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Profile evaluation, please [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2011, 16:48
I am currently a lead marketing operations analyst at a large software firm. I have held this position for a year and before worked as an associate financial analyst at the same company. Before I started with this company, I tried my hand at selling insurance for about seven months. At the time of matriculation into a full-time program, I will have 3.5~ years of work experience.

My post-MBA goal is to do operations consulting.

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Caucasian/Hawaiian male

Public Ivy – Finance – 3.1 cumulative and 3.5 major – 2008

I have sold onions for a rotary scholarship program every fall since high school - I volunteered during the fall of 2007 for a family that was holding weekend carnivals to benefit a cancer patient - I also spent a summer in college volunteering at a Goodwill donation center - I am volunteering, for the first time, with the Atlanta Union Mission this summer

I have been accepted to Emory’s part-time program for the fall, but I am not sure that this is the appropriate route for me.

Pros of the part-time program
- I live less than 2 miles from the Emory campus
- I can work at home on class days
- All of the typical pros of a part-time program (continuing to work, less cost)
Cons
- I am not sure I can handle work, school, and whatever else at the same time ( I would rather have my complete focus on school)
- I feel like the part-time program, while granting you the same degree, won’t help me in my search for a better career – this, even though the admissions department was enthusiastic about part-time students getting new jobs
- I really want to go to the best school I can get into

I am retaking my Princeton Review course and then taking the GMAT in August. I will be focusing on improving my quantitative score as my verbal scores were consistently high on the practice tests and on the actual test. I really choked during the quantitative portion. I was just clicking answers to get to the end. I feel like I can improve my score with some more preparation.
The worst part about it is that I have to decide by July 15th. This doesn’t give me the option of taking the test again and maintaining the part-time option.

My dream school would be Duke, but I am also very interested in UVA and UT-Austin.
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Re: Profile evaluation, please [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2011, 09:55
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Hi rradclif,

In regards to whether you should pursue Emory's part time program, there are pros and cons to both full-time and part-time programs. The decision really needs to be made on a case-by-case basis. What I recommend you do is reach out to alumni of the part-time MBA program to talk about the various opportunities post graduation. They will be the ones most able to answer any questions and concerns you have.

Please let me know if there are any other questions I can answer.

Hope this was of help.

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Re: Profile evaluation, please [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2011, 09:57
Thank you for that -

Could you also evaluate my candidacy at the other programs I mentioned? I would really appreciate it!

Thank You,

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