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

It is currently 21 Oct 2014, 10:36

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

Need your opinion Alex?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 30 Apr 2009
Posts: 1
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1

Need your opinion Alex? [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2009, 11:02
Hi Alex,

Below is my profile stats, would appreciate your inputs and opinions:

Age: 26
Sex: Female
Nationality : Indian
GMAT Score: 730 (Q49, V46); AWA 5.5
Work Experience: Big 4 Audit experience of more than 3 years with consistent growth within the firm. Worked in Middle east for 2 years & moved to NY in the past year. Currently serving as a senior auditor supervising teams of 6-7 people.
Schooling: UG in Accounting and Finance (3 years) from one of the top universities in India. Graduated top of my class.
Extra Curricular: Loads during college such as, served as treasurer of the Rotary club; VP of the Hostel union. Cultural Secretary for the Student Union. After college doing volunteer work in the community on and off but nothing very significant.
Career goals: Want to break into the PE world but heard its difficult especially for people with no prior PE experience, my only experience in the PE front is auditing these funds. :(
My target schools: Columbia; NY Stern; Chicago Booth; Wharton & Cornell.
Planning to apply for the 2010 admission cycle; preferably wish to join to submit my applications in R1 cycle

Would I be a good fit to my target schools? What would I need to build on to set me apart from my peers?
Can you suggest other schools where I would stand a good chance?

Thanks in advance Alex for your suggestions and views & hoping to hear from you soon.

Have a good day!
Kaplan Promo CodeKnewton GMAT Discount CodesManhattan GMAT Discount Codes
MBA Admissions Consulting
avatar
Joined: 26 Dec 2008
Posts: 2427
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Followers: 72

Kudos [?]: 527 [0], given: 0

Re: Need your opinion Alex? [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2009, 21:12
First, you're not getting a PE job without prior experience in investment banking, especially in "normal" or "down" economic cycles (the last few years have been an aberration with a frothy PE market; and even then, the majority of folks had prior IB or PE experience).

Having said that, if you're interested in a finance career, then the schools you mentioned are fine. I'd probably add Yale to the list as well and you have six schools. It's a decent range and you should be able to get into at least one of them IF you put together strong applications.

If you're applying this year, all you can do is focus on doing the best you can on the applications (don't mention PE as a goal or a few adcoms will likely gag and roll their eyes). Even with one year, you can't really fundamentally change who you are; real change takes years, not months.
_________________

Alex Chu
alex@mbaapply.com
http://www.mbaapply.com
Follow me on Facebook

Re: Need your opinion Alex?   [#permalink] 30 Apr 2009, 21:12
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Need your opinion, MBA Malak294 2 03 Jan 2012, 19:14
Hi Alex,need your help ravindersingh 5 22 Feb 2011, 08:00
1 Hey Alex, I need your opinion! leeye84 4 16 May 2010, 15:13
Experts publish their posts in the topic Need your opinion gaga 1 22 Apr 2010, 05:19
Need your opinion mbawaters 9 07 Jan 2008, 19:36
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Need your opinion Alex?

  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®.