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July 18, 2019 9:47am ET
Applying: Berkeley / Haas, Harvard Business School, INSEAD, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, Stanford GSB, UPenn / Wharton
Intake Year: 2020
Pre-MBA Career: Military Officer
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting, Entrepreneurship Companies: Bain , BCG , McKinsey
GMAT: 730
GPA: 3.85
Years of Work Experience: 6
Location: Singapore
Post MBA Location: United States

I am a Singaporean military officer who is planning to make my transition from military to business by pursuing my MBA. I was educated at an American service academy, where I attained a GPA of 3.85, majoring in political science. I am also a member of the LGBT community, and am seeking this transition out of the military in order to be able to live openly as a gay person (it is still technically illegal to commit homosexual acts in Singapore). I aspire to become a management consultant post-MBA, in order to put the organizational management skills I have gained in the military to good use, and continue to build on those expertise to become a leader in the business world. I hope to become a role model for other LGBT people from Asian societies, and show them that one can succeed despite the cultural and social stigma against LGBT people. I also hope that by becoming a successful LGBT person in the business world, I can make advancements in reducing workplace discrimination against sexual minorities in Asian societies, thereby chipping away at the cultural stigma embedded in Asian societies.