Age/ethnic group: 26 yrs old/East Asian.
Academy: NYU Stern overall GPA 3.45 (Finance/Accounting)
Working experience:This is where everything for me becomes vague.
-Internship with Merrill Lynch and TD Securities during college.
-After college, I did not pursue career in business. Rather, I became a teacher. It was not that I did not get any job offer (TD Securities, CIBC and other firms offered me despite the difficult job market) There was a reason but the story would be too long (could be good essay material).
-I have taught high school students SAT, SAT 2, History (US and world), TOEFL, ESL, and etc. By June 2007, it will be total 4 years of teaching experience.
-I am also a photographer (Wedding and portrait). Recently, I became freelancer. 3 1/2 years of experience by 6/2007.
-Interestingly, there is one more. Maybe, this is not a job, but I have been producing movies for NYU Tisch film students. 3 years and 10 months of experience by 6/2007.
-Created and led a group of photographers who will do free shooting for poor immigrants. (we are still active and trying to expand to cover more people)
-Was treasurer for a club in college.
-Formed Investor club (with college buddies). I am not just sitting back and taking advice from media and others; I actively research the company with available information by myself. So far, our club has had a good record.
-Still has more than basic understanding of finance and accounting(if not, I couldn't have researched by myself in investor club).
-Computer skills (still has good Excel (spreadsheet) skills required for evaluating a company + other required basic skills).
-Language: English, Korean (native), Japanese (conversational).
Practice 720...Real one in September.
have two of them: one from the director of educational institution where I am teaching. The other from a film director for whom I produced three movies; one while she was in school, two after she became independent film director.
-Short-term: experience in consulting.
-Long-term: assisting small businesses in their management (especially for immigrants and the poor)
-So reason for me to go for MBA? I want to experience in consulting so that I can help small businesses run by immigrants and the poor. Living among immigrants and the poor, I saw that their businesses failed because of lack of advice on how they should run business in the US or anywhere. There is also minor reason; I want a challenge as I have seen many of my students challenging anything they encounter despite the difficulty.
Harvard, Columbia, Wharton, Darden, Michigan, Chicago, LBS, Duke.
Of course, I will narrow down the list, including schools not listed here as competitive and safety, to 5 to 7 schools. These are my target schools.
Could you evaluate my chances?[/b]