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Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 21 May 2012, 08:18
I need some guidance on schools to apply to: I am looking to get into Real Estate Development after my MBA.

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Undergrad school:
University of Virginia BA in Economics
GPA 2.9

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Work Experience:
1 year interning on Capitol Hill. Biggest accomplishment was being able to plan and be apart of an outreach event through the White House Office of Public Engagement.

2 years working at Morgan Stanley in the Operations division of the Institution Securities Group.

Took a 3 courses through the Urban Land Institute to receive a certificate in Real Estate Development.

4 years in the US Air Force in the security forces division.


I am going to apply to these schools: Harvard, Wharton, Chicago, Tuck, Columbia, Duke, Darden, Michigan, NYU, Georgetown and UMD-Smith.

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Wow that's quite a profile. Good, great and a little ugly -- the GPA.

I think you are smart to apply to a range of schools, but I think you will burn out if from the start you plan to apply to 11. Start with 8, 4 round 1 and 4 round 2. Choose 3 from Harvard, Wharton, Chicago, Tuck, Columbia, where your chances are weakest but you definitely do have a chance, and apply to Duke, Darden, Michigan, and NYU, where you are competitive. I assume you are looking at Smith and Georgetown as the ones you can be most confident of acceptance and you're probably right. You may also want to look into UNC and USC; they both have strong programs in real estate.

If you really want to apply to all of these, apply to 4 R1, 4 R2, and then Smith and Georgetown R3, if necessary.

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