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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, 22:02
anyone?
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Re: Big dream/Poor profile [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2013, 16:30
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If this is really your dream then you need to start at a different spot.

1- Step one:  Enroll in another college program where you can show your aptitude.  Either a one year Masters somewhere or another Undergrad degree that is not distance learning- make sure the institution is fully accredited at the Ivy Leagues.  Now, Ace these courses, show that you can achieve A's.

2- Step two:  Do something phenomenal.  Lead something, change the world,  be a leader, and innovator, and someone that takes initiative in life.  Volunteer at a local charity(s) of your liking and create something there that shows your skill set as a leader.

3-  Step three:  Along the way cultivate some amazing people to write amazing recommendations for you.  The kind that state that you are exceptional.

4-  Step four:  Get 3+ years of work experience that is applicable to an MBA.  YOur street performances will enhance this relevant experience.  Better yet, be a business leader in the street performance arena, this shows consistency.  Start an organization,?...

5-  Step five:  ANswer "Why do you want an MBA?"  "Why now?"  "Why at each specific Ivy Leagues school X?"

6-  Now take your GMAT and achieve that 720+.

Anyone who wants an Ivy League MBA has to be exceptional.  If you want it, prove you are exceptional and go get it!

Best of luck.
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Re: Big dream/Poor profile [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2013, 07:13
VeritasPrepCJane wrote:
If this is really your dream then you need to start at a different spot.

1- Step one:  Enroll in another college program where you can show your aptitude.  Either a one year Masters somewhere or another Undergrad degree that is not distance learning- make sure the institution is fully accredited at the Ivy Leagues.  Now, Ace these courses, show that you can achieve A's.

Definitely will make a serious thought on this.


2- Step two:  Do something phenomenal.  Lead something, change the world,  be a leader, and innovator, and someone that takes initiative in life.  Volunteer at a local charity(s) of your liking and create something there that shows your skill set as a leader.

I have been doing this for years. Be it aids awareness, right to vote , child marriage etc only the difference is i dont have this on paper.

3-  Step three:  Along the way cultivate some amazing people to write amazing recommendations for you.  The kind that state that you are exceptional.
Alright

4-  Step four:  Get 3+ years of work experience that is applicable to an MBA.  YOur street performances will enhance this relevant experience.  Better yet, be a business leader in the street performance arena, this shows consistency.  Start an organization,?...

Now this is what i need an mba for i want to start an organization and want to take it as a business.

5-  Step five:  ANswer "Why do you want an MBA?"  "Why now?"  "Why at each specific Ivy Leagues school X?"

I would like to start a production company and a Theater group basically who can work for Social cause(NGO), it will be more of taking government projects.

MBA will add a value in my resume moreover it will give me an exposure to the international market to get connected with right network.

Secondly as far as the diversity in the class is concern i will be the right candidate almost all the students will learn from me.For example i am very extrovert, expressive , how to attract people who are walking on road etc. Most importantly i have worked for many social causes just to make people more aware and attentive without any money.

Finally yes i want to do mba to earn money because a project wont just work on willingness it would need money.\\

And yes i understand ivey would be difficult, i am open to quality programs and not just ivey.



6-  Now take your GMAT and achieve that 720+.

Wont settle for anything less than that.


Anyone who wants an Ivy League MBA has to be exceptional.  If you want it, prove you are exceptional and go get it!

Thank you

Best of luck.
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Re: Big dream/Poor profile [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2013, 11:40
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Most excellent, you are on your way! Check back in as things progress. You would also benefit from using an Admission Consultant down the road.

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Re: Big dream/Poor profile [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2013, 21:41
VeritasPrepCJane wrote:
Most excellent, you are on your way! Check back in as things progress. You would also benefit from using an Admission Consultant down the road.

Best-


Thanks

Can you please suggest some schools based on this profile and a targeted gmat 720.
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