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Profile Eval Request: 2.8 GPA 720 GMAT Management Consultant

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Profile Eval Request: 2.8 GPA 720 GMAT Management Consultant [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2012, 13:21
Hello! I'm hoping for a little Profile Eval and any advice on how to improve my chances of getting into a top school.

Undergad GPA: 2.8 English from Vanderbilt University
GMAT: 720

3 years of full time work experience at a top Turnaround/Restructuring consulting firm. Promoted early from Analyst to Associate and have received top tier reviews every year. I have been given a great deal of responsibility while working on turnaround for mid-market private equity owned businesses, including serving as an interim operations director for a small, PE owned childrens clothing company.

Additionally, I have completed a banking internship at Deutsche Bank and briefly worked for a Real Estate Developer before landing my consulting job after college. I also started and ran a small business selling food and drinks at a ski mountain while I worked for the Real Estate Developer right after college.

I have taken two courses (Statistics and Accounting) from Berkeley to build an alternate transcript and have gotten A's in both. My GPA suffered in college because I was not focused on work, but instead dedicated most of my energies to playing music in several bands in Nashville.

My Target Schools are: Harvard, Tuck, Stern, Darden, Columbia, NYU, Berkeley, INSEAD.

I know some influential people at Harvard and Tuck, but I'm not sure if that really matters. I am considering applying this year or going abroad with my current job to Europe for a year before applying. Let me know what you think!
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Re: Profile Eval Request: 2.8 GPA 720 GMAT Management Consultant [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2012, 05:04
hey consultant,
this is a pretty tough call. i'd say you were fairly competitive based on some of your work experience and a decent GMAT score, but that GPA is going to be a problem. it was done at a decent univ, but in what's regarded as a pretty soft major. i'm curious to know whether your grades show any kind of trajectory? did they climb upward, or stay at that level? did you take any quant classes, and if so, what were the grades?

in your essays, be sure to focus on the work experience of your turnaround career. the stuff you did right out of college, working at the resort, etc., will not be well regarded by the adcoms at the higher tier schools. unless there was smthg really magical about what you did during this time, i'd caution against including it. to me, there's a career trajectory issue that it surfaces, and there's no direct line between that work and the work you're doing now, so it seems unfocused. plus, it might call into question how you got the job you're currently in.

based on your credentials, i'd say you were competitive at the bottom of the top 10, and getting into tier 1 (HBS) will be a real stretch. you've got very unique work experience, which i can see the adcoms liking, but the GPA will be an issue, esp at the higher end. much of it will depend on how you address the GPA issue through your essays, and convey a very strong focus post-MBA.

Hope that's helpful,
-james young
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Re: Profile Eval Request: 2.8 GPA 720 GMAT Management Consultant   [#permalink] 06 Jun 2012, 05:04
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