23, Female, US Citizen
1) These are all while FT studying:
i. Financial analyst intern (1year – current – one of the nation’s leading commercial real estate brokerage firms) – underwriting and analyzing commercial real estate assets. Research on markets. Aided in training 2 interns.
ii. Asset Management - Project Coordinator (5months – same place I am interning at)
iii. Administrative Assistant (6months or so – small startup law firm) – basically started everything from the ground up and laid the foundation necessary to run the law firm: starting the filing/storing system, monitoring client database, writing up the content for the website, wrote and ran a marketing plan, oversaw office assistant/intern’s work, trained 2 new office assistants.
2) GMAT: Expecting to take it in July 2013… targeting at least a 700.
3) College info:
University of Houston
i. BBA Finance & BS Psychology (August 2013) – Both Magna Cum Laude***
ii. Cum. GPA: 3.04, Finance GPA: 3.67, Psychology GPA: 3.75
*** My university’s latin honor only calculates the last two years GPA… I have close to 3.7 in the last two years.
NOTE: I have a story about why cum. GPA is low... I changed my major 7 times.
4) No EC or significant community service – I did volunteer at a couple of places during my college years, but nothing extraordinary.
5) No certifications
6) Target Programs:
Stanford, Booth, NYU, UCLA, Cornell, Duke, Columbia, Rice and UT (UT is my safety school)
UK (let me just say that it is my dream to go to UK to do my MS in fina-related/MBA, but the main focus is to go to a top school):
Imperial, Warwick, LBS, Cass and Oxford
7) I am going to apply in Sep/Oct 2013 for R1 (to start school next year)
8) Post-MBA/MS goal is to get into asset/investment management services.
I am mainly targeting MSFin or asset/investment related programs in those schools. Some of them accept fresh grads for MBA, in that case, I will be applying to the MBA program.