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Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V41
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Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2012, 10:49
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
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2012, 06:10
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Hello smahr11, thanks for your question.

Your GMAT opens the door at any program, and you seem to have an interesting work experience.

Your GPA is a potential obstacle, as you know. You might try to explain the factors you mention in the optional essay (especially if it is a top, nationally recognized school). Better yet, do you have any other analogue that is a better representation of your academic ability and potential? Programs will want to know that you can handle the material. Your high GMAT serves as an indicator, but you could use another one to mitigate the 2.9.

I think your competitiveness will come down to the quality of your leadership experience in and out of work. Can you draw upon “moments” when you truly led: influenced individuals and organizations, drove results, took initiative?

I think Wharton, Booth, and Columbia could be reaches, but it will depend on your ability to mitigate your GPA and speak to your leadership experience. I’m not saying those programs are out of reach, per se, but just trying to give you a general indication.

Best of luck,

Brian Eng
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