Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 25 Oct 2014, 10:45

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Lawyer/Test Prep Instructor

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 15 Aug 2013
Posts: 3
Followers: 0

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

Lawyer/Test Prep Instructor [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2013, 14:10
Alright, so here's my deal:

26 years old, white male; UGPA: B.A. in Philosophy, 3.5 with grade replacement, 3.0 without; GMAT: 790; Law School GPA: 3.6, Top 15% at a top 100 law school; WE: 1.5 years as a law clerk/attorney, 1.5 years as a test prep instructor for LSAT/GMAT/MCAT at a major test prep company (both experiences concurrent)

So, basically, what are my chances of getting in at a top program (HBS, Booth, Kellogg)? Obviously my UGPA worries me, as does my lack of WE. What about my law degree? Is that a red flag as well? In general, what can I expect? Is it even worth applying this year or should I wait a year or two?

Thanks in advance for the help.
Kaplan Promo CodeKnewton GMAT Discount CodesVeritas Prep GMAT Discount Codes
Expert Post
MBA Admissions Consulting
User avatar
Joined: 20 Apr 2003
Posts: 4869
Location: Los Angeles CA
Followers: 43

Kudos [?]: 347 [0], given: 64

Re: Lawyer/Test Prep Instructor [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2013, 15:01
Expert's post
mbapossible wrote:
Alright, so here's my deal:

26 years old, white male; UGPA: B.A. in Philosophy, 3.5 with grade replacement, 3.0 without; GMAT: 790; Law School GPA: 3.6, Top 15% at a top 100 law school; WE: 1.5 years as a law clerk/attorney, 1.5 years as a test prep instructor for LSAT/GMAT/MCAT at a major test prep company (both experiences concurrent)

So, basically, what are my chances of getting in at a top program (HBS, Booth, Kellogg)? Obviously my UGPA worries me, as does my lack of WE. What about my law degree? Is that a red flag as well? In general, what can I expect? Is it even worth applying this year or should I wait a year or two?

Thanks in advance for the help.


A law degree is not a red flag, and in your case, you strong performance actually helps you. I share your concerns about your work experience, but wonder what you have been doing as a law clerk/attorney and wonder why you want an MBA at this point. Would you consider going something business-related for a at lest a year and then applying?

Best,
Linda
_________________

Linda Abraham
Accepted
310-815-9553

Co-Author of: MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools

Follow Accepted on Twitter
Friend Accepted on Facebook
Subscribe to Accepted's Blog

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Lawyer/Test Prep Instructor mbapossible 0 15 Aug 2013, 08:59
4 Instructor-Led Prep Opinions? rsampson 6 09 Feb 2012, 14:31
Recommended instructor of Manhanttan GMAT seanlin816 0 06 Feb 2010, 17:43
MGMAT Pay for Instructors? spgny 4 09 Apr 2009, 13:41
Question Regarding Advice from a prep class instructor ca_gold 5 12 May 2008, 06:52
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Lawyer/Test Prep Instructor

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.