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Profile Evaluation - Government

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New post 28 Feb 2012, 02:05
Hey PallMall:
Those cigarettes are unfiltered, right? I always wondered who smoked those.

Well, I see we meet again. I knew the username sounded familiar and its been well over a year since I answered your question about moving into a DoD position. I see you made the jump and I hope my old advice helped.

Anyway, from what I can gather, you certainly have a unique and strong profiles for the program you list - even at Lauder. Now, you have to take my advice with a grain of salt as I have a little insight into your goals. I'm going to assume that they involve working for strategy and/or management consultancy - basically, a continued trajectory. We know your 700 GMAT score is a little below average, but I think that your unique background certainly enough to overcome a 10 or 20 point deficit. For example, it is extremely rare to know Arabic as a second language. This is not only valuable to potential employers, but you can also probably provide you a unique insight into the Arab culture(s). This understanding can be quite useful if communicated correctly within your essays - a diversity, empathetic, worldly POV. You can possibly use it with the specific theme – that your understanding of Middle East cultures, people and recent events has allowed you to understand a part of the world that most people tend to lump together in a non-constructive way.

As far as other programs to investigate further, I would take a look at:

Stanford GSB and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - ( ... nerSchools)

Haas MBA/MA International and Area Studies ( ... grees.html -

HBS/HKS (MPA/ID-MBA - ... curriculum)

MIT Sloan/Harvard Kennedy School Dual Degree (

Columbia SIPA (MBA/MIA in International and Public Affairs -

Tuck (MBA/MA in International Relations with Johns Hopkins -

Chicago Booth has an MBA/MPP program. NYU Stern offers the MBA/MPA and of course you already know about Wharton. I think your application at Gtown is a lock.

I hope this gets you started out on the right path. If you would like to get on the phone and hammer out your options, email me at to set up your free consult.

Paul Lanzillotti

PallMall wrote:
Personal: 28 years old, US Citizen (29 at matriculation)

Work Experience: 4.75 years at matriculation

I will have spent 2.25 years with the US Department of Defense in an analysis position. Prior to this I worked in management consultancy with a Big 4 professional services firm and also directly with the government on primarily defense, public, and civil service projects.


Master's from a top 5 UK university in international relations (2i = 3.5 US GPA)
BA from a top 30 (US news and world report) private university, though my major school (IR) was rated in the top 5 to 10 nationally. (3.1 GPA, 3.55 major GPA)

Additional information: Rowed (crew) competitively during my master's and afterwards, proficient in French and basic knowledge of Arabic, and I've lived abroad extensively throughout Western Europe and the US.


Target Schools:
I am primarily interested in programs that factor in / have an international focus

Yale SOM

Do I have a shot at either of the first two realistically and are there any other programs you'd recommend?


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