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Status: Bring the Rain
Joined: 17 Aug 2010
Posts: 409
Location: United States (MD)
Concentration: Strategy, Marketing
Schools: Michigan (Ross) - Class of 2014
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V39
GPA: 3.13
WE: Corporate Finance (Aerospace and Defense)
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 43 [0], given: 46

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Eval Request [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2011, 11:35
Brian, can you just give me a quick rundown of my chances? Any help you give is greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Age 25 (will be 26 at matric)
GMAT 730 (49/39--both 80%+)
UG GPA--3.13 from top 40 public univ (extenuating circumstance-death in the family)
UG Major--Marketing

Work Experience-
Commercial Banking for 1 year
Finance/Accounting at a Defense Contractor for 3+ years w/promotion

Extra Currics--
Team in Training--Running Club to train and raise money for the leukemia and lymphoma society. Hold a small leadership position
Terrapin Club--Alumni Booster Club. I'm a member of the Young Alumni Subcommittee.
Bowling Team--We won our league last summer (this probably doesn't matter)
Active member of the youth group at my church. I'm a 'leader/counselor' of sorts.

Post MBA Goals--Strategy Consulting

I don't have a set list of schools yet, but I'm considering the following--
Kellogg
Ross
Darden
Fuqua
Tuck
Booth
Wharton
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Re: Eval Request [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2011, 15:31
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Hello tfincham86, thanks for your question.

It’s tough to give you a specific prediction of your chances, but I’ll certainly provide feedback!

Your GPA is slightly low – this could be a slight challenge. I don’t know your exact circumstance other than death in the family, but you might write about it in the optional essay. The trick is to dispassionately explain the situation without being defensive or making excuses. And, if you can, reference an analogue that is a better representation of your academic potential (e.g., another class you took). A 3.13 is not the end of the world, by any stretch, but you are applying to top programs, so even the little things count.

Your GMAT is fine.

Ultimately, your competitiveness will directly depend on the quality of your work experience more than anything else, in my opinion. Both in and out of work, can you speak to “moments” where you truly led – influenced individuals/organizations, drove results, took the initiative? You will need to clearly demonstrate your leadership potential and abilities to the admissions committees.

Finally, the more you can cohesively tie together your past and current experience with your future goals, the more persuasive your story will be, especially if you can really prove why your desired career path necessitates an MBA. So many applicants want to pursue strategy consulting after business school. What makes you different? What would you want to do after a few years in consulting that would make sense given your personal and professional background? I think you need a compelling answer to this question.

If you can nail these questions that I raise, I think you could have a shot at the schools you mention. It really will come down to your essays.

I hope this helps!

Best of luck,
Brian
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Status: Bring the Rain
Joined: 17 Aug 2010
Posts: 409
Location: United States (MD)
Concentration: Strategy, Marketing
Schools: Michigan (Ross) - Class of 2014
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V39
GPA: 3.13
WE: Corporate Finance (Aerospace and Defense)
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 43 [0], given: 46

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Re: Eval Request [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2011, 18:55
Thanks Brian!
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Re: Eval Request [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2011, 13:55
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Of course - please let me know if you have more questions!

Best,
Brian
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