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Profile Evaluation for HBS 2+2

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Profile Evaluation for HBS 2+2 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2011, 09:43
So, I'm looking at applying for the HBS 2+2 program this fall. Is there anything I should emphasize or try to improve to be a better candidate? Here is my profile:

Male, 23, Dual citizen (Finland/US)

GMAT:
-Taking it next month, but practice CATs are generally 750+

Academics:
-3.81 GPA, majoring in Electrical Engineering at BYU (Graduating spring 2012)

Experience:
-Two summers as an RA in a radiology lab at Harvard Medical School
-Spent past year doing microelectronics research in the cleanroom at BYU
-I will likely have a publication or two in scientific journals by the time I graduate

Extracurriculars/Service:
-Took two years off between my freshman and sophomore years to do volunteer missionary work for my church (This explains my older-than-average age for a college senior)
-Spent one of those years in leadership positions supervising and training groups of 6-14 other missionaries
-Coaching youth soccer this fall
-Extracurriculars are pretty weak, captain of 10-12 different intramural sports teams, that's about all (I spent most of my time on school + 20 hours of research/week)

I plan on emphasizing my leadership experience during my 2-year hiatus to try to show that I'm not quite as one-dimensional as my profile might demonstrate (More suited for a PhD candidate). Are there any other ways I could try to spin my profile to my advantage?
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Re: Profile Evaluation for HBS 2+2 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2011, 14:57
I assume you're an LDS member. Just trust your instincts on this -- play to your strengths (your missionary work and what you learned about leadership, blah blah blah). Your academic stuff -- it's less about conveying how smart you are, and more about revealing your curiosity (that's what they care about for 2+2 applicants since they don't have full-time work experience).
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Concentration: General Management, Entrepreneurship
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Re: Profile Evaluation for HBS 2+2 [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 09:38
Thank you for your feedback! I'll make sure to keep it in mind as I prepare my application/essays.
Re: Profile Evaluation for HBS 2+2   [#permalink] 14 Jul 2011, 09:38
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