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September 25, 2023 11:36am ET
Applying: Dartmouth / Tuck, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, Stanford GSB, U. Chicago Booth, UPenn / Wharton, Yale SOM
Intake Year: 2024
Pre-MBA Career: Medical Evacuation Helicopter Pilot
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting Companies: BCG , Deloitte , McKinsey
GRE: 324
GPA: 3.69
Years of Work Experience: 11
Location: Texas
Post MBA Location: Northeast U.S.

GRE (161V 163Q 5.5AWA)
Service Academy Graduate in Engineering Major
First-Gen college student

Volunteer Exp:
Youth Football Coach
Service to School
Therapy Dog Team

Post-MBA Goals
Short-term: accepted to program for full scholarship to teach at service academy and remain active duty
Long-term: healthcare consulting using experience gained in military medical operations

Potential Red Flag: 32 years old; enlisted before attending service academy

September 25, 2023 11:09am ET
Applying: Columbia, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan
Intake Year: 2024
Pre-MBA Career: Architecture
Post-MBA Target Industry: Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.20
Years of Work Experience: 5
Location: New York
Post MBA Location: East Coast

Round 2 application.

Pakistani, female candidate.

Undergraduate in Architecture from a top university in Pakistan. Graduate degree in Architecture from Columbia University.
Active with extra curricular activities in both schools, including leadership positions. Also currently involved in local community organizations in New York, and some non-profit work in Pakistan.

No promotions at work. Typically, the ‘promotions’ in Architecture take years. (For example, 10 years at my firm to become an associate.) Do have project managers that can provide strong recommendation letters.
Licensed Architect (AIA) so title changed from Architectural Designer to Architect upon finishing the exams.

Have not taken the GRE yet, but hoping to score a 325-330 score. (Scored a 320 almost 6 years ago).

My undergrad CGPA: 3.2, (Average class CGPA was 3.12.) 9th position in a class of 38.

No GPA at grad school, only pass/fail.

Post MBA goals: Establish an Architectural practice. Good designer, with a strong design portfolio and learning how to establish and run a business would be invaluable.

September 24, 2023 11:34pm ET
Applying: Berkeley / Haas, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB, U. Chicago Booth, UPenn / Wharton
Intake Year: 2024
Pre-MBA Career: Consulting
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting
GRE: 330
GPA: 3.7
Years of Work Experience: 3
September 24, 2023 8:28pm ET
Applying: Columbia, Cornell / Johnson, Dartmouth / Tuck, Duke / Fuqua, Harvard Business School, U. Chicago Booth, UPenn / Wharton
Intake Year: 2024
Pre-MBA Career: Financial Industry
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting, Investment Banking Companies: AT Kearney , Bain , BCG , McKinsey , Bank of America , Goldman Sachs , Morgan Stanley , JP Morgan Chase
GRE: 339
GPA: 3.6
Years of Work Experience: 6
Location: Lagos
Post MBA Location: Texas

MBA Livewire

September 30, 2023 6:28pm ET
Applying to Stanford GSB
Round: Round 1
Received via portal
GPA: 2.1
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Non Profit / Social Impact
Application Location: London
September 30, 2023 11:57am ET
Interview Invite to INSEAD
Round: Round 1
Received via email
GMAT: 680
Program Type: One Year Program
Post MBA Career Name: Technology
Application Location: Brazil
September 29, 2023 11:12pm ET
Applying to Yale SOM
Round: Round 1
Received via email
GMAT: 740
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
September 29, 2023 12:16pm ET
Interview Invite to Stanford GSB
Round: Round 1
Received via email September 29, 2023
GPA: 3.83
GRE: 333
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
September 29, 2023 11:46am ET
Interview Invite to Dartmouth / Tuck
Round: Round 1
Received via email on September 26, 2023
GMAT: 770
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year

Submitted application on Sunday Sep 24th

MBA DecisionWire

September 14, 2023 11:54am ET
Enrolled: Arizona State / W.P. Carey
Admitted: Arizona State / W.P. Carey
Applied: Arizona State / W.P. Carey
Entering Year: 2012
Post MBA Career: Consulting, Technology Companies: LinkedIn, Microsoft
GMAT: 780
September 11, 2023 10:39pm ET
Enrolled: UNC Kenan-Flagler
Admitted: Georgetown / McDonough , UNC Kenan-Flagler , Vanderbilt / Owen
Applied: Georgetown / McDonough, UNC Kenan-Flagler, Vanderbilt / Owen
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Asset Management, inc. Hedge Funds Companies: Blackrock, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Asset Management, State Street, Vanguard
GPA: 3.7
August 24, 2023 11:13am ET
Enrolled: INSEAD
Admitted: INSEAD
Applied: INSEAD
Entering Year: 2024
GMAT: 660
GPA: 3.44
Location: London, UK
August 15, 2023 8:40pm ET
Enrolled: Michigan / Ross
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas , U. Chicago Booth $
Michigan / Ross $
Northwestern / Kellogg $
NYU Stern $
Applied: Berkeley / Haas, U. Chicago Booth, Michigan / Ross, Northwestern / Kellogg, NYU Stern, Stanford GSB, UPenn / Wharton
Entering Year: 2023
Post MBA Career: Consulting, Technology, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship, Non Profit/SI Companies: Bain, BCG, McKinsey, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Battery Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Other
GRE: 333
GPA: 3.61
Location: New York

scholarship amount was not major factor but community from fellowships was; I was completely torn between Kellogg and Ross, but with similar employment outcomes, Ross’s student led venture funds, tight knit community, and social life in Ann Arbor (rather than chicago), made more sense for me. Both are amazing and I acknowledge Kellogg’s prestige


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