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Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2012, 17:18

Your evaluation of my chances at the schools below would be greatly appreciated!

• 750 GMAT (49Q, 42V)
• 3.54 GPA
• Undergraduate degree in Political Science and second major in English from UNC – Chapel Hill. Spent semester in Madrid (all coursework in Spanish). Graduated in 2009.
• Work Experience: In my third year as a government consultant at PwC. Work on program management and strategic planning projects for Department of Defense Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury programs. Started at PwC out of college as an Associate and recently promoted to Senior Associate.
• Extracurricular involvement:
o President and founding member of a 35 member fraternity (Vice President and Philanthropy Chair prior to that)
o Interned for a US Congresswoman for 6 months in high school
o Mentor KIPP students applying to college and Washington Tennis and Education Foundation students
o Volunteer with organization helping entrepreneurs grow businesses to create jobs in conflict countries
o Volunteer at various work community service events (Veterans Wheelchair Games, USO Care Packaging, Soup Kitchens, etc.)
o Club tennis member in college
• Goals: Short-term: work for a leading strategy consulting firm to learn management best practices among public sector and commercial clients. Long-term: transition to management role in federal government and use business knowledge and skills to improve government organizations
• 25 year old white male
• Programs: HBS, Wharton, Tuck, Sloan, Booth, Darden, Fuqua, Kellogg. Considering applying for MBA/MPP dual-degree with HKS--does this hurt, help, or have no effect on MBA admissions chances?

Thank you!
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2012, 03:26
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I like what I see here here good sir. Super GMAT, very nice government consulting work, leadership in the founding of your fraternity. Basically everything is in place as it should be, and you have no glaring weaknesses, which is rare... Cherish it dude. :)

Your school list should bear fruit to you with a good application, even though you have some of the most competitive schools on the list. As for HKS, it's a good question. And yes, it does make things harder, because you need to get into two programs. But at the same time, you do have a profile which makes me believe you could make a convincing case for it. And if it fits for you, I think you should go for it. That's a very very impressive degree to come away with (or degrees I should say), and your network should be good for a lifetime if you make it in.

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