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Please evaluate my profile-fashion design to brand manager?

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Please evaluate my profile-fashion design to brand manager? [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2008, 11:07
Please evaluate my profile :)

Age: 27 (12/12/80)
Ethnicity: African American
Gender: Female

Undergrad: Moore College of Art & Design (Philly- only all women’s private fine art college in US)
GPA: 3.2, BFA 2002
Major/Minor: Fashion Design / Graphic Design

Alternative Transcript 2006-2007/Grades: to prove quant abilities
Elementary Algebra/ A
Intermediate Algebra & Trig/ B
Pre-Calculus/ A
Calculus/ in progress
Intro to Statistic/ A
Accounting I/ A
English I/ B
Intro to Business/ A
Microeconomics/ in progress

Work Experience:

1. 2002: 1 yr designer for small intimate apparel company
2. 2003: About 3 yrs designer for Macy’s merchandising group, one a star employee award for my help in developing a program for designer and buyers to develop/build line through intranet. (glass star trophy and photo with President, and VP of company)
3. 2006- present, brand manager for new RL brand exclusive for department store. It will launch next month. I negotiate prices with factories for set markup, and also serve as a merchandise manager developing and managing the lines T&A calendar for production. Liaison between all departments and Licensor.

Extracurricular Activities:

Founder of NYCCOFE (2006), which is a networking group with a purpose for young professional people of color (all are welcome to help us expand our networks) in the NY/NJ area to help them expand their professional networks and open their minds to new opportunities. I found out about the gmatclub through NYCCOFE, and many of my members are currently enrolled at top MBA programs, finished or have been accepted this yr! We come together over dinner or drinks to discuss important issues, share info in our online community about jobs, schools, events, etc. I have also partnered with some of the members to visit schools that I may not have visited alone. It’s been a great experience. Membership varies from 85-130 monthly, and is by referral or proof of credentials only. This keeps members active and avoids spam.
We have an average of 150-300 post a month!

In college I was student gov member for 2 yrs and president for 1 yr.

I love to dance hiphop and salsa
I love outdoor sports and ride a silver ET4 Vespa around Brooklyn  !

Goal:

I would like formal Brand Management education, also interested in having a better understanding of operations. I would like to consider consumer products because fashion limits me to NYC and I would like to explore other cities. I also am interested in developing my own products that I have been working on for sometime. Long term goal is to start my own company servicing small businesses, helping them get from concept to launch, proving research, b2b services such as interior design services, accounting, staffing, etc.

Target Schools:
Kellogg
Cornell
NYU
UCLA
Can you suggest other programs?

Gmat:
Taken once in 2006 w/o practice: Scored low 440
MGMAT Practice Test: 560 in summer 07
Plan to retake in June after I finish my Calculus class
Aiming for 630+
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Re: Please evaluate my profile-fashion design to brand manager? [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2008, 16:06
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Nitty,

You have a great profile, one that many schools will view very favorably. Your school selection makes sense, given your career goals and location. Schools will cut you some slack on the GMAT but low 600s would be a good target. It's the only thing holding you back. Given your brand management goals perhaps also consider Michigan, Duke, Haas, Indiana, Vanderbilt, Emory and Rutgers--these are all programs that place a lot of people in marketing-related positions. Hope this helps.

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Thanks Paul, I thought I was aiming too high at first! But I am going to beat this GMAT this year. Wish me luck, and hopefully I will contacting accepted.com for help with editing my essays!
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