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Athlete Profile Eval.... [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2010, 11:46
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710 (48Q/ 40V), 5.5
UVA undergrad - graduated in 2005, played football as a grad student in 2006 but no degree (3.6 educ school - how will HBS specifically view this?)
3.35 GPA
Econ Major
White - American - Male
Captain of the football team as a senior
WE 1: Drafted into the NFL - spent 2 years between 3 teams, nothing notable in terms of achievement.
WE 2: 3 years: independent asset management platform with $40 billion(10 yrs old, just went public) - I research money managers, 3 notable promotions.

ECs: Lots of outreach events with kids as a college and pro athlete
Awards: Student Athlete of the yr as senior in college

Post-MBA: asset management industry management

Target Schools: HBS/ Wharton/ LBS
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Re: Athlete Profile Eval.... [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2010, 11:30
Adcoms in my view will dig your profile. While schools like HBS and Wharton aren't sure shots for any applicant, I think you have a pretty reasonable shot at getting in, assuming you put together some strong applications.

Don't worry about the grad school thing - it's fine. What will make your profile attractive to adcoms is that you have BOTH a traditional (finance-corporate) as well as an unique (pro sports) background. It shows that you won't be the odd duck in a class who is out of place, even though a part of your past is certainly unique for b-school (drafted into the NFL).

You went to a top public (UVA), have a decent GMAT, worked in an analytical position (finance/asset mgmt), and played *team* sports at an elite level (drafted into the NFL).

So long as you do the best you can on the apps, you'll have a reasonable shot at the schools you listed.
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