Big fan and an alumni of the Veritas GMAT
prep course - can you please evaluate my profile?
Caucasian, Eastern European
GMAT: 710 q50, v36, 5.5awa (in 2007)
Undergrad: Bachelor of Science from small Liberal Arts school in the Northeast (USA)
GPA: 3.95, highest in business school
Dual major: Economics & Accounting
Postgrad: Master of Science in Finance from the London School of Economics (UK)
GPA: Postgraduate Merit (Average was 63/100). For reference, anything above 70 is “highest honors” or “distinction”.
- 1 year in Big4 M&A tax practice (New York City) as Associate. 3-month rotation in Toronto
- 7 months at a top-tier global investment bank as M&A Analyst (London, UK)
- (will have) 2 years at a fairly young management consulting firm (New York City) as Junior Consultant. Focus is on strategic and operational work. We compete with top firms in both but we’re not established yet. Will relocate in London or Sydney in Dec’11 and work there before potential MBA start date. Also, should be able to get recos from Top15 B-school graduates
Extra-curriculars are OK. Member of MENSA, alumni rep for LSE, captains rugby team on weekends, running a small import-export business on the side, set up a small community in NY to keep in touch former classmates which eventually grew to include more people; some volunteer work.
Post-MBA: Management consulting / strategic management in industry / corp development
Where does the above place me, assuming I do well in essays and interviews? Are HBS and Wharton even options? Hoping for Top10 but not too well-informed.
I’d appreciate your thoughts.