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Am I aiming too high? Profile evaluation please :)

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Re: Am I aiming too high? Profile evaluation please :) [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2009, 14:10
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You can still apply to a subset of the schools you listed, but you need to mix in more schools where you'll have a better shot of getting in.

You come across as a solid candidate all around - you've done well at work, you seem to have kept busy outside of work, but you are neither blue chip (Ivy or equivalent, blue chip finance/consulting, US military) nor exceptionally accomplished in a unique way (i.e. pro athlete, professional artist, etc.) - which means Columbia, Booth, Haas and Sloan will be in the mix for you (maybe even a stretch - depending on your interpersonal/critical thinking abilities). HBS and Stanford are long shots. Apply to them if you wish, but treat them as lottery tickets.
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Joined: 09 Sep 2009
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Location: United States
Concentration: Technology, Social Entrepreneurship
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GPA: 2.8
WE: Research (Computer Software)
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Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 16

Re: Am I aiming too high? Profile evaluation please :) [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2009, 14:18
AlexMBAApply wrote:
You can still apply to a subset of the schools you listed, but you need to mix in more schools where you'll have a better shot of getting in.

You come across as a solid candidate all around - you've done well at work, you seem to have kept busy outside of work, but you are neither blue chip (Ivy or equivalent, blue chip finance/consulting, US military) nor exceptionally accomplished in a unique way (i.e. pro athlete, professional artist, etc.) - which means Columbia, Booth, Haas and Sloan will be in the mix for you (maybe even a stretch - depending on your interpersonal/critical thinking abilities). HBS and Stanford are long shots. Apply to them if you wish, but treat them as lottery tickets.


Thanks for the feedback Alex. I'll mix em up a bit
Re: Am I aiming too high? Profile evaluation please :)   [#permalink] 26 Sep 2009, 14:18
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