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Profile Evaluation 710 GMAT 3.37 GPA

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Joined: 05 Aug 2013
Posts: 30
Location: United States
Concentration: International Business, Entrepreneurship
Schools: Wharton '16 (M)
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
GPA: 3.37
WE: Analyst (Other)
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Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 6

Profile Evaluation 710 GMAT 3.37 GPA [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2013, 15:50
White Male
1) Work Experience: 3 Years
Current Employer: Blue Chip Financial Services Company in greater NYC area
Credit Research Analyst


2) GMAT.
710 48Q/39V

3) College info:
3.37 GPA at a top 20 University (Double Major in Economics and Language, Minor in History). Worked 12-15 hours/week throughout my tenure there.
Placed out of college calculus with AP classes (both AB and BC). Took business statistics and econometrics for my major.

4.) Significant College Exp
Internship working on small-mid sized international project financing transactions. Worked on feasibility studies and presentations to secure financing ranging from 20-50mm (renewable energy and hospitality deals)

Worked abroad for one month (in country whose language I studied), helping a new startup implement marketing strategies to increase sales of products. Assisted in planning of logistics to efficiently transport products in a developing market with limited transportation and shipping options.

Fraternity Social Chair-Managed budget of roughly $20k.

Worked for Law School and Office of the General Council part time. Also tutored high school student for all four years.

Investors club, Entrepreneur Club, Multiple Language Clubs

Target Schools:
Wharton (specifically Lauder Program), Columbia, Stern, Ross
Double legacy at UPenn (Father WG, Mother BBA and Penn Grad School)

Aspirations post-MBA: Go back into international project finance to facilitate deals in emerging and developing markets. My father does this for a living, although I am not certain I am going to work there post-grad. Looking to add a much greater international focus to my career (very limited at this point in time), hence why Lauder is my first choice. I am a heritage speaker in the language program for which I am applying, so I should have an adequate skill level for their OPI interview.
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Re: Profile Evaluation 710 GMAT 3.37 GPA [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2013, 06:11
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I actually like your profile for several reasons: 1) you are approaching Wharton from a different angle, leveraging your language skills and academic prowess (GPA is fine, a little low based on averages, but top 20 school will be big plus). 2) Joint program gets special attention from admissions, at which time they will likely pay more attention to your legacy status. By chance is your father a donor? It would help if he is--not that it's pay to play, but it shows commitment to the school and a tradition of support, which is important to the ivys in particular. 3) you are "nice and young" and going back to school at a time which is most common for people in your industry. This will communicate that you have done well and are being encouraged by your firm to go to school instead of them perceiving you as not having the right stuff. IN other words, your timing is like a vote of confidence in a way from your firm. 4) your story and goals are backed up by your having worked abroad and having 2nd language skills. This is unusual for a white male from the US. Finally, I like that you have also targeted other top schools that don't get as many applications such as Ross and Stern. Great schools, and a little more off the radar than Wharton of course. This tells me you are mature and realistic. Even the best candidates get rejected from Wharton due to the sheer numbers. Wharton says 80% of their applicants are qualified to attend, and we all know how many end up getting accepted. You as a math whiz seem to have figured out you need a backup plan. Let us know if we can help you pull things together.
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