, executing). 1 combat deployment.
Extra/Comm. Service - Youth outreach leader, homeless activistism group (leadership position)

I'm interested in top tier schools but am unsure about my GPA. I am very confident in my interview skills as well as my essays. I feel like I'm just another fish in the pond at this point and wonder if a consultant would help differentiating? Is it even worth it? I'm sure consultants can work magic but they would need a strong foundation to begin with...

Thanks in advance for your honest opinions.
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Re: HBS Profile Evaluation? [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2013, 10:06
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GPA is tough, but I think
a) your GMAT definitely shows you are one smart dude.
b) you have West Point on your resume
c) You are a military applicant with LOTS of REAL leadership.

I think that if you explain a bit the reasons for your low GPA and point out the awesomeness of your GMAT, you should definitely have a shot, even at HBS.
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Re: HBS Profile Evaluation? [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2013, 11:03
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on a lighter note, with a 780, Q-V split is as useless as robin is to batman. :)
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