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New post 25 Oct 2017, 17:16
Good day,

I'm really interested in applying to HBS's 2+2 Program and Stanford's and Yale's deferred admission MBA Program and I would really appreciate a quick evaluation from you on my chances of admission.

-22 years old Mexican male, currently on my senior year.
-Studying Civil Engineering in Mexico's #1 school on this particular subject.
-Member of my University's Honors Program, currently doing research on Climate Change consequences for communities near the rivers at the northern part of Mexico.
-Worked a summer internship at a local construction site where I suppervised a little team of 4 workers.
-Currently teaching math courses at poor Primary Schools in my state.
-Proposed to create CETYS's (the best private High School and University in Mexico's north-western side) first men's volleyball program, enabling approximately 30 volleyball players in all of Baja California (a mexican state) to apply for a scholarship regardless of their social status.
-4.0 GPA
-750 GMAT.

-Been a high performance volleyball athlete for the last 7 years.
-5 consecutive Junior National Championships (annual competition).
-3 consecutive High School National Championships (annual competition and first national title in my High School's sport's program.
-3 consecutive University National Championships (annual competition and first national title in my University's volleyball program).
-2 consecutive recognitions as the best Student-Athlete in my University.
-5 Junior Championship titles achieved in the western part of the US (where all of US's western coast states participated with their clubs).
-2nd place at the U19 (under 19 years old) Panamerican World Championship Qualifier Tournament.
-2nd place at the U23 (under 23 years old) Panamerican World Championship Qualifier Tournament.
-13th place at the Boy's U19 World Championship.
-16th place at the Men's U21 World Championship.
-Recognized as the 10th best player in the World by stats at the U19 World Championship.
-Recognized as the best volleyball player in my state.

Former team captain at:
-Middle School.
-High School.
-University (active).
-Mexican National Team.

Post MBA short-term Goal would be to start my own construction firm in Mexico and actively participate to diminish Mexico's corruption rate in this sector, also I think its very important to start constructing safe infraestructure in Mexico as these irregularities have been recently exposed by the recent earthquake. I would like my firm to be the first in my country to do construction clean and safe.
Long-term goal would be to become involved in the government.

Any advise on what I should be doing to improve my admission's chances would be kindly welcomed!
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New post 25 Oct 2017, 19:05
Hi there,

Thanks for sharing your background. In my view, you have a competitive profile for the deferred MBA programs given that your GPA/GMAT score are strong and you have demonstrated leadership/impact in your extracurricular activities. In terms of bolstering your profile, try to think about the impact that you have had through your internships as well.

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New post 26 Oct 2017, 01:57
I really love the narrative that you have a family business and you're trying to create positive global social change and that's definitely aligned with HBS brand especially the way that they've been presenting themselves recently. So I think from the perspective of your narrative it's a slam dunk. Obviously the quantitative aspect is also on your side. So congratulations on that... I like the student-athlete thing but what I would like for you to think about is how you have demonstrated a habit of leadership through that activity. And on that note I really think about how you've demonstrated a habitat leadership through all of your activities up to now. I would agree that it would be great for you to articulate the impact that you have had in your internship and any other types of employment. Volunteer or paid. Really keep your focus on doing things that are measurable and measuring those things so that you have some quantifiable bullet points in your resume. If I were to offer any advice it might be to engage in some type of community involvement where you have the ability to be a leader. I really love that you're teaching math for underprivileged schools and if there's a way for you to uplevel that to where there's some type of project management or some type of leadership that you can demonstrate.... some kind of independent decision making that you can do there that would be ideal. Terrific profile all the way around I just do think that it would benefit you to work with a consultant to make sure you articulate the value of what you're doing, the impact of what you're doing, and to really create a focused, memorable statement.


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