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Profile Evaluation - Lawyer + Law Firm Experience (RP)

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Joined: 18 Sep 2012
Posts: 4
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Finance
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V45
GPA: 3.45
WE: Law (Law)
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Profile Evaluation - Lawyer + Law Firm Experience (RP) [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2012, 14:17
Program: MBA(FT)
Area of interest in MBA : Tech Private Equity
GMAT: 760 (49q, 45v)
GPA: 3.4 Finance (Wharton)/Engineering
Grad School: 3.6, Top 5 U.S. Law School
WE: 4 years at matriculation (1 yr. academia, 3 years as an M&A Attorney at a Vault 10 firm)
Other Qualifications: CFA (1,2,3), Bar license in 2 states.
Nationality: Asian American
Age: 29
Gender: M
Extra-curriculars/community: Martial Arts, Alumni Clubs (not much time for an outside life with 80+ hrs a week of work)
Career Goal: ST: To join a leveraged finance group in an iBank or a mm PE fund; LT: to raise my own PE fund.

I'm applying to H/W/S, but I've heard that HBS especially dislikes practicing lawyers. Also, will the lack of extracurriculars be a problem? Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Profile Evaluation - Lawyer + Law Firm Experience (RP) [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2012, 21:46
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Hello,

Your credentials are stellar - incredibly strong academic profile and very strong track record within the legal field. That said, there are two major risks in your profile, which you've already pointed out: 1) practicing lawyers are a rarity in business schools (but they do exist!) and 2) you may come across as a bit of a 'robot' in your application -- need to bring out some personality and multi-dimensionality. Show your human side! Ideally you would do this through ECs and community service, but if you don't have any, you don't have any! So, you'll have to draw upon your personal experiences, interests, passions to demonstrate who you are. If you can do that successfully, you may have a chance at the programs you're targeting.

I'd also suggest that you look at University of Chicago, Columbia and NYU.

Best of luck,
Mili

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