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Profile eval - sense check for H/S/W [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2013, 23:26
25-yr-old female (26 at matriculation), Eastern European

Education: BS Economics top-tier Eastern European school GPA ~3.9 (converted). MS Finance/Economics top UK school, distinction (top 3 graduate)

GMAT: 760 (v51, q41, AWA 4.0) - 4.5 years old but technically valid for all 3 schools, GRE q168, v164, AWA 4.5 - 1 year old

Work experience: 3 years (will be 4 at matriculation) at a tier-2 management consultancy in the UK with focus on financial services - progressed from entry level to project manager; internship + 6 months full time at a top global FMCG in home country between undergrad and Master’s

Extracurriculars: healthcare volunteering: 2 months ward volunteer in a hospital, ~1 year volunteer first aider, ~1 year volunteer sighted guide for blind/visually impaired people support charity (the last 2 still active). Plus a few more during undergrad.

Goal: post-MBA would like to move to healthcare/biotech (either management or venture capital)

Applying to: HBS, Stanford, Wharton (all round 2)

Questions:
1. Are these schools realistic with my profile?
2. Given that I’m international - is receiving financial aid unrealistic?
3. Is it better to use GMAT or GRE for my applications?
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Re: Profile eval - sense check for H/S/W [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2013, 14:52
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25-yr-old female (26 at matriculation), Eastern European

Education: BS Economics top-tier Eastern European school GPA ~3.9 (converted). MS Finance/Economics top UK school, distinction (top 3 graduate)

GMAT: 760 (v51, q41, AWA 4.0) - 4.5 years old but technically valid for all 3 schools, GRE q168, v164, AWA 4.5 - 1 year old

Work experience: 3 years (will be 4 at matriculation) at a tier-2 management consultancy in the UK with focus on financial services - progressed from entry level to project manager; internship + 6 months full time at a top global FMCG in home country between undergrad and Master’s

Extracurriculars: healthcare volunteering: 2 months ward volunteer in a hospital, ~1 year volunteer first aider, ~1 year volunteer sighted guide for blind/visually impaired people support charity (the last 2 still active). Plus a few more during undergrad.

Goal: post-MBA would like to move to healthcare/biotech (either management or venture capital)

Applying to: HBS, Stanford, Wharton (all round 2)


Questions:
1. Are these schools realistic with my profile?
2. Given that I’m international - is receiving financial aid unrealistic?
3. Is it better to use GMAT or GRE for my applications?


1. Yes.
2. It's possible. Getting loans is more difficult.
3. GMAT, as long as it's still valid.

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