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Potential Application [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2011, 17:59
Hey Everyone I am not applying to B school for probably 3 years, but I wanted an honest assessment of my profile so I can take the right steps for the future.

Undergrad: 3.42 from a top 20 public double major in business class of 2010. Was VP of 2 business clubs, active in my fraternity, ran a student business for 1 year and had a research grant my senior year

WE: I started in September for a top tier strategy boutique, not m/b/b but think monitor / Parthenon / LEK

EC: I volunteer with some non profit initiatives as well as does non profit volunteer consulting assignments, I’m also on the firm social and community service committees

GMAT: I have not taken; well I took it when I graduated, but largely a foolish bust. I assume 730, I mean honestly all I really need to do is learn SC (I did better on the math part Q49, V32 660) (I also am a white male so understanding the English language should be relatively easy)

Goals post MBA: basically I think I want to do life science corporate strategy, my mom works for a fortune 100 pharma, I grew up on the stuff, my research grant was tied into life science my consulting firm does a lot of sci work etc.

Essays: I will probably just hire someone

Other: I have the option of transferring to a foreign office at least temporarily so how will that help me? Also, my firm places pretty well to the top schools, like 20% go to HBS, 30% go to Kellogg a good bit at Wharton and u Chicago, but the problem is most of my colleagues are 3.6 -3.8 from like Notre dame or Harvard and well I was 3.4 from a lower part of the top 20 state schools so will

So my goal is to get to the best b school I can aka Harvard Wharton or well Kellogg so I want to be as competitive as I can so what should I do to prepare, what are my odds at these schools, will my lack of top tier school status hold me back?

Thanks!!!

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Re: Potential Application [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2011, 08:44
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Re: Potential Application [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2011, 09:22
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Hi run4run,

Thanks for posting. Regarding your concern for your undergraduate university, one's undergraduate institution tends to weigh less in an admissions final decision than most people think. However, as your GPA was also lower than your colleagues, you should look for ways to differentiate your application. Begin considering who you would like to write a recommendation on your behalf, and consider your strengths and the message you would like to present to an admissions team. Additionally, one way you can look to strengthen your application is to look for opportunities outside of the workplace (nonprofits, etc.) where you can demonstrate leadership skills. It seems like you have already done this in the past, but you could look to get even more involved.

I hope this was of help. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions.

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