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Joined: 27 May 2013
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GMAT 1: 740 Q48 V42
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GPA: 3.42
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Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2013, 12:43
1) Work Experience.

I am currently a research analyst at a small securities litigation firm. In this position, I perform various quantitative and qualitative analyses of companies that we have launched or are planning to launch litigation against. I have also developed numerous quantitative analyses used in settlement mediation, resulting in the attainment of nearly $10MM in attorneys' fees for my firm. Unlike many other analyst jobs, my position has allowed me to work in both independent and team-oriented settings. I will have four years of FT WE upon matriculation, but I have virtually zero managerial experience.

2) Your GMAT.

740 (Q48, V42)

3) College info.

I had a 3.42 GPA as an undergrad, but at a generally unranked state college in California. I majored in Business Management with a specialization in Entrepreneurship and minored in Statistics. My GPA was boosted by very strong grades in my upper-division business courses, showing strong upward trajectory in my undergraduate performance. Also, my GPA in my Statistics minor was nearly 4.0.

4) Extracurricular Activities.

*I currently contribute extensive volunteer work for a group that supports families dealing with substance abuse. My contributions have included attending meetings, speech-writing, and research projects. I have also taken a leadership role in the group's grant application efforts.

*I also currently serve as a pro bono consultant for a small medical device start-up. In this role, I have performed market research and provided business plan development support.

*Additionally, I volunteered as a writer for a well-respected and statistically-focused baseball publication. In this capacity, I wrote analytical articles on a weekly basis while also performing various research tasks.

*I also play in an adult baseball league, though I can't imagine this being relevant.

5) Important certifications like CFA, CPA, FSA, or CA.

None.

6) Your target programs.

I am looking primarily at two different types of programs: highly quantitative FT MBA programs and top-notch PT MBA programs. I am planning to apply to Tepper and Stern's FT programs and the Anderson and Haas PT programs. I have also been made aware that Tepper offers an online PT MBA, so I may add that program to the list as well.

Any guidance as to my realistic chances of getting into these programs or any suggestions of other programs I should consider applying to given my criteria would be greatly appreciated.

7) When you plan to apply? Please specify round and application cycle, for example R1 2013-14 or R3 2012-13.

R1 & R2 2013-14

8) Your post-MBA goal.

I hope to get myself on a consulting/info systems management track to work with big data and perform advanced statistical analyses. (kept this brief in light of word count concerns, but I will be adding additional detail to my applications)
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2013, 04:06
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Cgharrity wrote:
1) Work Experience.

I am currently a research analyst at a small securities litigation firm. In this position, I perform various quantitative and qualitative analyses of companies that we have launched or are planning to launch litigation against. I have also developed numerous quantitative analyses used in settlement mediation, resulting in the attainment of nearly $10MM in attorneys' fees for my firm. Unlike many other analyst jobs, my position has allowed me to work in both independent and team-oriented settings. I will have four years of FT WE upon matriculation, but I have virtually zero managerial experience.

2) Your GMAT.

740 (Q48, V42)

3) College info.

I had a 3.42 GPA as an undergrad, but at a generally unranked state college in California. I majored in Business Management with a specialization in Entrepreneurship and minored in Statistics. My GPA was boosted by very strong grades in my upper-division business courses, showing strong upward trajectory in my undergraduate performance. Also, my GPA in my Statistics minor was nearly 4.0.

4) Extracurricular Activities.

*I currently contribute extensive volunteer work for a group that supports families dealing with substance abuse. My contributions have included attending meetings, speech-writing, and research projects. I have also taken a leadership role in the group's grant application efforts.

*I also currently serve as a pro bono consultant for a small medical device start-up. In this role, I have performed market research and provided business plan development support.

*Additionally, I volunteered as a writer for a well-respected and statistically-focused baseball publication. In this capacity, I wrote analytical articles on a weekly basis while also performing various research tasks.

*I also play in an adult baseball league, though I can't imagine this being relevant.

5) Important certifications like CFA, CPA, FSA, or CA.

None.

6) Your target programs.

I am looking primarily at two different types of programs: highly quantitative FT MBA programs and top-notch PT MBA programs. I am planning to apply to Tepper and Stern's FT programs and the Anderson and Haas PT programs. I have also been made aware that Tepper offers an online PT MBA, so I may add that program to the list as well.

Any guidance as to my realistic chances of getting into these programs or any suggestions of other programs I should consider applying to given my criteria would be greatly appreciated.

7) When you plan to apply? Please specify round and application cycle, for example R1 2013-14 or R3 2012-13.

R1 & R2 2013-14

8) Your post-MBA goal.

I hope to get myself on a consulting/info systems management track to work with big data and perform advanced statistical analyses. (kept this brief in light of word count concerns, but I will be adding additional detail to my applications)



You have a competitive profile for your target schools. You may also want to consider MIT Sloan or Chicago. (stretches)

Best,
Linda
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Joined: 27 May 2013
Posts: 17
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 740 Q48 V42
GMAT 2: Q0 V0
GPA: 3.42
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 3

Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2013, 08:01
Thanks, Linda!

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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2013, 11:15
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Cgharrity wrote:
Thanks, Linda!

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You're welcome! Please let me know if you want help with your application: http:/www.accepted.com/services/mbservices.aspx .

Linda
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