Hi there! Great site and very informative!
I was hoping you could evaluate my chances for getting into Haas' EWMBA program in Fall of 2006. My profile is as follows:
Age: Almost 30
GMAT: 700 (V 93% M 82%) 5.0 AWA
Undergrad GPA: Overall 3.2 in Accounting/Finance at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Certifications: California CPA license
Work history: almost 6 years, started with Big 4 Accounting firm and promoted twice in 2 1/2 years, held high performance ratings while at the firm. Went to work for a small entreprenuerial company serving real estate developer clients for about one year, and am now working for a Fortune 200 residential developer. Came on as Asst. Controller and promoted to Land Acquisition project manager. Held leadership roles on committees within the company and had 3 people directly report to me as Assistant Controller (15 people indirectly reported to me during financial statement preparation).
Held President/Vice President roles in several student clubs during undergrad and participate in various charities, and hold a leadership role in a couple.
I feel that my short/long term goal essay was very detailed in what I wanted to accomplish and how the MBA would help me do it. Other essays I felt strong on with the exception of "tell us about yourself," which I got the feeling I talked about my background and how I think (do they care?)
I'll be happy to at least get an interview to add another dimension to my application . . .
Thanks so much for your help!
Your profile sounds very competitive for Haas. I see no negatives except perhaps the minor negative of your GPA (not a deal breaker!). If you were detailed about your goals
in your goals essay and got personal in your 'tell us about yourself' essay then you did exactly what you should have done (and what many don't do). Good luck and let us know how you fare.
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