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Looking for Gmat Club Community Input - 700, 3.3GPA, 3.5yrs

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Looking for Gmat Club Community Input - 700, 3.3GPA, 3.5yrs [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2012, 17:35
Undergraduate Education: Carnegie Mellon University 3.3 GPA

Major: Business Administration w/ Concentration in Finance

Extracurriculars: Fraternity President, Director for Recruiting for School Job Fair, President of community service club on campus

GMAT: 700 (Q47, V40)

College: Graduated in 3.5 years while working on average 25-35 hours a week during my Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years. Took many leadership roles, 5 that have executive board representation.

Work Experience: Work at a top 10 Hospital System in the nation in Healthcare Finance. Went through a competitive rotational program for 2 years and graduated at the top of the class. Got promoted to a Sr. Financial analyst after two years and now work in Corporate Finance and support Healthcare IT. Currently manage an Analyst and 3 interns and will have 44 months of work experience come time for matriculation. I go back to school to recruit every year, have lead community service events for the company and organize social events regularly.

Took 3 weeks off from work to help a family business in india. Helped optimize inventory and supply chain management, and negotiated favorable contracts ( all in native language, not english)

Current Extracurriculars: Tutor kids in my free time, Mentor underprivileged children in the region, and complete tax returns for low income families.

Looking into go to management consulting post MBA, possibly continue in Healthcare as I do have a passion for the industry.

Applying to: Wharton, Sloan, Fuqua, Stern, Chicago, Tepper
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Schools: Northwestern (Kellogg) - Class of 2000
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Re: Looking for Gmat Club Community Input - 700, 3.3GPA, 3.5yrs [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2012, 04:35
imo, your profile is pretty interesting and that will work to your advantage. you have a pretty solid undergrad degree and your GMAT score is on the low range of acceptable at some of your more competitive schools, so you're in the mix. you also have an impressive set of ECs which stands out (most candds have an EC focus on tutoring, which is great, but doesn't stand out as much as the things you've done).

there are 2 challenges you'll need to address:
1) while i'm sure the org you work for is excellent, many hospital systems are regional in nature and do not a strong brand. you'll need to weave into your essays why your org is so competitive and how your leadership there is a big deal. you don't want it to come across as though you've made all this career progress at a small business. it's not like you did these things at GE which everyone knows and respects. you'll have an educational component to your application to present.
2) your career goal of management consultant feels reasonable, but it also feels like a cop out. get more crisp on why you want that, how long you'll do it for, where you want to do it, how you'll get a job doing it, etc. if you select this as your career goal, just make sure the position it strongly. there are so many candds who will state this as their career goal, and it all starts to blur together to a point (if you're on the adcom) where it just feels generic and non-special. don't be that guy.

as long as you get all the other pieces out there, i think you have a compelling story.

hope that's helpful,
-james young
Former Kellogg adcom member, offering a new approach to MBA Admissions Consulting.

Re: Looking for Gmat Club Community Input - 700, 3.3GPA, 3.5yrs   [#permalink] 23 Jul 2012, 04:35
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