First of all, congrats on all the great tips!! I just went through your comments on other users' profiles and found them very useful. I would really appreciate it if you could you evaluate my profile too...
Age: 29 (30 at matriculation in Sept 09)
GMAT: 620 (M:40; V: 35; AWA: 5) but taking it again in a month (can realistically get 680, but hoping for more
Undergrad: McGill University (Top 10 in Canada)
BA Double Major (1) Economics (2) International Development Studies
(upward trend) and 3.6 my last year
King's College (top 20 UK)
MA Environment and Development
Obtained with Merits
CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting obtained in 2004
8 months as an Accounts Manager for Accor in London: exceeded my sales target.
3 years in Corporate Finance for DuPont Spain (promoted once and systematically received highest marks). Leadership experience in several projects but not in my day-to-day.
1 year in Corporate Finance at GE France: in charge of developing and maintaining a controllership infrastructure and model across over 100 sites internationally
2 years in Private Equity: one assistant and one accountant below me; completely autonomous, dealing with investors, banks, etc, and responsible for managing 7 funds (300 million Euros)
Lead singer in a band
Part of the Ski Club at McGill and still ski every winter
Active member of EarthSave (environmental group) at McGill: some leadership experience but was a long time ago
French, English, Spanish
Grew up in Brasil and in the US; studied in Canada and then did my MA in the UK; did summer interships in Syria and in Germany; worked in Spain for 3 years and now live in Paris.
What I want to do after the MBA: remain in Private Equity and eventually start an ethical fund investing in green technologies in the Third World
I guess my main weaknesses are my low GPA, lack of recent EC, and old age
Schools I want to go to:
Do you think my profile would interest these schools? Please be honest...
I would of course love to try HBS and Wharton but really doubt I stand a chance there... is it worth a shot?
I can still postpone the GMAT in order to ensure a 700+ score.
Which other schools would you recommend as "safety schools"?
Thanks a million and have a great day!!