You have a decent profile. But, I didnt understand why you want to do a PhD. What is your motivation? What is your long term goal? Moreover, I couldn't get any of your achievements in the accounting. Have you published any paper? Why are you interested in 'accounting'? If you can answer these questions, I think you can get into one of the schools in your target list. Good luck!www.InterviewBay.com
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Because of a suggestion by faculty at the University of Maine Business School I am considering applying to several Accounting PHD programs. I do however want an idea of what I may be looking at in terms of my ability to get accepted. So here goes...
1) Basic demographic info:
age 23- (start date would be Fall 2013 so I will be 24).
nationality: American, White
2) Educational Background:
Undergrad School: University of Maine
Undergrad Major: Business with Accounting Focus, Double major in Political Science
GMAT Score: 700
any grad work you've done
University of Maine Business School
MBA Accounting Track (to complete Spring 2013)
Estimated GPA 3.8
Correlle Fellowship: I teach a recitation class for financial and managerial students as well as work as a general teaching aide.
3) Work experience: what is your current role? Have you had any promotions? What industry do you work in? For how long have you worked?
Tutor and Coordinator of Tutor Program
Tax preparer- 2 years
Internal Audit Intern- 2 years (Insurance Industry)
Accounting Assistant- Current (Insurance Industry and Subsidized Housing Industry)
All work was done while also being a full-time student, I have never been "out of school."
5) Short/Long term goals: what do you want to do after your PHD? Any geographic preferences?
I want to teach and be part of a research team, however with the emphasis being on teaching. My long-term goals are to live in New England and hopefully bring innovative learning styles to different accounting curriculums.
6) Schools: Which schools have you considered already? Any on your initial short list?
A best case scenario would be to get into a school in the Northeast: Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, UConn
If I had to branch out beyond New England I would want to stay on the east coast, hopefully in a mid-tier school that would allow me opportunity to teach as well as do research.
Thank you for any help,