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Need some advice with a round 2 school list. [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2011, 06:53
Hello,

I applied to CBS, Booth, UCLA, and UT-McCombs for round 1. CBS is most likely out, and Booth I'm not putting too much hope on. It is what it is, considering I knew going into this process that the two of those schools were stretches for me. UT and UCLA are still out there, but even before interview invites come for those, I'm trying to formulate a strategy for some round 2 schools.

The quick color on my profile:
GMAT: 710 (45Q 41V)
College info:
Top 10 liberal arts college, 3.4 GPA, Politics/Economics, 2004.
Top 5 Accounting program, MAcc, 3.4 GPA, 2006.
Extracurricular:
Member and volunteer coach of local non-profit running club, training beginners and others looking to begin a fitness lifestyle/train for a goal race.
Experience:
2 years at big 4 accounting, now at a hedge fund for 3 years doing all accounting operations.

I am 30 (31 at matriculation), so I really want to get in this year.

Goals: Asset management/investment banking. I'd like to end up back in the Southern California area, but Texas is also fine to that end.

I am applying to Darden for Rd 2, but wanted your input as to maybe a few more schools I should try. I've been looking at Cornell, Ross, and Duke. Your thoughts, along with any suggestions, is much appreciated!
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Re: Need some advice with a round 2 school list. [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2011, 03:02
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I like your choices. But don't sell yourself short. You have a good profile (I'm pretty curious what you wrote in your essays). I would say Cornell is definitely a sweet spot for you in terms of their finance program and your chances. Ross and Duke are good choices for you too. Other than were you have applied, I'd add in maybe NYU to the mix. Seems to fit you pretty well. (and if you hurry, you can even make R1)

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