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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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Kudos [?]: 58 [0], given: 37

Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2012, 16:42
Hello,

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

My stats:
26 (male) 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, 20:09
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EChopeful12 wrote:
Hello,

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

My stats:
26 (male) 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!


I'm concerned about the competitiveness of your academics, especially the quant stuff, at your target schools, especially Kellogg and Haas. From what you wrote above, it seems like your grades went down, which is not viewed positively. Also, your grades in your major, which was business related, were lower than overall. Also, not great, considering your target schools. If you have As in calc, statistics, and other quant courses they will mitigate, but there must also be a lot of B's on that transcript and I assume a few C's.

Your summer in Abu Dhabi will help and if your work experience is impressive that too will help, as does your 3 languages. You can apply this year and work on taking a few math classes or MBA math (yes it may help) in case you aren't accepted this year and then reapplynext year if necessary with the promotion.

Please see:

* MBA Admissions A-Z: Q is for Quantitative Skills
* Overcoming MBA Application Weaknesses

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