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Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2005, 06:51
Hi Linda,
I have been reading your responses to other applicants like myself - thank you for taking the time to help us all out!

Please evaluate my profile with regard to the information below:

Demographic: 23, Female, International applicant

Academic:
GMAT (1 attempt) - 690 (Q 79%, V 91%)
Pre-MBA coursework - (Marketing and Advertising ) - University of Iowa - GPA 4.0/4.0 - Part-time
BBA (Majors: Finance, Accounting and International Business) -
IU, Bloomington - GPA 3.5/4.0 (Dean's List) -May 2003

Professional:
Credit Analyst at leading bank outside US (just started)
Senior Analyst (promoted after a year) at Fortune 500 multi-national company in US (June 03-Aug 05)
HR Associate and Auditor - Big 4 Accounting firm (Summer intern, 02)
Staff Accountant - International shipping company (Summer intern, 01)

Extra-curricular:
Brown belt in Karate
Working on Arabic and French
Published essays and poetry (English/Hindi), Awards in essay-writing (English)
Expert in cooking

Community Service:
Co-chair, Company Diversity Committee
Co-Lead, Employee Recognition Committee
Volunteer Recruiter/Interviewer at alma mater
Volunteer at pet shelter
Assisted in high school charity project

Post-MBA Goals:
Equity Research Analyst
I intend to start MBA in Fall 2006, by when I would have had 3 solid years of analytical work experience. I have always been interested in analyzing the stock market, and hope to synergize my interest in the field, abilities of communication/analysis and background (professional/academic) in Finance.

I briefly entertained thoughts of going into Brand Management (hence the Pre-MBA coursework!), but had to search for an alternative career path on learning that not many US FMCG companies sponsor work permits for international applicants.

Additional info:
Moved outside US to gain international exposure and spend time with family. Felt I would grow professionally by working in different positions in different industries in two very diverse countries.

Target schools:
NYU
CBS
Chicago
IU, Bloomington
Cornell
Rutgers

Based on the information above, how would you assess my chances, specifically at NYU? Do I need to retake the GMAT? Is my record of Commmunity Service sufficient?

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2005, 20:20
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2006 wrote:
Hi Linda,
I have been reading your responses to other applicants like myself - thank you for taking the time to help us all out!

Please evaluate my profile with regard to the information below:

Demographic: 23, Female, International applicant

Academic:
GMAT (1 attempt) - 690 (Q 79%, V 91%)
Pre-MBA coursework - (Marketing and Advertising ) - University of Iowa - GPA 4.0/4.0 - Part-time
BBA (Majors: Finance, Accounting and International Business) -
IU, Bloomington - GPA 3.5/4.0 (Dean's List) -May 2003

Professional:
Credit Analyst at leading bank outside US (just started)
Senior Analyst (promoted after a year) at Fortune 500 multi-national company in US (June 03-Aug 05)
HR Associate and Auditor - Big 4 Accounting firm (Summer intern, 02)
Staff Accountant - International shipping company (Summer intern, 01)

Extra-curricular:
Brown belt in Karate
Working on Arabic and French
Published essays and poetry (English/Hindi), Awards in essay-writing (English)
Expert in cooking

Community Service:
Co-chair, Company Diversity Committee
Co-Lead, Employee Recognition Committee
Volunteer Recruiter/Interviewer at alma mater
Volunteer at pet shelter
Assisted in high school charity project

Post-MBA Goals:
Equity Research Analyst
I intend to start MBA in Fall 2006, by when I would have had 3 solid years of analytical work experience. I have always been interested in analyzing the stock market, and hope to synergize my interest in the field, abilities of communication/analysis and background (professional/academic) in Finance.

I briefly entertained thoughts of going into Brand Management (hence the Pre-MBA coursework!), but had to search for an alternative career path on learning that not many US FMCG companies sponsor work permits for international applicants.

Additional info:
Moved outside US to gain international exposure and spend time with family. Felt I would grow professionally by working in different positions in different industries in two very diverse countries.

Target schools:
NYU
CBS
Chicago
IU, Bloomington
Cornell
Rutgers

Based on the information above, how would you assess my chances, specifically at NYU? Do I need to retake the GMAT? Is my record of Commmunity Service sufficient?

Thanks for your help!


You have a competitive profile for all the schools. CBS might be a stretch. yes you have a competitive profile for NYU. Unless you really feel you had a bad day and can do significantly better, don't retake the GMAT.

Good luck!
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Re: assessment of my profile [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2005, 21:50
Dear Linda,
Thanks for your positive reply!
I was thinking of applying in R1 for all schools except CBS. Once I am done with the applications, would take GMAT again, hopefully get a better score, and then apply to CBS. What would you say to this?

I just heard that the average GMAT score published by B-schools does not apply to international applicants. Rather, the threshold for international applicants is higher. Would you know if this is true?
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Re: assessment of my profile [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2005, 18:28
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Dear Linda,
Thanks for your positive reply!
I was thinking of applying in R1 for all schools except CBS. Once I am done with the applications, would take GMAT again, hopefully get a better score, and then apply to CBS. What would you say to this?

I just heard that the average GMAT score published by B-schools does not apply to international applicants. Rather, the threshold for international applicants is higher. Would you know if this is true?


I see little advantage or disadvantage to your retaking the GMAT given your GPA and quantitatively demanding work and the fact that yours is a competitive score for the schools on your list. If your score goes up and the school has already reviewed your application, it probably will not go back and do it again. If the score goes down, you don't have to rush to reveal the new score.

Good luck!
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Thanks! [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2005, 06:33
Thanks, Linda! Look forward to remaining in touch!
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Re: Thanks! [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2005, 14:33
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Thanks, Linda! Look forward to remaining in touch!

You're most welcome. i saw someone with your handle at the Accepted.com-Ross Recruiter chat today. Was it you? If yes, what did you think?
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2005, 08:01
HI Linda,
It was indeed me - I thought you might recognize the handle :) I thought the chat was certainly helpful and the recruiters, specially the ones from consulting, did a pretty good job with enumerating required qualities, etc. I would have liked it a little longer thought - felt like it got over just as I was getting comfortable!

Just my two cents.

Cheers!
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2005, 15:11
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HI Linda,
It was indeed me - I thought you might recognize the handle :) I thought the chat was certainly helpful and the recruiters, specially the ones from consulting, did a pretty good job with enumerating required qualities, etc. I would have liked it a little longer thought - felt like it got over just as I was getting comfortable!

Just my two cents.

Cheers!


Thanks for the feedback. I was wondering about the length. I also thought it was a little rushed.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2005, 15:31
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2006 wrote:
HI Linda,
It was indeed me - I thought you might recognize the handle :) I thought the chat was certainly helpful and the recruiters, specially the ones from consulting, did a pretty good job with enumerating required qualities, etc. I would have liked it a little longer thought - felt like it got over just as I was getting comfortable!

Just my two cents.

Cheers!


Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate it.
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