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Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 3
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Operations
Schools: Boston U '15
GMAT 1: 660 Q49 V30
GPA: 2.99
WE: Other (Computer Software)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Profile evaluation [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2013, 22:26

I am a 28 year-old Asian-American who was born in the US, but spent most of my childhood in Taiwan, moved back to the US since high school. Attended a state university in Florida, graduated in 2008, B.S. degree in finance. I moved to Boston upon graduation and have been working in the area ever since, am now considering getting a MBA. Would you please evaluate my profile ?

2.95 GPA up warding trend, 3.3 Major GPA
Major- Finance

Took in 2010, 660, Q49 V30

Work Experience-
Interned oversea as a fixed income analyst for 2 summers. Worked in back office as mutual fund/hedge fund accountant for close to 2 years at a large custodian bank, and my career strangely shifted to an IT-related job, currently employed as a Quality Assurance Analyst at a small to medium size company, only about 150 employees in the US, 900+ globally. Even though my title is QA Analyst, the job function overlaps a lot with Business Analysts, I was involved in program designs and have led a couple small projects, I have been on the current position for 2.5 years.

Passed CFA level II exam last summer, currently not enrolled for LIII exam, but I will be next year.

Done some volunteer work for New England Taiwanese Student Association.

Post MBA goal -
Would really like to get into consulting

Target Schools-
McCombs, Boston University, Boston College, Georgetown, is it possible that I can consider schools above this ranking range?
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Re: Profile evaluation [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2013, 18:56
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Thanks for sharing your profile. Your low GPA and GMAT scores are unfortunately going to make it tough to look outside that range of schools. And, unfortunately, your career went from banking (very competitive) to IT QA (not as competitive) :( What this means is that for the last two years that you've been working in IT, you won't be able to demonstrate really strong business leadership experience - instead, you'll likely be relying heavily on your banking experience from before. Although it does sound like you've led some projects in your new role, so that is good.

Finally, I don't see any mention of extracurricular or community activities, which will be a weakness in your application. All in all, I would say the schools you are targeting are possibilities, but I might encourage you to also look at some safer programs in the next range down. I hope this helps - best of luck!


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