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Applying: Berkeley / Haas, Carnegie Mellon / Tepper, Cornell / Johnson, Duke / Fuqua, Harvard Business School, Indiana / Kelley, Michigan / Ross, Northwestern / Kellogg, Stanford GSB, UCLA Anderson, UPenn / Wharton, UT Austin / McCombs, UVA / Darden, Yale SOM
Pre-MBA Career: Operations Management, Government, Higher Education
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship, Non Profit/SI, Other Companies: Bain , BCG , McKinsey
GPA: 2.4
Years of Work Experience: 3

Prospective Fall 2028 applicant looking to get ahead of the curve by seeking advice early to strengthen application...

+Graduated from a rigorous Service Academy with a 2.4 GPA despite personal and medical challenges.
+In order to offset low UGPA, planning to attain CFP and PMP certification, complete an MPA/M.S.Ed, establish for-profit and non-profit organizations, score high on GMAT, and accumulate more work experience.
+Currently researching MBA admission strategies that cover taking extra courses, building a personal brand, leveraging diversity and unique background, connecting with faculty, and more outside-the-box approaches.