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Profile Evaluation - 3.16 GPA & Projected 690-720 GMAT

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Status: Planning to retake.
Affiliations: Alpha Psi Omega
Joined: 25 Oct 2010
Posts: 90
Concentration: General Management, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 650 Q42 V37
GRE 1: 1310 Q630 V680
GPA: 3.16
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Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 14

Profile Evaluation - 3.16 GPA & Projected 690-720 GMAT [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2010, 06:17
1) Demographic Information:
24, M, US - Caucasian
Speak English & French

2) Educational Information:
History and French at a 4-Year Public University 3.16 GPA
Studied Abroad in France for the 2007-2008 school year.
I take the GMAT December 13th, 2010. My highest prep scores so far are a 43V/42Q, or 700, so I'm hoping to get around that level. (690-720).

3) Work Experience:
-Various entrepreneurial activities, with varying degrees of success :P (Ebay Business, Garage Sale Business, Affiliate Marketing, Vending Machines, among others.)
-Over 1 Year of management experience at a 4-rooftop car dealership.
-Two promotions within 9 months.
-In charge of the internet sales department, at the moment. Previously, helped manage fixed operations in service departments.
-By the time I apply (most likely Fall 2011) I will have 2+ years of similar WE on the books.

4) Extracurriculars
-Helping to raise/take care of my cousin my uncle and his girlfriend didn't want. (My Dad ended up with custody. He's 6 now.)
-Highly music-related. Volunteered to play at nursing homes. Also in jazz band, marching band, drum corps, etc.
-Heavily involved in theater since 2007. Both stage manager and actor (or both) in numerous different plays such as The Importance of Being Earnest, She Stoops to Conquer, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).
-Involved in stand-up comedy. Appeared on Comedy Central in 2009.

5) Short/Long Term Goals:
Short term - Consulting. (Helping people with their problems without worrying about feelings or psychoses? I'm there!)
Long term - to keep making people think and laugh. (Can't you tell I was a liberal arts undergrad?)

6) Schools

Stern (Stretch), Yale, Darden, Tepper, McCombs, Olin, or Fisher. If it all came down to it, then I guess I would consider Owen at Vanderbilt in a pinch, primarily due to it being in my home state.
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Re: Profile Evaluation - 3.16 GPA & Projected 690-720 GMAT [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2010, 11:41
You should be in range for the schools you mentioned - assuming your GMAT is in the range you say it will be. As for a long-term career in making people laugh, a career in consulting certainly a good fit, given all the folly you'll see at some of the dysfunctional organizations you'll be consulting for.

Good luck on the GMAT!
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Manager
User avatar
Status: Planning to retake.
Affiliations: Alpha Psi Omega
Joined: 25 Oct 2010
Posts: 90
Concentration: General Management, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 650 Q42 V37
GRE 1: 1310 Q630 V680
GPA: 3.16
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 14

Re: Profile Evaluation - 3.16 GPA & Projected 690-720 GMAT [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2010, 12:33
Thanks Alex. I'm glad you understand what I meant by my long-term goal. One aspect of my current position is technology consulting in my very own little dysfunctional organization. My general manager uses Yahoo Search to search for the Google homepage to do a Google search. You just have to have a sense of humor...

I need to trouble you just once more concerning school choice. (Having read through several more posts since posting my profile, I've been reconsidering my target schools, given my goals.)

Since consulting is really my only interest, aside from entrepreneurial pursuits/hobbies, do you think that my shortlist should be something more like the following: Ross, Columbia, Fuqua (This one is doubtful due to my paucity of work exp.), Darden, Tepper? I'm not entirely sure what kind of 'safeties' known for decent consulting recruiting would be good for my school range, but Kenan-Flagler and McDonough come to mind. (It feels weird calling any of the T25 a safety!)
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Re: Profile Evaluation - 3.16 GPA & Projected 690-720 GMAT [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2010, 09:17
Depends on the consulting firms -- the big ones (McKinsey, Bain, BCG, etc.) only really recruit at the top 16 schools. Other firms may recruit outside of that, but you'll have to check the career reports for the individual schools. The schools you listed could work. Again, if you really want consulting, really get to know the firms out there, and work backwards from there as to which schools will give you the best shot at being recruited at these firms. If you want to go to the top tier firms, you'll have to go to a top 16 school. If you're willing to work at lesser known or smaller outfits (and the Big-4 guys tend to cast a wider net as well, recruiting outside the top 16), then there are a wider range of schools you could choose from.
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Re: Profile Evaluation - 3.16 GPA & Projected 690-720 GMAT   [#permalink] 07 Nov 2010, 09:17
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