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Pro Eval: 1st Gen Asian/American Athlete, 720 Gmat [#permalink]
26 Sep 2013, 10:08
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.
- 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
- 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.