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Profile Evaluation IT consultant with the life-story

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Profile Evaluation IT consultant with the life-story [#permalink] New post 04 May 2014, 22:15
Hi,

I would like an evaluation of my profile (with a story so if this post needs to moved to another thread, I apologize in advance..), looking to get a brutally honest assessment in regards to go for a full-time MBA or not. I'm looking to get into Tech consulting but I would like to ability to have multiple options available as I'll focus my coursework on Finance/Tech/Strategy if possible.

Age: 29 at Matriculation,
GMAT: 680 (45 Q, 38 V)
Education: (biggest issue) 2.9 GPA from an Online College (think University of Phoenix..the harvard of online colleges.. :-D :(

Extracurricular (Not related to undergrad institution):

Religious Organization volunteer. Done a wide variety of volunteer work at this organization for decades (from teaching to generating awareness etc. etc..

Project Management Institute member

Work Experience

2 Years as an IT consultant at a large Insurance Firm.

2 Years + at a big bank supporting financial markets.

Certification: PMP (Pretty recognized certification in IT) along with a certification of Project management as a professional development course from a university to complete the education hours for PMP exam. (Got a 4.0 GPA.. :) I would hope this would help offset atleast 1% of my undergrad gpa..lol )

Story

I'll just be brief about it, I was an undergrad student at a top 100 state school where during my junior year i ran into family issues and alcohol problems. I was a 3.0 student who went on a tailspin that led to me getting kicked out after flunking 3-4 consecutive semesters. I completed my undergrad just so I can show it is done at an online college with a 2.9 gpa b/c I still didn't care at that time since I felt I would never be able to recover from my previous mistakes. I was headed down a dead end, till I was given a break and started working as a junior IT consultant on a project at a big firm. Since then, I have made in-roads in the IT industry and I work as a high level consultant in a big bank supporting financial markets. I have received great reviews from C-level executives in regards to the work that I have done and feel like I would be capable of doing great things moving forward.

The praise that I have received has also made me realize that I should make things right with my academic life. I feel ashamed about my undergraduate degree and I try to change the subject when it comes up. Anyways, I have taken the GMAT and gained a respectable score (IMO atleast) of 680.

I want to know if it is worth applying to the following schools in the top 25 list:

1. Carnegie Mellon
2. UNC
3. Emory
4. Georgetown.

I have researched these schools based on their class profiles and they seem to be a little more willing to accept students with lower gpa/GMAT scores. Additionally, UNC/Georgetown have high acceptance rates compared to other programs.

Please let me know if you have any other questions about my profile and I'll respond to them.
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Re: Profile Evaluation IT consultant with the life-story [#permalink] New post 06 May 2014, 11:53
Any insight guys? I know it was a rather lengthy post, just wanted to know if it would be worth pursuing a full-time MBA with my profile posted above?
Re: Profile Evaluation IT consultant with the life-story   [#permalink] 06 May 2014, 11:53
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