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Profile Eval Request [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2013, 10:27
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Would really appreciate your thoughts on my competitiveness for HBS, Wharton, Stanford and Kellogg

Background: Moved to the US with $20,000 to my uncle house for my education. I worked full time while I was in college and graduated with a 3.3 GPA as a finance major and was the president of my graduating class. I attended an average state school, think Maryland, Penn State, Rutgers etc. After college I co-founded 2 non-profits that now employ over 30 people and we are planning to expand nationally, one of these non-profits is the fastest growing non-profit in NYC. For my work I was recognized by President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg. All the organizations I have been a part of have also been featured in the press i.e. NYT, Bloomberg etc.

Work Experience: I started in back office at Merrill Lynch where I worked for 2.5 years, then moved to a top 10 investment banking in M&A for 2 years and am now working at one of the top 5 technology firms in silicon valley in their venture capital and acquisitions team. Most of the folks on my team are from the top 3 b-schools. Have a total of 5.5 years of experience.

GMAT: 680

Age: 26

Most MBA goal: I'd like to progress in the VC space

Nationality: Pakistan
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Re: Profile Eval Request [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2013, 07:31
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I'd say you have a chance at your targets, with the best shot at Kellogg. Your story is unique and definitely has the kind of leadership experience that the top schools desire. When coupled with your representation of an under-represented country, this can indeed help get the attention of the adcoms. Your GMAT score is good, but will be below the average at H/S/W, so increasing this will help offset your not having gone to a "pedigree" undergrad institution. Your GPA is also going to be below the average. So in short, what's going for you is your story, your experience and your diversity. What's working against you is your GPA, your undergrad instution and your GMAT score.
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Re: Profile Eval Request [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2013, 08:33
Thanks a lot Bryant, appreciate your insight.
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