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New post 04 Dec 2019, 21:18
I want to know my chances of getting into HBS 2+2 Deferred MBA

Academic grades: Score in 10th is 88%, 12th std grade= 90%. Graduating from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) Bachelors of Business Administration program with a CGPA of 3.8/4. My UG university is ranked in top 10 for this field.Pursuing Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA UK).

Internship experience: Data Analyst at a quick-service restaurant. Secured a 2 months internship at PWC for coming summer

Achievements: Winner of State level table tennis tournament and secured All India Rank 1 in multiple CIMA exams. Won various B-plan competition and startup idea competition.

Extra-curriculars: One year experience at an NGO. Member of Entrepreneurship Cell of my college and AISEC club. Published a research paper on Operation Research in a journal with an impact factor of 7.0.

Certification course: Financial Market from Yale University via Coursera. Stock trading Workshop at IIT-B. I have completed a couple of more certification courses in other domains.

Expected GMAT score: 710-730 ( Got 710 in first simulated/ mock test)

Please provide me valuable insights into my profile and areas of improvement

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Looking for some criticism on my application thus far for senior year applications (rising junior)

About myself:

Ivy (Not HYP, one of the ones with small grad school representation)
~710 GMAT (from practice tests, will study until I take it closer to senior year)
Going into the military as an officer upon graduation w/ Army ROTC
low income, immigrant, and first gen (I only mention this as Harvard gives low income under the second bullet point on their website for who they prefer)
3.8 GPA Poly Sci and English concentrator
Internship at a law firm, this summer I am doing one at a 3 letter intelligence agency with Army ROTC
Very good letters of rec from professors, I will ask the lawyer I interned for to give me one too
Does my application have a chance, assuming I keep my GPA up and score around what I did on practice tests for GMAT? What would you recommend I focus on doing to help it more?[/list]

Also, I didn't see too much representation for Military candidates on either Harvard or Wharton's respective deferral program. Would this hurt me, as opposed to doing something in the private sector? I'm only asking because I can choose either active duty or reserves, I am fine with either looks best for B school.
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davidcf67 wrote:
Looking for some criticism on my application thus far for senior year applications (rising junior)

About myself:

Ivy (Not HYP, one of the ones with small grad school representation)
~710 GMAT (from practice tests, will study until I take it closer to senior year)
Going into the military as an officer upon graduation w/ Army ROTC
low income, immigrant, and first gen (I only mention this as Harvard gives low income under the second bullet point on their website for who they prefer)
3.8 GPA Poly Sci and English concentrator
Internship at a law firm, this summer I am doing one at a 3 letter intelligence agency with Army ROTC
Very good letters of rec from professors, I will ask the lawyer I interned for to give me one too
Does my application have a chance, assuming I keep my GPA up and score around what I did on practice tests for GMAT? What would you recommend I focus on doing to help it more?[/list]

Also, I didn't see too much representation for Military candidates on either Harvard or Wharton's respective deferral program. Would this hurt me, as opposed to doing something in the private sector? I'm only asking because I can choose either active duty or reserves, I am fine with either looks best for B school.
Thanks


Based on my experience i would suggest bringing up your GMAT score to 730 if possible. Your stats look good otherwise. Remember that HBS takes a holistic approach to their selection process and a well crafted essay and good interviewing skills are key! best of luck to you
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New post 17 Feb 2020, 10:54
First of all, thank you for taking the care to read this little paragraph and for your advice on this.
Could you please evaluate my profile for these programs?

Demographics:
* White Male
* Spanish
* Age: 23

Relevant Academics:
* Grad: Master in Finance (LSE/Oxbridge/LBS/HEC): expect GPA 3.7/4.0
* 1 Year Exchange program US (Ivy League/MIT/UChicago/Stanford): GPA 3.7/4.0
* Undergrad: BSc in Economics at Target uni in Spain (GPA 8.5/10 - Top 5% of Class)

Relevant Work Experience:
* McKinsey & Company (full-time Business Analyst) starting Jan 2021
* Top Tech (Google/Facebook/Amazon/Apple) - 6 month Business Analyst Internship
* Top Strategy Consulting Boutique in Spain (Summer Business Analyst)
* Past internships in Strategy Consulting and in Corporate during Bachelor

Extracurriculars:
* Start-Up Founder: EU200k valuation at seed-round
* GMAT: 710
* Participated in various university Clubs
* Semi-Finalist in a Mobile World Congress Start Up Competition
* Languages: Fluent in English, Spanish, Catalan and Intermediate in French

Recommendations and Essays
* I think they could be strong

Goals:
* Access a top Managerial role in Tech Corporate with the MBA on which I can make use of the knowledge I acquired in McKinsey + Corporate Finance knowledge acquired in my MIF

What do you think about my chances? Is my GMAT too low or I would be fine?

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New post 17 Feb 2020, 17:54
At the end of the day, you don't lose anything by applying (aside from the application fee and time spent, of course). Schools may even look upon it favorably if you don't get in but end up reapplying in 3-4 years.

That said, your GMAT is a little light for these programs. You want to be in the 720+ range, 740 is average for HBS.

For some schools, there are particular applicant qualities or focus areas they are looking for. HBS 2+2 admits are over 60% STEM majors, and this year HBS has stated a preference for those 1) planning to work in an operating company (tech, manufacturing, consumer goods, retail, industrials, etc.); 2) from a lower socio-economic background (first generation in college, lower income family background, less family exposure to graduate school); 3) going into a technically demanding role; or 4) pursuing entrepreneurship. It doesn't appear you check any of these boxes?

Just some thoughts. Best of luck!
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