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April 18, 2021 10:51am ET
Applying: Duke / Fuqua, UNC Kenan-Flagler
Intake Year: 2022
Pre-MBA Career: Army Officer
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting, Entrepreneurship Companies: Bain , BCG , Deloitte , Ernst & Young , McKinsey , PWC
GRE: 314
GPA: 2.7
Years of Work Experience: 6
Location: North Carolina
Post MBA Location: North Carolina

I am currently serving as a human resources officer in the US Army stationed in North Carolina. I will be transitioning to civilian life in 2022 and see it as a perfect opportunity to pursue a MBA. I understand that the "red flag" in my profile is my GPA (2.7), but I hope that the completion of the MBA Math course and my successful military career can counteract its impact. I currently live outside of Raleigh, NC and plan to stay in Raleigh after completion of my MBA. In that vein, I plan to apply to the three major institutions in the area Duke, UNC, and NC State. I plan to apply in the early decision round to Duke and round 1 for UNC and NC State. I also plan to retake the GRE and believe that I can raise my score by several points.

I would greatly appreciate any feedback that will strengthen my prolife and boost my chances of getting accepted.

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