Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 01 Aug 2014, 18:26

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Please Evaluate - Recent Graduate

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 16 Feb 2008
Posts: 22
Schools: Kelley, Moore, Krannert, Owen
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Please Evaluate - Recent Graduate [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2008, 17:50
Hello,

I'll keep this short and to the point. I am looking primarily at an IMBA from South Carolina (Moore). International finance and consulting is my target career. Other potential schools include Purdue, Texas, Ohio State, Penn State (in no particular order). Do I have a decent/good shot at any of these schools? A very brief and general overview of my stats is listed below.

Age: 22
Location: United States
GPA: 3.91/4.0 (Only 2 B's in undergrad at selective/highly selective midwest liberal arts university. 4.0 GPA in 6 of 8 semesters)
Major: Finance
Minors: Economics, Accounting
Numerous academic scholarships in undergrad, including one my senior year from The Boeing Co.
GMAT: 660 (First try and I will retake in hopes of 690+)
Study Abroad in Australia for 1/2 year
Two summer internships in non-finance role.
Other countries visited: Mexico, Tunisia
Current Job: Out of college, I started working as a mutual funds accountant for a Fortune 500 company. I am the lead accountant on 3 mutual funds, 2 of which are multi-billion dollar funds with a huge variety of securities, domestic and foreign. While I am the lead on these funds, I do not manage any people. I started out as the lead on only 2 funds, but was given a thrid fund after one month, and sometimes pick up a fourth when others are out of the office. This job requires extensive knowledge of finance AND accounting practices. Economics knowledge is not necessary, but helpful.
I am active in a volunteer program through my work, and another in the community. I have other community volunteer experience in the past, including a leadership role.
Im active in other random extracurriculars (sports, photography, travel)

My age and lack of experience seem to hurt, but I have been told by admissions officers and current MBA students that they may also help. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, and I'll take advice from anyone. Thanks!!!
Kaplan Promo CodeKnewton GMAT Discount CodesManhattan GMAT Discount Codes
Expert Post
MBA Admissions Consulting
User avatar
Joined: 20 Apr 2003
Posts: 4780
Location: Los Angeles CA
Followers: 38

Kudos [?]: 320 [0], given: 64

GMAT Tests User
Re: Please Evaluate - Recent Graduate [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2008, 16:23
Expert's post
CalStep20,

I apologize for not seeing your post before today. You do seem to have a strong profile relative to your age in terms of professional experience. Your GMAT is fine for all these schools, so the only issue is your age. Ohio State, Purdue, and Penn State all admit a fairly heft percentage of applicants with 1 year or less of work experience (6-8% of their class), so you should be well received by them. And South Carolina admits a whopping 18% of applicants like yourself, so they may welcome you with open arms. Texas admits only about 1% so that may be your toughest bet.

Good luck,

_________________

Linda Abraham
Accepted
310-815-9553

Co-Author of: MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools

Follow Accepted on Twitter
Friend Accepted on Facebook
Subscribe to Accepted's Blog

Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 16 Feb 2008
Posts: 22
Schools: Kelley, Moore, Krannert, Owen
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Re: Please Evaluate - Recent Graduate [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2008, 17:26
Thanks Mr. Bodine. No worries on the delay. I was a little worried about my profile but that calms me a little. Just one other question, other than my age and undergrad GPA, what one thing do you recommend I improve or strengthen before applying this fall? I don't expect a promotion soon since I haven't even been at my company for a year. Improve my GMAT, community work, etc? Any advice?
Expert Post
MBA Admissions Consulting
User avatar
Joined: 20 Apr 2003
Posts: 4780
Location: Los Angeles CA
Followers: 38

Kudos [?]: 320 [0], given: 64

GMAT Tests User
Re: Please Evaluate - Recent Graduate [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2008, 07:37
Expert's post
CalStep20,

Since your current community work is through your work, you could strengthen your community/volunteer profile by getting something going outside of work, ideally in a leadership role (i.e., coordinating others, board role, starting an organization, etc.).

Good luck,

_________________

Linda Abraham
Accepted
310-815-9553

Co-Author of: MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools

Follow Accepted on Twitter
Friend Accepted on Facebook
Subscribe to Accepted's Blog

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Recent Johnson Graduate: Offering Essay Review/ W/L Strategy devcMBA 0 10 May 2014, 12:51
MSF Profile Evaluation for Recent Graduate - thanks! madman91 0 13 Oct 2013, 08:25
recent graduate from DeVry University rajagursahani 5 23 Apr 2012, 10:36
Profile Evaluation from recent applicant please TheBruinTutor 1 08 Jan 2011, 02:38
Recent surveys have confirmed that graduates of University Praetorian 15 21 Jul 2005, 20:27
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Please Evaluate - Recent Graduate

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.