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Profile Eval Request: 690 GMAT, 2.8 GPA

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Profile Eval Request: 690 GMAT, 2.8 GPA [#permalink] New post 20 May 2012, 21:44

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Re: Profile Eval Request: 690 GMAT, 2.8 GPA [#permalink] New post 24 May 2012, 04:50
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Hello: I'd truly appreciate a profile evaluation. I think my analytical and problem-solving abilities could bode well in management consulting. I believe an MBA would provide a more holistic and well-rounded view of business than that afforded to me within my marketing trajectory thus far. My first GMAT was (I think) a respectable 690, but my 2.8 UGPA represents a glaring weakness. That said, I hope my positive work experience and entrepreneurial record might overcome the latter (perhaps along with a slight GMAT improvement). While Kellogg would be a dream pick, I wonder if I'd be slightly competitive for schools including USC, IU-Kelley, Georgetown, Emory -- or (stretch) UNC, Cornell, or Duke. Appreciate any/all advice - thanks!

__General Info__
Male, 28 years old, from Chicago

May 2012: 690 - Q46 V39

A.B., Wabash College, 2006
- Religion major, Economics minor
- GPA: 2.8 (eek - I was a bit distracted with working during college)

__Work Experience__
2010-present: Groupon
- Program Manager, Marketing/CRM

2008-2010: Leo Burnett
- Analyst, Digital Strategy for Philip Morris USA

2006-2008: Clear Channel Radio
- Senior Online Content Manager (promoted twice in 13 months)

1997-2006: At age 13 co-founded online marketing and graphic design firm; continued until graduation from college

- Volunteer as mentor/tutor for Chicago-based inner-city youth organization
- Volunteer for Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (last year I was seriously injured after an intoxicated on-duty city worker drove into me and several other pedestrians, so needless to say I'm passionate about this cause)
- Volunteered previously as online marketing consultant for Chicago-based youth writing program
- Numerous leadership roles in collegiate newspaper and student political journal

Your GMAT score is certainly within the range at the programs that you are considering and I feel that your strong career and nearly lifelong entrepreneurial experience will be very interesting to Kellogg You sound like you have an exciting application ahead of you! If you can squeeze in another try at the GMAT in the next month or 2, it can't hurt (ie., even if the score goes down, they will use the 690, but there is a chance it can go up). Otherwise, I feel confident that you can do well in the admissions cycle if you tell your story well.

Jennifer Bloom, CPRW

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