Hi! I am planning on applying to Stanford, HBS, UC Berkeley, & Booth. I take my GMAT in 8 days but I hope to make @ or near the 700+ mark. Please let me know if my profile will be competitive. Also, indicate if a higher GMAT Score would help in these schools
1/2 Caucasion, 1/2 Korean - (Military Kid: Born in Seoul [US Citizen] for 1 year, lived in TX for 5, Japan for 6, and AR for 14 years)
Undergrad: 3.3 BS in Computer Engineering @ University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
Graduate: JD 3.5 Top 10% of class @ UALR - Bowen School of Law
-Also: Studied in Paris France for a summer concentrating on international labor law and EU law
-Financial Advisor for 3 years.
-Worked at 6 top law firms in state of AR over the course of 3 years (our schools interviews for semester length terms of employment so the more you work is actually better)
-Founder of Tech Startup (ThanksBud, an online marketplace
for buying and selling service)
--Company won Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup business plan competition
-Started a Company called, "Denim Addiction" where I sold designer jeans purchased overstock from Bloomingdales to soroity girls. Grew this company to over 4 employees, 2 cities, and $400k revenue in it's third year until my supplier cut me off.
-With my background in Computers and Finance, I would like to work in the VC industry or as an entrepreneur. That is the main reason that I am applying to B-school. My preference is San Francisco (as indicated by the Stanford/UCBerkeley choices) or the bay area. I want to attend B-school more for the connections, and, since I already have a JD, I do believe that, unless I get into a top 10 school, attending would not be in my best interests.
-Young Professionals Association
-Arkansas Bar Association
-Play Guitar & inter mural sports