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Profile Evaluation - Last round vs Round 1 next year

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Joined: 28 Mar 2013
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Location: United States
Concentration: Strategy, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 2.99
WE: Operations (Internet and New Media)
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Profile Evaluation - Last round vs Round 1 next year [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2013, 14:58
1. From SF Bay Area, white male, will be 27 this fall. Been working 4 years at a very small environmental data services company primarily doing geospatial data acquisition, processing, and analysis, but I've had a variety of other projects due to the small size of company.
2. 750. Q49, V42, 5.5, 8
3. 2.99 GPA @ UC Berkeley in Environmental Engineering. GPA is low because I was pretty lazy as an undergraduate.
4. In college, mild participation with snowboard team, no other extra curriculars (see: lazy). Since college I've had a few interesting hobbies for various periods of time (co-directing an electronic music event crew, organizing a Burning Man camp, DJing). Most recently (aug 2012) I co-founded a website as a side project for fun/professional development (I'm technically "CEO" of the 3 person team).
5. No certifications
6. Stanford, Haas, Johnson (I have 2 generations of non-Johnson legacy @ Cornell), Stern, Andersen, McCombs, and Marshall
7. Last round for all of them.
8. Goal is to get into management consulting to develop real world experience for an eventual shift back into tech entrepreneurship.

Basically I was working extensively on the website in the fall and I didn't get the MBA ball rolling until late december. I took the gmat in early feb and did well so I decided I might as well give this last round a shot. I've already applied to everything, so now I'm just playing the waiting game, wondering what my chances are and how much different they might be during a fall reapplication. I'd love a review, thanks!
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Re: Profile Evaluation - Last round vs Round 1 next year [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2013, 20:55
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1. From SF Bay Area, white male, will be 27 this fall. Been working 4 years at a very small environmental data services company primarily doing geospatial data acquisition, processing, and analysis, but I've had a variety of other projects due to the small size of company.
2. 750. Q49, V42, 5.5, 8
3. 2.99 GPA @ UC Berkeley in Environmental Engineering. GPA is low because I was pretty lazy as an undergraduate.
4. In college, mild participation with snowboard team, no other extra curriculars (see: lazy). Since college I've had a few interesting hobbies for various periods of time (co-directing an electronic music event crew, organizing a Burning Man camp, DJing). Most recently (aug 2012) I co-founded a website as a side project for fun/professional development (I'm technically "CEO" of the 3 person team).
5. No certifications
6. Stanford, Haas, Johnson (I have 2 generations of non-Johnson legacy @ Cornell), Stern, Andersen, McCombs, and Marshall
7. Last round for all of them.
8. Goal is to get into management consulting to develop real world experience for an eventual shift back into tech entrepreneurship.

Basically I was working extensively on the website in the fall and I didn't get the MBA ball rolling until late december. I took the gmat in early feb and did well so I decided I might as well give this last round a shot. I've already applied to everything, so now I'm just playing the waiting game, wondering what my chances are and how much different they might be during a fall reapplication. I'd love a review, thanks!


Thanks for your post.

Your chances at Stanford and Haas are poor. You have a decent chance at Cornell, McCombs, and Marshall. You also have a smaller shot at Anderson and Stern, but it's R3. Your chances would improve significantly at all the programs except Haas and Stanford if you apply R1. Those will remain a stretch even R1.

Hopefully you can soon tell me I'm wrong. :-)

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Linda
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Current Student
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Joined: 28 Mar 2013
Posts: 7
Location: United States
Concentration: Strategy, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 2.99
WE: Operations (Internet and New Media)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Re: Profile Evaluation - Last round vs Round 1 next year [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2013, 21:46
I hope so too, Linda. Thanks!
Current Student
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Joined: 28 Mar 2013
Posts: 7
Location: United States
Concentration: Strategy, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 2.99
WE: Operations (Internet and New Media)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Re: Profile Evaluation - Last round vs Round 1 next year [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2013, 11:19
In case anyone is curious, Linda was pretty much spot on.

Stanford/Haas/UCLA rejected me off the bat, Stern put me on the waitlist and ultimately rejected me with no interview, McCombs interviewed and rejected me, and both Johnson and Marshall let me in with no drama.

Overall I'm extremely happy with how my last round applications turned out because I'm able to get a 1 year "head start" from where I'd be if I had waited until fall to apply. If Marshall was my only acceptance I might have had some thoughts about potentially waiting another year, but Johnson is a great enough school that I have no doubts about it being the right move.
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Posts: 194
Location: United States
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
GMAT 1: 660 Q47 V34
GMAT 2: 680 Q46 V38
GPA: 3.2
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
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Re: Profile Evaluation - Last round vs Round 1 next year [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2013, 13:14
Congrats sadface! Have a good time in Ithaca!
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Re: Profile Evaluation - Last round vs Round 1 next year [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2013, 19:08
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sadface wrote:
In case anyone is curious, Linda was pretty much spot on.

Stanford/Haas/UCLA rejected me off the bat, Stern put me on the waitlist and ultimately rejected me with no interview, McCombs interviewed and rejected me, and both Johnson and Marshall let me in with no drama.

Overall I'm extremely happy with how my last round applications turned out because I'm able to get a 1 year "head start" from where I'd be if I had waited until fall to apply. If Marshall was my only acceptance I might have had some thoughts about potentially waiting another year, but Johnson is a great enough school that I have no doubts about it being the right move.


Congratulations on your acceptances! You're right about Cornell. I'm glad things worked out well for you. Thanks for reporting back.

Best,
Linda
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