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Joined: 28 Dec 2012
Posts: 26
Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Nonprofit
GMAT 1: 620 Q44 V31
GPA: 3.52
WE: Research (Venture Capital)
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New post 22 Feb 2013, 18:07
Im 26yrs old,will be 28@M
Lebanese-Mexican (US Citizen)
WE:1.5 yr boutique Kuwaiti PEG(analyst "finance")-1 yr trading (NYC)(jr.)-1yr operations@fidelityNYC(middle office). Now doing 2 internships@ a boutique PEG, but,"Feeder into wharton", other one @ a boutique IBfirm, Associate level both.(together 40hrs/week)
-Working on deals, on the research side&presentation, and ramping up on valuation.
UG: regional unknown -finance major 3.1 overall GPA/3.6 Major ....Major uptrend in last yr of UG 2.7 to 3.1
MA in econ @ private midwestern college- known but not highy ranked 3.3GPA
Was a boyscout from 1999-2007
I have done ALOT of Community service in those years-"verifiable
I play intramural soccer
Served 1 yr as president of Arab-American SA @ school

I always worked during school
My Recs will be My direct current bosses: 2 Managing Principals and a VP- 1MIT MBA"he also taught a few yrs ago @stern as a visiting prof, 2 WhartonMBAs, and I can get academic ref's if needed

Now taking classes @NYU to boost low GPA and establish a prospective MPA admission profile- international affairs/public sector concentration classes
3.7-3.8GPA(3 classes)
A Valuation class @ stern (MBA level) A-
Have a research intensive trip with NYU to the UN - Geneva for this summer(3 weeks)

GMAT..Didn't take yet, scoring 690-710 in practice but aiming for a 720

I really want to get into a dual MBA/MPA program ..(NYUSTERN/WAGNER) (Dartmouth/kennedy) ..(Georgetownmba/mpa)..(JHU MBA/mpa)..(Wharton/kennedy)..(columbiaMBA/SIPA)

My Short term goal is to work in "Consulting" or a PE firm. " Im not picky as to which ones"
My long term goal is to establish a specialized political interest group that works mainly with the private sector

I am really lost to where I would be a better fit, although I really like my experience at NYU, and would like to attend Stern/Wagner for MBA/MPA
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New post 26 Feb 2013, 00:33
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Allrighty sir. Well things look pretty good from here. I mean you know what you want, you have your schools chosen out. You seem to have very nice work experience. So, yes you need to get that GMAT score, but once you do you should be in pretty good shape.

One thing that wasn't entirely clear to me is about these internships, and what will happen carrying forward. So you know if either of them will turn into full-time jobs? If that does happen, and you do get your desired score in the GMAT I think your list of programs pretty reasonable I mean you have some pretty tough schools on the list, but you also have safe schools, and I feel tha tit is well-balanced.

Good luck on your GMAT dude, and let us know once that happens, and we can focus in a little bit deeper on your profile.

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