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Re: AA Male 740 GMAT [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2012, 12:23
It's going to be a really tough sell to prove that you're equipped to be an i-banker. Do you have any experience doing this already? They want you to be hirable, and right now your story isn't exactly a straight shot to Wallstreet. Your stats will be fine, but I think you should choose a more connected career. It's not impossible, but you're treating your law degree like a throw-away (maybe it is) and they will want to hear how this is all part of your Great Plan. Say you want to do something in business law or something, and then if you like, when you're there you can try out i-banking.
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It's going to be a really tough sell to prove that you're equipped to be an i-banker. Do you have any experience doing this already? They want you to be hirable, and right now your story isn't exactly a straight shot to Wallstreet. Your stats will be fine, but I think you should choose a more connected career. It's not impossible, but you're treating your law degree like a throw-away (maybe it is) and they will want to hear how this is all part of your Great Plan. Say you want to do something in business law or something, and then if you like, when you're there you can try out i-banking.


This sounds like a great idea. I actually do intend to treat my law degree as a "throw-away," (except when I'm meeting woman at bars), but I can see how using it when I package myself to b-school ad coms will be helpful. Thanks.
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I can imagine that returning to school after having completed a Harvard Law degree is a difficult decision. However, if you are committed then I see no reason why you should not be accepted into a world class program. One thing to be aware of is that you have to be careful not to come across as a terminal student and your application has to have a great sense of purpose and direction. I would also do research into those schools that are most open to people with your background -- from my vast experience, I would say that HBS and Stanford might be long shots. I would definitely apply to Wharton, Columbia, Booth and Sloan. At these schools, your peer group will be very similar to what you experienced at Harvard Law. As back-up schools, I would recommend that you look at Yale, Darden and Cornell -- all of these schools have great placement in your target industry. Lastly, remember to make your essays positive and developmental and not negative and regretful -- nobody likes to read sad or negative essays.

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