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Joined: 18 Jan 2017
Posts: 25
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 760 Q48 V46
GPA: 3.2
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New post 02 Jul 2017, 18:44
Thanks for taking the time to read this. I am interested in getting an MBA to move from the public to the private sector. Below are details of my profile.

Keep in mind I am a white male

Target schools: HBS, Stanford, Yale, Northwestern, U of Chicago
Target industries: Investment banking, fin-tech, tech in general

IR- 2
Quant- 48
AWA- 6

3.2 Undergrad GPA
Undergrad majors: Double Major in Political Science and Communication
From top 20 public university
3.85 Grad School GPA
Program: Master in Public Administration from top 10 school

4.5 years work experience
Director of Communications for a Member of US Congress

Board-member of a membership organization
Part of Mentorship program
Coached youth basketball for two years in college
Completed a National Security course
mbaMission Admissions Consultant
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Posts: 3191
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New post 03 Jul 2017, 20:59
Hi there,

Thanks for your post! I'd love to hear more about your 'story' and choices and motivations; how the MBA fits in and why it's necessary... so that will likely be one of the biggest pieces the Admissions Committees would like to know about as well! ;)

On the positive side you have multiple strengths including
-overall GMAT
-strong grades during Masters
-less common work experience/ potential interesting stories and perspectives to contribute (but important to approach it as such and demonstrate that in the apps)
-some involvement

And the following potential challenges:
-need to ensure your overall story flows and makes sense (past + present/MBA = future goals)
-undergrad GPA
-white American male as mentioned (actually you did not say US so assuming there?)
-at the moment not sure how overall leadership profile looks

I also don't fully know a lot about the details of your work experience; your overall best leadership experiences; how much involvement you have (i.e. hours, recency, etc); and more on the decision to transition your career and apply for the MBA etc.

All that said, if you put together strong stories and apps, I would hope you'd get considered at Booth & Kellogg. For GSB/HBS, it's a reach for basically anyone :) but worth a shot. Keep us posted if you have further q's, and/or sign up for a consultation at Good luck!
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