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700 GMAT, BA/MA, 5+ yrs int' experience, Please evaluate, [#permalink]
17 Jan 2013, 19:05
1) Work Experience: 5+ yrs in NYC Current Employer: Top 10 European Corporate and Investment Bank. Global Credit Management - 3 years Loan Syndications and Trading - 2+ years (now an Associate)
2) GMAT. 700 GMAT 47math/39 verbal
3) College info: 3.4 GPA at a top 30 university in U.S.
4) Graduate School: Masters in Economics and Finance at the same school (BA/MA): 3.7 GPA
5) Significant college and post-college extra-curricular activities or community service
College: Events Coordinator at International Club Board Member of South East Asian Club Investment Club - Analyst
Post college: Career Services Mentor for my undergraduate school (5 years) 3 years of mentoring high school students (3 hours a week)
Other: Thai Native, recovering from GBS (a nerve disease that paralyzed my lower body- I was out of work for 4 months).
6) Target programs.
Top 10 schools. In particular, Wharton, Columbia (J Term), Haas, Kellog, harvard, Sloan, Stern, London Business School, Insead Do you have any recommendations?
7) Strong, personable work recommendations from supervisors
8) Post-MBA goal.
My father has a mid-sized, education-focused technology company in Bangkok, Thailand. The company recently suffered its first quarterly loss in 11 years. Post MBA I will go back to Thailand to help revive the family business.
Longterm - Expand business overseas and determine new strategic vision of business.
Do I have a shot at applying for Round 3 this year?
I think you would have a shot in R3 for sure. Of course you already know that being a Thai citizen is your ace in the hole. Offering this perspective in the classroom would be considered an asset to b-schools who are always trying to diversify the admit pool. Your credentials make you an impressive candidate otherwise as well, so it wouldn't just be about your ethnicity. I would add Duke and Kellogg to the mix and perhaps a couple of "safety schools" if your intention is to go to school next year for certain. If you are happy to wait in order to get in the school of your choice, this can be ignored. The good news is, it's only a few months until R1 for 2014, so if you don't get in R3, you can pick some fresh schools for R1.