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New post 26 Jun 2014, 07:22
1) Work Experience:
5 years as a Naval Officer. Did two deployments defending oil platforms and anti-piracy in the Arabian Gulf while leading 20 Sailors in my division and also served as an Officer of the Deck (in charge of driving the ship and executing the mission for the Captain) for a crew of 280. On my second tour, I did another overseas deployment on an aircraft carrier where our mission was providing air support to Afghanistan. I led 120 Sailors in my division and also served as Officer of the Deck for a crew of 4,500. Outstanding FITREPS at both commands.

2) 321 GRE (Q84%, V81%)

3) College info: United States Naval Academy, 3.19 GPA in Econ, white male, 29 years old when applying

4) Extra Curricular: Very little due to my deployment schedule and having two young children. My extracurricular activities are all related to helping out with Sailors at my command (ex. Officer candidate rep for Sailors interested in getting a commission)

5) Important certifications: Top-Secret/SCI Clearance

6) Target Programs: HBS, Wharton, Kellogg, Columbia, Sloan, Tuck, Fuqua, Ross, McCombs

7) Plan to apply during Round 1 of 2014.

8) Post-MBA Goal: Work in non-CPG marketing (Google, Nike, Microsoft, Ford, Nissan, etc)

Thank you for your time!

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New post 01 Jul 2014, 13:30

You’ve got a strong profile in many ways for your target programs, but I worry that the GRE is a little low for the most competitive – for which it should be closer to the mid 320’s ideally. The adcoms will understand that the seemingly low GPA is a product of a particularly rigorous grading system.

I’d consider HBS and to a slightly less degree Wharton, MIT, Columbia and Tuck very high reasonable reaches – I suggest selecting 2-3 of them for reaches, and focusing the bulk of applications on the next tier, i.e., Ross and Fuqua, which are on the border of reasonable reach and on-par.

Also, make a thoughtful and clear case for your goals – discuss why you want to do it and show that you’re making an informed decision to pursue that goal. And of course, make the most of your exceptional leadership experience, and show how you might apply it in a different (business/industry) context.

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