Thanks in advance for taking the time to evaluate my profile. Could you possibly
(1) Evaluate my profile along with my chances at schools targeted?
(2) Suggest some areas to improve on before applying and some other schools to consider?
For reference, I am thinking of applying for Fall 2014 matriculation.
Education- BS Biomedical Engineering w/ Emphasis in Mechanical from top 20 Engineering Program GPA: 2.9 Major GPA: 3.1. Absolutely was not prepared for college (study habits, etc.) and had a 2.4 in my Freshman year. Improved after that and had a 3.4 my final and toughest semester.
GMAT- 730 (Q: 49, V:41, AWA: 6.0)
Work Experience: Current Position is as Analyst in F500 Corp Finance and have received a promotion in my 1 year here, before that I had 1 year exp as Design Engineer at small Tech/Defense firm. Also have 2 summers of boutique Private Equity internship.
International Work Experience: Not a whole lot right now. But may be traveling soon to Asia and/or Central America for meetings.
-Involved in small volunteering opportunities in college
-Now involved with Boys & Girls Club as well as Acumen Fund-like non-profit
Target Schools: Wharton, Tuck, Booth, Ross, Columbia, Cornell, Kenan-Flagler
Goals: Healthcare/Biotech Investment Banking or possibly Corp Dev
Your GMAT says you have the intellect for the workload, but the GPA
may cause them to wonder whether you will actually do the work that your brain is capable of. Building an alternate transcript through a couple of business or quant courses should alleviate that concern. My biggest concern in what you wrote is that you have only been in the corporate finance role for a year, which probably means you have not had many chances for leadership and influence in the deals you are working on. If that is the case, you may wish to wait another year while you work at becoming a thought and strategic leader in your work, while also continuing the Acumen Fund activity.
Jennifer Bloom, CPRW
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