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Peer Review Request [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2010, 17:59
Hi all,

I would appreciate any help with the areas I should focus on in my essays and opinions on which schools I should cross off my list.

1) Basic demographic info: 27, male, white

2) Educational Background: Majored in Finance at University of Oklahoma, 3.8 GPA, 710 GMAT (41Q, 45V)

3) Work experience: I worked as a web developer for 4 years during college for a small start-up company. During my time there, I was promoted and doubled my pay. After graduating, I began working for a Big 4 accounting firm as an IT Auditor. I have been rated "exceeds" or "significantly exceeds" on all of my annual reviews. I obtained my CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) certification. I have been promoted on time each year and I am up for manager next year. I have traveled overseas several times.

4) Extracurriculars: I really don't have much in the way of extracurriculars. I am married with a child and work all the time. I am actively involved in a church, but not much else.

5) Short/Long term goals: I would like to work as an management consultant for around 5 years and then possibly start my IT consultancy.

6) Schools: Chicago (stretch), Northwestern (stretch), Duke, Dartmouth, Texas, North Carolina, Ross.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Samiam7
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Re: Peer Review Request [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2010, 18:18
samiam7 wrote:
Hi all,

I would appreciate any help with the areas I should focus on in my essays and opinions on which schools I should cross off my list.

1) Basic demographic info: 27, male, white

2) Educational Background: Majored in Finance at University of Oklahoma, 3.8 GPA, 710 GMAT (41Q, 45V)

3) Work experience: I worked as a web developer for 4 years during college for a small start-up company. During my time there, I was promoted and doubled my pay. After graduating, I began working for a Big 4 accounting firm as an IT Auditor. I have been rated "exceeds" or "significantly exceeds" on all of my annual reviews. I obtained my CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) certification. I have been promoted on time each year and I am up for manager next year. I have traveled overseas several times.

4) Extracurriculars: I really don't have much in the way of extracurriculars. I am married with a child and work all the time. I am actively involved in a church, but not much else.

5) Short/Long term goals: I would like to work as an management consultant for around 5 years and then possibly start my IT consultancy.

6) Schools: Chicago (stretch), Northwestern (stretch), Duke, Dartmouth, Texas, North Carolina, Ross.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Samiam7


Tuck might be a stretch too unless you have leadership experience you did not mention here. Texas is definitely out because, well, you know, Texas lost a few weeks ago. Just kidding. Your other schools might be good. Do you have any other differentiating factors?
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Re: Peer Review Request [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2010, 18:28
Thanks lagomez. The only differentiating factors I can think of is I am an avid fly fisherman and photographer. i have been running my own photography business on the side for 3 years. As far as leadership, I regularly manage 1-8 people as a part of my job. Not sure if that really qualifies as leadership.

Also, do you think my relatively low quant score will be an issue at any of these schools?
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Re: Peer Review Request [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2010, 18:33
samiam7 wrote:
Thanks lagomez. The only differentiating factors I can think of is I am an avid fly fisherman and photographer. i have been running my own photography business on the side for 3 years. As far as leadership, I regularly manage 1-8 people as a part of my job. Not sure if that really qualifies as leadership.

Also, do you think my relatively low quant score will be an issue at any of these schools?


What is that like 62%? I don't know. Schools say they want at least 80% but I know people who have gotten in with less. I probably wouldn't let it deter me from applying.
Re: Peer Review Request   [#permalink] 19 Oct 2010, 18:33
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