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Could you evaluate my profile? [#permalink] New post 12 May 2012, 14:41
Precision Essay,

I'm graduating from undergrad this week and was wondering, based on my stats, what I could do to improve my chances over the next few years. I don't want my life to revolve around going to b-school, but I would like to know if you have any tips for things I should look into on the side. I would like to go to H/W/S or Haas/Anderson if I do not meet the H/W/S criteria, but was wondering where you feel I would be most competitive if I don't fit the bill for any of those.

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- Starting with an elite buyside equity research firm (~$100 bil. AUM), would like to matriculate in 4 years
- 730 GMAT (48 Q, 42 V), just took it
- 3.65 GPA in Finance from unranked state school (Magna Cum Laude and Beta Gamma Sigma)
- President of undergrad Finance club, Treasurer of Fraternity, several awards for leadership
- 5 undergrad internships - 1 in investment banking M&A, 1 in investment banking public finance
- Private Pilot
- Starting professional prep. non-profit for highschool students

I know it's a little early to be thinking about this, but I'd love to hear your opinion on what I could do to improve my application. Thanks in advance for your help!
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Re: Could you evaluate my profile? [#permalink] New post 15 May 2012, 03:05
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I don't want my life to revolve around going to b-school, but I would like to know if you have any tips for things I should look into on the side.


This is the wisest thing I've ever heard a future MBA applicant say :)
You are right. You have no need to revolve your life around going to B-school. The first step to succeeding in your applications is passion - I think loving what you do, and trying to do it more and better is a great way to succeed, and to build confidence and your resume. At the same time, you can also LOOK actively for opportunities to lead, as that is the point. You are already doing great things, so besides just "succeeding" see what risks you can take to innovate, initiate, found. Some will fail, others will succeed, but all will teach you something.

Keep going with your prep school and if that gets going, it will likely also help you out.

You seem to be in a good groove, so keep on trucking in that direction.
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Re: Could you evaluate my profile? [#permalink] New post 15 May 2012, 10:01
Thanks, appreciate the reply! This definitely seems the consensus answer I have been getting, just keep on doing what I do and don't worry about b-school (yet). I will continue with the prep-school and would really like to take my flying to the next level - maybe start training aerobatics. That always looked fun to me and now that I have the money and time on the weekends to get after it.
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Re: Could you evaluate my profile? [#permalink] New post 16 May 2012, 04:34
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Awesome. Go loop the loop. Take me for a ride?
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