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Big dream/Poor profile [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2013, 23:17
What if someone at the age of 25years with no relevant work ex wants to make it into the ivy league. He is an Artist and has done theater shows(Stage/Street acting) from past 4 years. MBA with this profile looks impossible and stupid. So he started preparing for GMAT and got 720+ in mocks, he wants to take GMAT but still thinking to pay around 15k INR for the exam is it worth to take a shot?

He also dosent have good grades in graduation(44% out of 100) and has done it through distance learning, moreover he belongs to a below middle class family where people need good and extra ordinary reasons to study . Reason for MBA- Has learned to work hard in those 4 years and wants to get a good job and settle down.Now what should he do? Has anyone converted any top US bschool with this kind of background??

10th= 50%
12th= 66%
Graduation= 44% Bachelor in commerce Pass( Two reasons for doing grad. through distance learning one poor score so unable to make a cut in good government colleges, had no money to study in Private universities).

From school days he acted on number of street shows,so even after graduation he persuaded the same profession.But day by day its becoming difficult to survive as the per month income is too low.

Any suggestion/guidance would be appreciated.

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Re: Big dream/Poor profile [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2013, 05:24
Thanks for the interesting post.

Based on the information you provided, I would not see you as a strong candidate for a T10 program. You have to understand that these programs attract the world's best, many of whom had to also overcome extreme adversity to achieve and excel. Your grades are going to really hold you back in this quest to such a degree that I recommend thinking of alternative ways to achieve your goals.

We have worked with people coming from arts background and most have done very well. However, the biggest difference is that most had at least competitive grades in college.

Good luck.

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Re: Big dream/Poor profile [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2013, 22:01
ManhattanReview wrote:
Thanks for the interesting post.

Based on the information you provided, I would not see you as a strong candidate for a T10 program. You have to understand that these programs attract the world's best, many of whom had to also overcome extreme adversity to achieve and excel. Your grades are going to really hold you back in this quest to such a degree that I recommend thinking of alternative ways to achieve your goals.

We have worked with people coming from arts background and most have done very well. However, the biggest difference is that most had at least competitive grades in college.

Good luck.

Kimberly Plaga
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I understand getting into ivey is difficult, what are the chances if i look beyond top 15?
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I would recommend that you target strong mid-tier regional programs such as the following: Thunderbird, Texas A+M, Rochester, William + Mary, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt and Fordham.

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Re: Big dream/Poor profile [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2013, 21:38
ManhattanReview wrote:
I would recommend that you target strong mid-tier regional programs such as the following: Thunderbird, Texas A+M, Rochester, William + Mary, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt and Fordham.


Thank you will get back once am done with gmat.
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