Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 30 Sep 2014, 22:13

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

740 and Unique Background

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 21 Jul 2012
Posts: 1
Concentration: Nonprofit, Social Entrepreneurship
Schools: Booth '17
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

740 and Unique Background [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2014, 18:19
1) Helped start a for-profit company that teaches science to youth in a large city. Have been working as a teacher/manager for 3 years.
2) GMAT 740
3) University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010. GPA was 3.21 as a Biomedical Engineering major (Philosophy/Economics Minors). Worked and volunteered throughout college. I even worked one year as a research engineer in biomechanics at an area hospital before joining my current place of employment.
4) Many extra-curriculars. Main and current ones include homeless shelter (for about 2 years), and hospital volunteering (for about a year). The list is relatively long here.
5) No important certifications, but was an EMT-B for a few years in college.
6) I am targeting top-tier programs for full time (preferably Booth/Kellogg).
7) R1 2014-15
8) I'd like to use an MBA to throw myself with more strength into the business end of my current job or become an entrepreneur in non-for-profit health education.

Thanks so much!
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesVeritas Prep GMAT Discount Codes
Expert Post
MBA Admissions Consulting
User avatar
Joined: 29 Oct 2013
Posts: 435
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 34 [0], given: 0

Re: 740 and Unique Background [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2014, 07:16
Expert's post
Hello,

From the information provided, I believe you’d be a credible and possibly strong candidate for the programs you mention.

Your stats are obviously fine. As you note, your experience is unconventional – but it’s at an appropriate level. So the unconventional aspect creates both challenges and opportunities. Challenges: (a) the adcom must rely on you to explain the whole scenario – not just what you do, but also where, including a clear discussion of your venture, and why you chose this path; (b) regardless of work setting or role, a solid applicant to Booth or Kellogg must show professional growth, so give some consideration to how you will do that. Opportunities: (a) if you address the challenges effectively, you automatically differentiate and distinguish yourself in relevant ways; (b) your goals arise from and draw on your unique experience, so you can ideally create very compelling, firmly rooted goals that will excite the adcoms.
_________________

Cindy Tokumitsu
Senior Advisor, Accepted
310-815-9553
Follow Accepted on Twitter
Friend Accepted on Facebook
Subscribe to Accepted's Blog

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Evaluation: 740 and unique background...... yiz 1 25 Jul 2014, 10:35
Experts publish their posts in the topic Evaluation: 740 and unique background for S16 yiz 1 25 Jul 2014, 10:32
740 and unique background for S16 yiz 0 25 Jul 2014, 07:21
Experts publish their posts in the topic Evaluation: 740 and unique background for S16 yiz 1 25 Jul 2014, 07:15
Experts publish their posts in the topic 740 and unique background for S16 yiz 1 25 Jul 2014, 06:59
Display posts from previous: Sort by

740 and Unique Background

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.