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Concentration: Nonprofit, Social Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 740 Q49 V43
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740 and Unique Background [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2014, 18:19
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Re: 740 and Unique Background [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2014, 07:16
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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.
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