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profile eval requested [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2007, 13:30
Hello!

I am a 28 y/o asian american male working at as a researcher (pretty much data entry) in a company that provides financial services to institutional clients. I have have taken on a lot of responsibility at this job, but have hit a ceiling where I will probably have no further growth. I've been there for 4 years and recently decided I need to head to B-School this fall.

I have an appt for the GMAT in one month (I plan to study non-stop for it) and try and make the late deadlines for 2nd/3rd/lower schools. My undergrad (Econ degree from a UC) gpa was about a 2.8. I don't have any volunteering experience and not 100% sure what I want to do, but am leaning toward consulting.

I know my profile sounds bad, but what do you think of my chances for school this year? Would it be worth it?
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I'd advise waiting. I understand why you want to apply now, but you're jumping in really late in the game, and it sounds like you have some big holes (e.g., no volunteer work, unclear career goals) in your application. I recommend studying for the GMAT and working on your weaknesses over the next seven/eight months, and applying in the fall.

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 [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2007, 10:24
Thanks for the advice Scott!. If i hold off till next year, how would it look if i quit my current job and took a p/t job and took acctg/finance/RE classes and volunteered in my spare time. Maybe throw in a overseas trip in there as well. Would I be able to shoot for a top school? How would they look at the resignation in my profile?

I think I'm still pressing my luck and goin for a late app to a not soo great school this year to keep options open.

thanks alot!


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I'd advise waiting. I understand why you want to apply now, but you're jumping in really late in the game, and it sounds like you have some big holes (e.g., no volunteer work, unclear career goals) in your application. I recommend studying for the GMAT and working on your weaknesses over the next seven/eight months, and applying in the fall.

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 [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2007, 11:05
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That's not terrible, but you need to have a good reason for quitting your job. You don't want to sound directionless.

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