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Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2013, 10:35
Hi, I am looking to apply Rd 1 this upcoming Fall and would appreciate a profile review.

Age: 27, White Male American
GMAT: 710 (Q48, V40)
Undergrad: Top 20 private university, 3.3 GPA (Major: Mechanical Engineering; Minor: Financial Econ); Engineering Mentor, Fraternity Recruitment Chairman
Post-Grad Work Exp: 2 years M&A at BB Investment Bank, left to join startup i-banking boutique, worked 2 years before leaving. Took 4 months off before joining MM PE, will be 2 years when I start school.
Extrac: Volunteered at Social Services Kitchen, running (10Ks to Half-Marathons), asst youth soccer coach

I am hoping to return to PE post-mba, ideally in the Northeast.

I am likely going to apply early decision to CBS, and also applying to Wharton, but am trying to decide what other schools in the top 15 would be a good fit for my profile (possibly Stern, Duke?).

What else can I do between now and this Fall to boost my app? Would it be worth retaking the GMAT? Would additional volunteer work be beneficial?

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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2013, 12:09
Ignore my earlier post. Thought you had just 2 years work experience. :)
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2013, 00:18
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Honestly, in the top 15-20, any school you like is good for you. I mean, yes there are schools which "specialize in finance", but it's a pretty standard MBA industry and any program can get you what you need - so I would also think about other things - nice location, size, etc. etc. In the NE Sloan, Booth (is that NE? well, close enough), NYU, Johnson all make sense.

As for the GMAT, don't bother. You have your 710, getting a few points higher won't change much. Volunteering more can be nice, esp. if its a weakness in your app. Best thing you can do - get promoted! :) (is this possible?)
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2013, 07:23
JonAdmissionado wrote:
Honestly, in the top 15-20, any school you like is good for you. I mean, yes there are schools which "specialize in finance", but it's a pretty standard MBA industry and any program can get you what you need - so I would also think about other things - lice location, size, etc. etc. In the NE Sloan, Booth (is that NE? well, close enough), NYU, Johnson all make sense.

As for the GMAT, don't bother. You have your 710, getting a few points higher won't change much. Volunteering more can be nice, esp. if its a weakness in your app. Best thing you can do - get promoted! :) (is this possible?)


Jon, thanks so much for your insight, I really appreciate it. In my prior 2 jobs I was promoted (received a 3rd year analyst promote, then in second job was promoted to associate). There's the possibility to be promoted for a 3rd year associate position where I am now, but wouldn't this also be slightly negative since I would be 29 when applying (I'll be 28 this fall)?
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2013, 00:35
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Nah, don't worry about it dude. Why would a promotion be negative?? Are you worried about your age? 29 is totally fine. Lots of people apply at 29. The average for most schools is 26-27, so you are pretty much normal.
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