am planning to attend b-school on fall 2007. I don't know if my application is competitive enough to get into the business school I want?
Please evaluate my profile. Pls.
Graduated in one of the top universities in the Philippines. I came to US in June 2004.
Undegrad degree is BS Economics with 3.65 Overall GPA, 3.63 Major GPA.
1st Place, National Level, Econometrics Challenge, 1st Person to win Econometrics Challenge for my school.
Recipient of two-full scholarships: University Scholarship Award and Alumni Scholarship Award
Consistent Dean's Lister from 2000-2004; Graduated Cum laude
GMAT: to be taken on August 2006
My supervisor said that I was the first person he had ever seen who turned away from money and stuck with my promise. My supervisor and the CEO of the company have commended me for my excellent and unbelievable job performance.
Here are some of my responsibilities:
Finance- Assistant- August 2004-Nov. 2004
Assistant Finance Officer- Dec. 2004- present
-Directly responsible for the management of bank accounts of all Intermediate Care Facility-Mental Retardation (ICF-MR) clients of the company.
-Collaborated with CFO and accountant in monitoring all financial transactions of six company departments: Human Resources, Compliance Office, ACT Team, Community Support Team, Group Homes Units and Corporate Office.
-Generated Consolidated Medicaid Cost Distribution Analysis Reports used by management for budget formulation and monitoring, project enhancement/development and other decision-making purposes.
-Made and presented recommendations to CFO and CEO to provide insurance benefits to qualified employees of the company resulting in the establishment of health and dental insurances.
-Worked with the finance team in the preparation and evaluation of 2002, 2003 and 2004 ICF-MR Medicaid Cost Reports.
-Initiated the reconciliations of Mental Health and NC Medicaid remittances. Realized $98,000 for the company in 8 months by discovering several unpaid invoices.
Undergrad - University Senior Representative to the National Economics Society, Member of the Debate Society.
Volunteer- Scholarship Committee Member, Philippine-American Club
Volunteer Tutor- Adult Reading Program sponsored by Fayetteville Urban Ministry
Long Term Career Objective:
To build and run my own import and export company. I am doing this because I have always been inclined with importation and exportation issues and also too, my brothers and sisters have been in this kind of business since I was in elementary. I believe that we can make a successful company by pulling our talents and knowledge together.
Reasons for choosing a school:
1. Affordability- My family is poor and I have responsibility to my family though I am the youngest. I am looking for a business whose fees I can afford to pay.
Choices of School:
Unv. of South Carolina, UNC-Chapel Hill. What other schools should I be looking at?
Sorry for the late reply. I've been traveling and Internet access has been touch and go. First off, your GMAT score will determine to a large degree which schools you should consider competitive, longshotsm, and "safeties." Your cultural background (Filipino) and your healthcare career history will help you stand out, which benefits you. I think it will be important for you to explain the connections if any between your career thus far and your post-MBA goals. Also, you will need to accentuate your leadership experiences; it's unclear from your post whether you manage people or not. But assuming a GMAT in the high 600s, goals in entrepreneurship, and a need for the lower tuition of public schools, I would offer the following schools: UNC and South Carolina (I agree with your choices here), Indiana U., U. of Arizona, U. of Colorado-Boulder, and U. of Maryland. Longshots would include Texas and Michigan.
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