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Profile Evaluation! [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2012, 14:36
Hi all,

Thanks in advance for your help. Here is my profile:

Age: 28
Major/GPA/School/Year: Accounting Major(3.7) and overall(3.65) / top 25 accounting program (largest regional university) / graduated in 09
Work exp: working at fixed income operations at Goldman Sachs (3 years) and used to work as an accountant at a government office.
ECs: Pretty strong (have tons stories to tell because of my background, I have volunteered a lot).
GMAT: 700

I wonder what you guys think would be "reach" schools for me?


Thanks again!
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Re: Profile Evaluation! [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2012, 17:09
Sid234 wrote:
Hi all,

Thanks in advance for your help. Here is my profile:

Age: 28
Major/GPA/School/Year: Accounting Major(3.7) and overall(3.65) / top 25 accounting program (largest regional university) / graduated in 09
Work exp: working at fixed income operations at Goldman Sachs (3 years) and used to work as an accountant at a government office.
ECs: Pretty strong (have tons stories to tell because of my background, I have volunteered a lot).
GMAT: 700

I wonder what you guys think would be "reach" schools for me?


Thanks again!


Thanks for sharing your details.

It will be very difficult to assess your profile with the given limited info

Please help with some more info

1) Which region do you wanna settle post MBA
2) One year or two year MBA
3) Your goals post MBA

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Re: Profile Evaluation! [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2012, 18:59
Thanks for your quick response OasisGC!

I really don't have any regional preference. I might say East Coast, just because of the schools located there (I'm very flexible as far as work location is concerned). I'm looking for a two year MBA program. I want to work as a financial consultant (preferably independent) after MBA.
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Re: Profile Evaluation! [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2012, 04:22
your profile is right down the fairway for a number of schools. which is good and bad.

good in that (based on the limited info you've submitted) there's nothing glaring or strange about your desire to earn an MBA. it feels natural based on your background. your grades and test scores are fine. nothing to be worried about here either.

bad in that to be accepted at an exceptional program, like W, H, or S, you need to have a special "spark" which i don't get a sense of. most likely due to a lack of info.

my suggestion would be to ensure that you show dimension in your essays. talk about your ECs in detail and go into a lot more detail around your career goals. right now, your ambitions make you sound like a ticket-puncher, which is not what the top programs look for. in my experience, the candds who get into the very top programs have this same "right down the fairway" profile, but they also have amazing credentials over and above being good at managing a career.

with all that said, if you're not able to address some of the points mentioned above, i think you'd be a solid contender at places like Duke, UVA, or Cornell.

hope that's helpful
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