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Joined: 11 Jul 2010
Posts: 53
Schools: In: Emory, USC, Georgetown Out: Harvard, Wharton, Yale, UCLA WL: Kellogg
WE 1: Manager @ Fortune 100
WE 2: Manager @ World Famous Hotel
WE 3: Division Leader @ Real Estate Firm
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 4

700...How are my chances? [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2010, 10:49
OK, I finally took the GMAT! Ended up with a 700 (42Q/42V) and expecting a 5.5. or 6.0 AWA. SO relieved to be done with that ordeal!

I told myself that, if I scored 700+, I would apply to more competitive programs. As such, I've narrowed my selection down to the following 9 schools:

Uber Elite
Harvard
U. Penn

Elite
Northwestern
Yale
UCLA

Almost Elite
Emory
Georgetown
UT-Austin
USC

Is 9 too much? I don't want to tire my recommenders, and need to make sure I have enough time to make each application great.

Would appreciate any thoughts and help!




Stats

Male, 26 years old at matriculation
American, Caucasian
UG: Top 50 University with 3.27 GPA
EC: Campus leader in several clubs

Studied Abroad in Japan, Fluent in Japanese


WE1: Hotel Manager at Fortune 100 Corporation with 20 direct reports
WE2: Hotel Manager, later Night Manager, at re-opening of world famous luxury hotel with 20 direct reports
WE3: Property Manager, then promoted to Asset Manager, at Japanese Real Estate Firm. Proposed new division, which was executed and I was given responsibility for it. Speak Japanese on daily basis at work.

Goal
Get MBA to pursue career in hotel development. I have strong hospitality leadership background, international experience, and have delved into real estate, so I feel I possess a strong profile.

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Re: Do I have what it takes? [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2010, 12:49
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briangtsmith wrote:
Hi all,

Stats

Male, 26 years old at matriculation
American, Caucasian
Graduated The George Washington University with 3.27 GPA and membership in Leadership Honor Society
Campus leader (officer in 1 club, appointed class rep for junior year, and organized 4 charity concerts)

Studied Abroad in Japan, Fluent in Japanese

Field: Hospitality
1 Year: Intern at The Ritz-Carlton
1 Year: Walt Disney World, 20 direct reports
1 Year: Re-opened The Plaza (Fairmont) in NY, 20 direct reports

Field: Real Estate
2 Years: REDAC, Inc (Japanese corporation)
- No direct reports, but proposed new division and now run said division
- Report directly to Executive Vice President, managing buildings function as extended stay hotels


Goal
Get MBA to pursue career in hotel development. I have strong hospitality leadership background, international experience, and have delved into real estate, so I feel I possess a strong profile.

Assessment
Essays: Should be very good and focused
GMAT: Practice CAT's range from 650-690

Schools of interest

Yake
UCLA
USC
Duke
UNC
Emory
Georgetown

So...do I have what it takes?

Thank you!


Brian,

Interesting profile and work experience. A lot will depend where you GMAT ends up. There is a difference between 650 and 690, and also between a balanced score or one in which the quant is distinctly lower. Let's assume that your GMAT is balanced and ends up at 670. UCLA, Duke, and Yale would be stretches for you. You have a competitive profile for the others schools on your list. You may also want to consider Cornell.

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Manager
Manager
Joined: 11 Jul 2010
Posts: 53
Schools: In: Emory, USC, Georgetown Out: Harvard, Wharton, Yale, UCLA WL: Kellogg
WE 1: Manager @ Fortune 100
WE 2: Manager @ World Famous Hotel
WE 3: Division Leader @ Real Estate Firm
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 4

Re: UPDATE Do I have what it takes? [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2010, 16:48
Updated, thanks all for your help!
Manager
Manager
Joined: 11 Jul 2010
Posts: 53
Schools: In: Emory, USC, Georgetown Out: Harvard, Wharton, Yale, UCLA WL: Kellogg
WE 1: Manager @ Fortune 100
WE 2: Manager @ World Famous Hotel
WE 3: Division Leader @ Real Estate Firm
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 4

Re: UPDATE Do I have what it takes? [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2010, 05:19
Updated with GMAT, thanks again!
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