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Joined: 03 Jun 2010
Posts: 235
Schools: Ross '15 (M)
GMAT 1: 700 Q43 V42
GPA: 3.3
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
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Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2012, 16:40
Hello,

I am looking to apply in round 1 or 2 and was hoping you could review my profile.

My stats:
26 at matriculation with 44 months of full time WE (government mgmt consulting) - just switched companies over the summer for a promotion/more responsibilities

700 GMAT (95% V, 67% Q) - low quant, but since I did well in calculus, statistics, and finances courses, perhaps they may give me a break. Would taking an online course like MBA Math help in this area?


3.3 cumulative GPA (Econ major) from private Top 20 (I think my final 2 years was around 3.2ish but my major was something around 3.0). Transfered from a state university with a 4.0 my freshman year, but I'm not sure if adcoms will take that into consideration.

Didn't get involved with anything during my undergrad unfortunately, but I picked up the slack post-graduation by volunteering to do some college career counseling, volunteering at the Make A Wish Foundation, and I hold a chair position on my local alumni board. I was also captain of my kickball team and I coordinate monthly company happy hours 8-)

I have good reviews from my employers will be able to get solid recs from them as well.

I would like to get into more generalized strategy consulting, hopefully with an energy focus, or even a general management track at an energy firm.

A little bit more about myself...I've lived on three different continents and worked for a summer in Abu Dhabi for a PE firm. Will being "cultured" (for lack of a better word) help potentially?

My list of possible schools includes the following:

Kellogg
Haas
Fuqua
Ross
Darden

I'm on track to be promoted in January and I'm worried that if I apply now, I'm not going to be impressive enough professionally. I've done quite a few things in the past year (business development work, creating marketable solutions for my consulting group, became a task lead (without any subordinates)) so maybe that'll be enough but I have no idea. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2012, 07:58
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It's hard to say 100% without getting DEEP into your profile, and knowing more about your company, your actual position, your actual achievements, etc... buuut overall things Do look pretty good. Government consulting is a VERY strong industry to come from. And from what you have written I understand that you are American??? A 700 is certainly a good enough score to get you in, in this case (unfortunately harder for some of our overseas friends) .
If you are ready to go this year, you can definitely take a shot at it... to get into more detail about specifically what your chances are at what specific schools, I'd need to know a weeeee bit more about the specifics of your profile, and who you are!
So feel free to drop us a line.
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