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Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2012, 19:47
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Can you please evaluate my profile:

-29 and currently live and work in Canada
-interned with a hedgefund to start my career; however, I have almost 3 years experience in agriculture (on a path to become a commodity trader with the top company in Canada)
-B.A. in economics from a top 20 liberal arts university in the US
-low gpa 2.7(really struggled my first two years)
-NCAA division 1 athlete (sport was played all school year)
-the team was very successful and I won a lot of individual awards
-played two years professionally after university
-diagnosed with a neurological disease my senior year (it is an incredible story about what I went through and had to overcome)
-one of two people in the world that have played professionally with this disease
-I do a lot of fundraising for my disease and have become a role model for a lot kids living with the disease
-scored a 680 on the gmat (49q 34v), I scored a 730 on the practice exam-froze up on the English section during the exam, so I know that I can do better.

Motivation to do a MBA:
-I want to be living proof to all the kids living with my disease that you can live a normal life and achieve your dreams.
-Would love to get into Finance-the market and what affects the markets drives and motivates me.
-I have been through a lot in my life and will have a much different perspective than others.

If want to know anymore, please let me know; I would really appreciate an honest evaluation to what is realistic.
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2012, 04:56
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I think your chances are good at a top 14 school. Your work experience and GMAT score is good enough to overcome the low GPA. I think your experience as D-I and professional experience, and fight against neurological disease would make great essay material.

One thing I would recommend is to tighten up your goals. For example, what exactly about finance motivates you? What role do you see yourself play after b-school and beyond?

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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2012, 08:54
Hi ..
My GMAT score is 730 (QA 50 VA 39) AWA 4.0 IR 6 ... I got 690 in my previous attempt with AWA 5.5... Is this good enuf for ISB.. I got a work exp. of 3.25 yrs in a multinational IT firm.. please reply.. do i need to retake the GMAT for the low AWA score..
GRAD- 3.2/4
I am B Tech in Mechanical from VIT...
Please help..
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