Since HBS recently opened its 2+2 program to graduates from Master's degree program, I will be applying for round 2.
21, male, French
Top French school for political science (n°1 in France, top 5 in Europe, most certainly known by HBS) : GPA equivalent 3.7
One-year study abroad at Johns Hopkins (poli sci & international studies) : 3.76 GPA
M.A. in International Security at the same French School, same grade (about 3.7 GPA equivalent)
1 month summer internship at a research center as assistant to a professor (sophomore year)
5 month part-time at a corporate foundation financed by major French industrial groups, mostly from the aerospace/defense sector
6 months full-time at the leading European aerospace & defense company, within the Strategy department, working on emerging markets
MAYBE (soon to be negociated) 6 months parti-time at a consultancy firm focusing on government-driven industries (and mostly aerospace/defense)
Played European handball for 10 years at a competitive level (even national competition when I was a teenager). Team captain several seasons. Amateur level though (but I doubt HBS knows European handball that well)
Group manager for a student project. Project was for the foundation in which I later interned, and involved research, meetings, experts interviews, and an oral presentation of the final report (which I did).
In charge of everything defense-related at a student-led international affairs magazine for 1 year
GMAT : 710
Career goal/explaination for MBA : want to get into the business side of the Aerospace & Defense industry.
Essay : talking about how I think better integration/partnerships between European A&D firms will help gain competitiveness and get Europe out of its industrial and economical downfall, and how I think young leaders should have a role in this process.
A short paragraph about how I got through a serious illness and still managed to have a good academic year, and what it taught/brought me.
Thank you for your insights/evaluation !