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

It is currently 25 May 2016, 22:40
GMAT Club Tests

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

My profile:

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 12 Apr 2010
Posts: 3
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 2

My profile: [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Apr 2010, 14:19
My profile:
Male 28 CPA
Gmat 720
BS in accounting from top 50 undergraduate US business school
good community service and volunteer experience
3 year of Hedge fund industry experience from top hedge fund company doing accounting work
2 year in real estate industry

Career Goal: Investment Banking or other finance related work


My name is David and I am deciding whether to go to business school this year and would like to get some insight from you. I started applying for MBA schools last year. After applying to Wharton and Johnson in Round 1 I decided to postpone my MBA application for a year due to the difficult economy condition. I got rejected by Wharton but accepted by Johnson with no financial aid. I feel I could have done better since I did not spend enough time on my application and did not seek any professional help. I already paid my deposit but still on the border line of whether to go this year or wait until fall and reapply for a Top 10 program. On one hand I feel that I can pull off a better application for a better business school and graduate at a time when I am more confident in securing a better job, on the other hand I am getting old and might be hard to get into a Top 10 business program (My target school is Columbia and Chicago). What is your advice?

Thanks,

David
Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
MBA Admissions Consultant
User avatar
Joined: 20 Apr 2003
Posts: 5000
Location: Los Angeles CA
Followers: 64

Kudos [?]: 480 [1] , given: 69

Re: My profile: [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Apr 2010, 16:11
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
daviddill wrote:
My profile:
Male 28 CPA
Gmat 720
BS in accounting from top 50 undergraduate US business school
good community service and volunteer experience
3 year of Hedge fund industry experience from top hedge fund company doing accounting work
2 year in real estate industry

Career Goal: Investment Banking or other finance related work


My name is David and I am deciding whether to go to business school this year and would like to get some insight from you. I started applying for MBA schools last year. After applying to Wharton and Johnson in Round 1 I decided to postpone my MBA application for a year due to the difficult economy condition. I got rejected by Wharton but accepted by Johnson with no financial aid. I feel I could have done better since I did not spend enough time on my application and did not seek any professional help. I already paid my deposit but still on the border line of whether to go this year or wait until fall and reapply for a Top 10 program. On one hand I feel that I can pull off a better application for a better business school and graduate at a time when I am more confident in securing a better job, on the other hand I am getting old and might be hard to get into a Top 10 business program (My target school is Columbia and Chicago). What is your advice?

Thanks,

David


David,

Assuming that you also have a competitive GPA, you have a competitive profile for both Columbia and Chicago. However, I am always hesitant to give up a bird in hand -- the Cornell acceptance -- and there are no guarantees in admissions. All top schools reject the majority of qualified, competitive applicants who apply. To me the question is "Will Cornell help you achieve the goals you have for an MBA?" If not, you shouldn't have applied and shouldn't attend. If yes, I would recommend you go and not apply again to other programs.

Best,
Linda
_________________

Linda Abraham
Accepted ~ The Premier Admissions Consultancy
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

Re: My profile:   [#permalink] 12 Apr 2010, 16:11
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic My Profile mariano03 4 03 Nov 2014, 11:45
Please evaluate my profile cpetro29 5 30 Jun 2006, 19:51
Please evaluate my profile baldo 1 27 Jun 2006, 15:36
Experts publish their posts in the topic My profile and my chances... ericwahoo 1 26 Jun 2006, 10:29
Experts publish their posts in the topic Please evaluate my profile joemama142000 8 30 May 2006, 00:59
Display posts from previous: Sort by

My profile:

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| 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®.