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Profile evaluation (Female, 760, 3rd round)

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Profile evaluation (Female, 760, 3rd round) [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2011, 11:46
Hi guys,

I would really appreciate your input on my 3rd round application strategy. I am putting together my 3rd round apps right now, and I want to know if I should bother applying to schools that discourage 3rd round apps. Kellogg and Wharton actually tell you to apply by R2, so should I forget those schools?

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26 at matriculation, Russian-Canadian, female, speak 4 languages. All WE and education in Canada. GMAT 760 (49Q, 47V, 6.0 AWA). B.Commerce, GPA 3.9 (graduated 4 years ago from an okay school)

WE: co-op in university (mostly public sector). Then, marketing stint at a start-up, left to help my mother start small business (now successful), spent a year in a small tech consulting firm as analyst, now working in public sector with solid responsibility and a promotion up a level after a year. I have accomplishments (showing vision/initiative) at each job. Short-term goal is to career change into consulting, with entrepreneurship in the longer term.

ECs: Lots of extracurricular leadership and case competitions in university. Currently, mostly fitness and creative (skiing, photography, etc.)

Any thoughts on 3rd round friendly schools? Where would you apply if you were me? My current list is HBS, Columbia, Kellogg, Booth, Tuck, Wharton. I am interested in Stanford and Haas as well, but technology is not a major interest for me (even though entrepreneurship is).

Thanks so much!
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Re: Profile evaluation (Female, 760, 3rd round) [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2011, 14:55
With your grades and GMAT, you should have a good shot at a top school, even in round three. I am a female 3rd round success story (with a 740 GMAT and a lower GPA than you had) so I'm hopeful for you!! You may be a bit light on work experience as it looks like you changed jobs a bit (this can make it more difficult to get fantastic LORs as your recommenders don't have the depth of experience with you that an Adcom might want to see) but you have other strengths that would add to the diversity of a class.

I think your list is fine. I would never recommend applying to more than five schools in one rounds so I'd pick your favorites. Usually international applicants are asked to apply to earlier rounds so if a school specifically says that, you may want to focus your efforts elsewhere. There isn't really a "safety" school on your list (Tuck seems to be the lease competitive on the list and it is a top school!), but, as long as you are okay with the possibility of no acceptances, I'd keep your list as it is. I think you'd be better off going to a top 10 school the following year than settling for a lesser school now.

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