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Pro Eval: 1st Gen Asian/American Athlete, 720 Gmat [#permalink]
26 Sep 2013, 10:06
I've posted this in a few other forums. Just want to thank you guys for all the advice and guidance in taking the GMAT and applying for Grad school. I am looking to acquire my MBA for a switch into either Management Consulting or Research at a BB firm covering O&G.
I am a 25 year old 1st generation Asian American male. I was born in China and came to the States with my parents when I was 8 years old. My native language is a dialect from a part of South China. I learned Mandarin and English here in the US. Listed below are my backgrounds. Please take a few minutes and evaluate my candidacy. I appreciate everyone's time and suggestions. Thanks again.
GMAT: 720(Q49V39) - Multiple practice tests came out to this number. Looking to score as high as I can. GMAT in 3 weeks.
Education: 3.30 GPA with B.S. Finance/Accounting 2010 at top private Catholic University - Walk-on to football team as a Safety, played for a year and then left in favor of Rugby. - VP of a start-up finance club chapter on campus - accounting/finance hybrid club. Arrange networking events and trips to Big Four and BB firms. - Club liaison for Asian Student Association - seek out new members, provide information for interested members, coordinate events with other members - Campus volunteer - coordinate events around campus and in surrounding area - YMCA center clean ups, tree planting, Special Olympics, mentor kids - Big Brother/Big Sister type of activity. - Habitat for Humanity - worked mostly on project housing in low income neighborhood, but also had requests to build a tree-house and a parking lot. - (Not sure if this one is relevant) Volunteer in ICU at local hospital for one summer.
Work Experience: - 1 year at BB firm in Alternative Investment service. - 2 year at an Equity Trading firm in NY - I have a big interest in O&G
Extras: - Tri-lingual, I trade on my personal account, big on fitness and compete in obstacle races and events like Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, and Wall Street RBC Decathlon
I am still debating on whether to get into consulting or stay in finance. I feel consultants are very valuable for their knowledge and expertise but at the same time I want to stay in finance and get into Research covering O&G. I think the US is sitting on a massive amount of undiscovered and untapped natural resources. With our goal of becoming more energy independent and technological advancements in drilling and recovery, the next decade or so could be a huge boom for this country.
Schools I'm Applying To: All 2nd Round 1st Tier - Wharton, Columbia, Kellogg 2nd Tier - Duke, Anderson Safety - Georgetown?
Any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for reading.
Re: Pro Eval: 1st Gen Asian/American Athlete, 720 Gmat [#permalink]
24 Oct 2013, 19:37
The Asian male pool is deep and schools are particularly wary of Chinese applicants, so this may work in your favor as a Chinese-American. your story is interesting and will be more memorable than the average international applicant to which you may receive a partial comparison. You will have slightly under the average amount of work experience, but it sounds pretty intense and if you can convince them you truly have something to offer your classmates, you should have a shot as long as the GMAt comes in like you are predicting. Let us know if we can help you package everything in the most compelling way, which will be key.