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Peer Review Request-Big Four-730GMAT-3.55GPA-Haas,CBS,Booth

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Joined: 05 Jan 2012
Posts: 3
Concentration: Finance, International Business
GMAT 1: 730 Q48 V42
GPA: 3.55
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Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Peer Review Request-Big Four-730GMAT-3.55GPA-Haas,CBS,Booth [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2012, 09:57
Schools: Haas (Round 2), Columbia (RD submitted late-December), and Booth (Round 2)

Can someone (or several people) rate my chances at these schools?

Asian-American male raised in Alaska
Quant - 48, Verbal - 42
Accounting degree from Top 25 university (Top 10 UG business school)
At matriculation (6 years WE): 52 months in financial audit, 18 months in M&A due diligence group, CPA (recruiting and performance bonuses)
Essays: I think career goals (I banking) essays are really strong; other essays were probably just okay
Recs: Haas (2 audit supervisors, one is currently at Yale B-school who I asked to discuss team leadership efforts on Fortune 500 company audit); Columbia (same audit rec from Yale MBA'er, 1 from due diligence supervisor, and one from informal mentor and CFO of publicly-traded bank); Booth (same audit supervisor from Haas (non-Yale) and one from informal mentor (CFO)).
Undergraduate extracurriculars: orientation advisor, active fraternity member (academic chairman), member of accounting society
Post-college EC: alumni career mentor since Summer 2010, member of Homeowners' Association BOD, YMCA volunteer
Other: worked throughout college, All-Star golfer in high school, limited international experience and foreign language skills

THANKS in advance for the help! Going nuts waiting for responses!
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Posts: 36
Location: United Kingdom
Concentration: Strategy, Marketing
GMAT 1: 660 Q47 V33
GMAT 2: Q V0
GPA: 2.93
WE: Analyst (Energy and Utilities)
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Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 29

Re: Peer Review Request-Big Four-730GMAT-3.55GPA-Haas,CBS,Booth [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2012, 02:56
First of all - strong profile!

As far as I am with reading for what these schools are looking for I see you chances on the strong side with Haas.

Columbia seems to be overfed with finance and accounting and booth is starting a very intensive search for more internationality. You certainly have a chance at all three, which highly depends on interviews.

Let's start with the GMAT. In my opinion usually better to score higher in math. Concerning the points your at or above average for these schools, so no reason to worry.

University you attended before should give you a nice plus. Also the work experience adds up to a great amount. The essential part is, that you are able to tell good stories about the different times. Challenges, experiences...

Extracurriculars sound fine.

Limited international experience is certainly your weak spot (seems to be the only). Try to think of situations where you had an exposure to other cultures. This might even be teams where you were engaged that included a good mix. You need stories to tell here, because they will certainly ask you about his.

Overall: Don't be afraid. Good essays will get you the interview and I start to think this way: They're not looking to reject you - they try to find a good reason to accept you!

All the best
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Joined: 05 Jan 2012
Posts: 3
Concentration: Finance, International Business
GMAT 1: 730 Q48 V42
GPA: 3.55
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Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Re: Peer Review Request-Big Four-730GMAT-3.55GPA-Haas,CBS,Booth [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2012, 15:01
Thanks for the reassurance... and I like your mindset. Hopefully all goes well.
Re: Peer Review Request-Big Four-730GMAT-3.55GPA-Haas,CBS,Booth   [#permalink] 12 Jan 2012, 15:01
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