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Journalist without a quant background [#permalink]
25 Jul 2014, 18:49
Hello, thanks for taking a look at this:
1) Brief description of your full-time work experience. What do you do?
I'm a reporter for one of the largest, most well-known newspapers in the country with a high-profile beat that frequently involves covering the intersection of business and government. Been at the paper since 2009. Clear career progression, varied experience, awards etc. Plenty of stories to tell in essays and interviews about navigating high-pressure situations, working in teams and covering big stories.
2) Your GMAT.
Took one practice test cold (haven't done much math since college) and got a 630. Assuming I can boost that to 700+ with a few months of study.
3) College info: The name of the college, your GPA or grade average, your major, year of graduation. For any graduate degrees, please provide the same info. If you grades are low, please indicate if there were extenuating circumstances.
A top-ranked public college. 3.5, History, 2009.
4) Significant college and post-college extra-curricular activities or community service, especially leadership experience.
Editor in chief of daily student newspaper with a 100-person editorial staff and $1 mil annual budget.
5) Important certifications like CFA, CPA, FSA, or CA.
6) Your target programs. Please note that my experience is with the top MBA programs (FT, PT, EMBA, Sloan Fellows) around the world. If the programs you are targeting are not listed here, I may not respond due to lack of time.
Harvard, Stanford, Columbia UVA, Yale, Chicago, Northwestern.
7) When you plan to apply? Please specify round and application cycle, for example R1 2013-14 or R3 2012-13.
8) Your post-MBA goal.
Consulting, private equity or maybe real estate.