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Eval/Chances at top 10 [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2008, 10:08
Undergrad: University of Michigan: Econ
Undergrad GPA: 3.0 (had terrible 1st year) Junior/Senior GPA 3.4
Masters of Accounting from University of Michigan Business School (no grades in masters program)
Scholarship during masters program
GMAT Score: 710 - 92% (Q44 - 70%,V42 - 95%) Awa 5.5 80%
Country: US / Of Hispanic origin
Work Exp: 5 Years
Industry: 2 yrs with PWC (Transaction Services - essentially M&A consulting & Valuation reviews) 3 yrs private wealth management/public company valuations
Foreign work stint: Internship in Nicaragua

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Achievements:
CPA
Passed LVL I & II of CFA on first try (taking level III in June 09)

Extra Curricular Activities:
Lots in College: Boxed, part of theatre troop, wrote for school newspaper, big brother big sister program.
Was a Graduate student Instructor teaching undergrad accounting class during my masters. During school ran my own computer networking business (networked frats sororities, and houses, also fixed computers)
After College (allot of my time went towards passing CPA and CFA exams, but also apprenticed at five star restaurant on weekends (cooking is a hobby of mine). Also on the side worked on a startup company that I eventually sold.


Colleges Targeted:

Dream: HBS, Wharton

LBS
IESE
Berkeley
Duke
Oxford
Georgetown
Thunderbird


What are my chances at these schools?
Any other feedback is more than welcome/encouraged
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Re: Eval/Chances at top 10 [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 08:46
Bueller?... Bueller?... Bueller?
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Re: Eval/Chances at top 10 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 10:49
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You appear to be a solid, well-rounded candidate, and definitely have some unique interests and background from which to draw interesting experiences to write about in your essays. I think you have a fair shot at any school you apply to--it will all come down to how you set yourself apart. Good luck.
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Re: Eval/Chances at top 10 [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2009, 05:55
smokedpotatoes wrote:
Georgetown
Thunderbird


Are you serious about those 2? :roll:

I would be concerned about your quant score, especially if you are applying to Wharton.
Experience wise, you stand a god chance at all schools in your list.
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Re: Eval/Chances at top 10 [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2009, 07:29
Daler,
I know my quant scrore isn't great (I haven't done any math w/o a calc since 7th grade). However, I have a rather heavy quant background and my hope is that will make up for my weaker quant score; Masters of Accounting from University of Michigan, I'm a CPA, my current job is quant heavy, I passed both levels I & II of CFA on first attempt and am taking level III in june.

Gtown and thunderbird are my safety schools (I feel like everyone in my industry is applying to bschool this year).

anyway Happy new years...
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Re: Eval/Chances at top 10 [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2009, 00:27
smokedpotatoes wrote:
Daler,
I know my quant scrore isn't great (I haven't done any math w/o a calc since 7th grade). However, I have a rather heavy quant background and my hope is that will make up for my weaker quant score; Masters of Accounting from University of Michigan, I'm a CPA, my current job is quant heavy, I passed both levels I & II of CFA on first attempt and am taking level III in june.

Gtown and thunderbird are my safety schools (I feel like everyone in my industry is applying to bschool this year).

anyway Happy new years...

sounds impressive.
the question is would you accept the offer from G-town or T-bird in case if being denied by all other schools in your list?
I mean, you can always reapply next year.
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Re: Eval/Chances at top 10 [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2009, 06:24
Honestly,
It depends on how the rest of my year progresses.....
Re: Eval/Chances at top 10   [#permalink] 02 Jan 2009, 06:24
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