White Male 23
Road Manager for a major entertainer
Assistant promoted to Junior Agent at major talent agency
Publicist in Comedy
University of Maryland 2001- 2005
Baccalaureate cum laude, Concentration in American Studies
Concentration GPA: 4.0; Cumulative GPA: 3.8
Maryland University Honors Program
Deanâ€™s List 7 out of 8 Semesters
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Order of Omega (top 3% of Greek community)
Kalegethos Society (top 10 Greek men on campus)
Vice President of Internal Affairs
Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, Inc.
Student Entertainment Events
Verbal 88% 39
Quant 80% 46
Analytical 87% 5.5
I plan to apply to grad school for Fall 2008 which affords me the opportunity of retaking the exam if necessary. I didn't expect to do as well on my first try and now I face the dilemma of whether to take the exam again. I am shooting for top 10 and I am not certain how much I can raise my score or the proper way to do it.
In addition, if you think I should retake please let me know what the best options are. I spoke to Manhattan GMAT
and they said the regular course may be a retread for me. I originally took Kaplan
. I have also considered Veritas
I have obviously bounced around in my career but I have been told that having an entertainment background may be an asset. I am very interested in studying entrepreneurship. Columbia and NYU are at the top of my list but there are several other schools I would like to consider that are in the top 10.
Furthermore, I am considering doing City Year or a similar program and I wonder how that might impact my potential for acceptance. I am open to any suggestions, questions, or criticisms. I studied hard for the exam and for the most part that is the extent of my research.
I am most appreciative to hear anything from a knowledgeable voice.