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Military Profile - 321 GRE [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2012, 19:09
29/w/m
*3.2/4.0 from a top 30. History Major, Geophysics minor
*Varsity Lacrosse, ROTC
*GRE: 321 (161 V, 160 Q). On the ETS converter that comes to a 680 GMAT

Work Experience : 7 Years Navy SEAL Officer. 5 Deployments to date with combat.
-Consistent leadership in a variety of austere and high profile locations.
-Senior level coordination within DOD
-Excellent lessons learned in terms of personnel management
-Task Unit commander in charge of $25M in equipment overseas.

Extra Curricular: Involved heavily in several charity foundations and recruiting campaigns in support of the SEAL community.
-Repeated visitor to my Alma Mater as a speaker on Leadership for the Athletic Department.
-Lead food drives at work
-Volunteered at a multitude of events for the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

Hobbies:
-Reading
-Lacrosse
-Soccer
-Golf

Future goals:
I love the experience of leading people and I have a passion for working within small teams. I also feel as if the driving economic forces of today's global environment are the most significant. While I think I could find reasonable employment within the private sector, I am looking for a management role. General Management seems like a great fit for me.
My decision to take the GRE is likely to be an issue. I chose to take it because I want to remain competitive for several of the fellowships offered in the service. Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School among others only accepts the GRE.

Summary: I feel I can articulate my leadership experience and I actively stay in touch with fellow members of my community who are now in business school. I also feel that my essays will have tangible examples of what I think ADCOMs are looking for. I will not be making a move to business school for a few years but I have spent some time getting to know the process. I will likely retake the GRE to get to the 90-92% percentile. Given what I have to work with now though, how do I look for the following schools?

HBS
Wharton
Tuck
Darden
Fuqua
Johnson
Owen

Regards,
Duff
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Re: Military Profile - 321 GRE [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2012, 14:51
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Duff wrote:
29/w/m
*3.2/4.0 from a top 30. History Major, Geophysics minor
*Varsity Lacrosse, ROTC
*GRE: 321 (161 V, 160 Q). On the ETS converter that comes to a 680 GMAT

Work Experience : 7 Years Navy SEAL Officer. 5 Deployments to date with combat.
-Consistent leadership in a variety of austere and high profile locations.
-Senior level coordination within DOD
-Excellent lessons learned in terms of personnel management
-Task Unit commander in charge of $25M in equipment overseas.

Extra Curricular: Involved heavily in several charity foundations and recruiting campaigns in support of the SEAL community.
-Repeated visitor to my Alma Mater as a speaker on Leadership for the Athletic Department.
-Lead food drives at work
-Volunteered at a multitude of events for the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

Hobbies:
-Reading
-Lacrosse
-Soccer
-Golf

Future goals:
I love the experience of leading people and I have a passion for working within small teams. I also feel as if the driving economic forces of today's global environment are the most significant. While I think I could find reasonable employment within the private sector, I am looking for a management role. General Management seems like a great fit for me.
My decision to take the GRE is likely to be an issue. I chose to take it because I want to remain competitive for several of the fellowships offered in the service. Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School among others only accepts the GRE.

Summary: I feel I can articulate my leadership experience and I actively stay in touch with fellow members of my community who are now in business school. I also feel that my essays will have tangible examples of what I think ADCOMs are looking for. I will not be making a move to business school for a few years but I have spent some time getting to know the process. I will likely retake the GRE to get to the 90-92% percentile. Given what I have to work with now though, how do I look for the following schools?

HBS
Wharton
Tuck
Darden
Fuqua
Johnson
Owen

Regards,
Duff

Hey, Duff. I answered your question here.
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Re: Military Profile - 321 GRE [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2012, 09:50
Thanks, Jennifer!

I understand age will be a significant factor. I will definitely be staying in for two more years to spend some time with my wife and family after years of deployments. I think I will be 30 when I apply, 31 when I arrive on campus. Do you think that will still bring down my candidacy even though it's early 30s? I know HBS likes them young so that's not a surprise at all.

Thank you for your candid advice. How to you think the same profile looks with a GRE of 325?

Thanks again!
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Re: Military Profile - 321 GRE [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2012, 12:07
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Duff wrote:
Thanks, Jennifer!

I understand age will be a significant factor. I will definitely be staying in for two more years to spend some time with my wife and family after years of deployments. I think I will be 30 when I apply, 31 when I arrive on campus. Do you think that will still bring down my candidacy even though it's early 30s? I know HBS likes them young so that's not a surprise at all.

Thank you for your candid advice. How to you think the same profile looks with a GRE of 325?

Thanks again!
Duff

Because you will be post-military, your age will be more acceptable - you'll be up against a bunch of other older post-military applicants who will all be around your age. The 325 GRE compares to around a 700-710, so yes, it will be a much stronger element of your application then.
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