Thank you so much Paul. The following is a bunch of info to help with your awesome guidance. Please, let me know if you would like any more info or if there are areas that you feel Iâ€™m lacking. Itâ€™s still a ways out so hopefully there is time to correct things.
WARNING: Sorry for this LONG message. I just figured more information is always better than less information in a case like this.
Applying: 2008 â€“ 2010 class, can postpone if needed
Age: Currently 23, would be 24 at matriculation
GMAT: Took 10/2006 with half-ass studying and received a 580 :O My verbal was really high, but I was something like 37% with math. Yupâ€¦ I thought an undergraduate engineering degree is all I needed for the math. In all my math classes at George Mason I received an A or A+, so it was quite a shock. Iâ€™ve just started the Manhattan GMAT
program and my first initial GMATprep score was 640. Once I relearn the math basics, I expect to see at least a 680.
- Received a 2.7 in my first year of college at UCSB (stupid beach! Ok, so maybe it wasnâ€™t the beaches faultâ€¦) in Computer Science.
- Took a great job opportunity and transferred to the east coast to George Mason (thank goodness for the recent NCAA run, otherwise no one would know this place) in IT. Received a 3.91 (Summa cum Laude) and graduated in the top 2% of engineering graduates, and the top 4% of all graduates.
- Certificate of Business Administration (completed in 2007) from Georgetown University. This is from the continuing education program but is taught by the full-time MBA faculty. Through this program, I have two great faculty contacts, including one who runs the continuing education program.
- Definitely would use a supplemental essay to explain how I essentially â€œwoke upâ€