Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 21 Oct 2014, 05:58

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Profile Evaluation Please (25 yrs, 730 GMAT)

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 30 Jul 2013
Posts: 4
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V46
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Profile Evaluation Please (25 yrs, 730 GMAT) [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2013, 13:22
1) Brief description of your full-time work experience. What do you do?
2 years as an investment consultant at one of the world's largest asset management companies. I work directly with sales and end clients to identify a client's need/ask and provide an investment solution. Will have 3 years of experience upon applying next year. Worked in SF for 2 years, and will be moving to an office on the east coast before the end of 2013 to initiate our team's presence in that office.

2) Your GMAT.
730 (Q45/V44). I got an 800 on Math SAT, in case there are concerns about my Q score.

3) College info: The name of the college, your GPA or grade average, your major, year of graduation.
Notre Dame. GPA: 3.18. Finance Major. Graduated May 2011. My business school GPA (3.4) was higher than my overall GPA (3.18). I struggled with non-business class requirements like philosophy and theology.

4) Significant college and post-college extra-curricular activities or community service, especially leadership experience.
-Raised over $10,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by competing in triathlons through Team In Training.
-Created and launched my own iPhone app game.


5) Important certifications like CFA, CPA, FSA, or CA.
Level 2 CFA candidate. Failed level 2 in June (Band 10, barely missed it) and will take again next year.

6) Your target programs.
Wharton, Stanford, HBS, Booth, Columbia

7) When you plan to apply? Please specify round and application cycle, for example R1 2013-14 or R3 2012-13.
Plan to apply R1 2014-2015.

8) Your post-MBA goal.
Either 1) something more on the individual security analysis level like a hedge fund or portfolio manager or 2) something for an actual consulting company (BCG, Bain, McKinsey) where clients are specifically paying for the consulting experience and there is more leeway to provide honest advice.

I'd like to know whether or not my target programs are realistic and any weaknesses that might stand out on my application, or strengths that I should highlight?

Thanks,
Dan
Kaplan Promo CodeKnewton GMAT Discount CodesManhattan GMAT Discount Codes
Expert Post
Admissionado
User avatar
Joined: 30 Nov 2009
Posts: 3327
Location: Chicago, IL
Schools: Brown University, Harvard Business School
Followers: 44

Kudos [?]: 559 [0], given: 30

Re: Profile Evaluation Please (25 yrs, 730 GMAT) [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2013, 22:51
Expert's post
Hey there Dan,

Soooooooo your biggest weakness in your profile (as maybe you guessed) is your GPA. Although it's not so low that it kills your chances at these schools, but it makes things harder. Also, coming from non ivy league makes things harder.

But it seems like you made up for it both on the GMAT and in your work experience. Your industry is for sure good, but I don't really know enough about the company, your work, and your progress within the company to say HOW strong it may or may not be, and all these things are pretty darn important. I mean you are talking about applying to THE top programs, and not so surprisingly, everyone has a 730 and a good job, so you will need to have more than that. Your fundraising venture is fantastic. Way too few candidates apply with real volunteer work, and the actual realworld money you have raised looks good.

What are your chances at H/S/W???? At this moment it's still a bit tough to say, as I'm missing detail on your leadership, achievements, and the stuff I mentioned above. I would say that Top 10 should be within reach though, (although it would still be a good idea to choose one or two safe schools, just in case).

The great thing is that you have veeery cleverly started this process very very early, and you have tons of time to strategize and think, which should give you the best results.

Best,
JF
_________________

Jon Frank
Founder, Admissionado

Admissionado.com

If you like the post, give it a KUDOS!

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile Evaluation Please (25 yrs, 730 GMAT) domer11 1 14 Oct 2013, 13:22
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile Evaluation Please (25 yrs, 730 GMAT) domer11 1 14 Oct 2013, 11:18
Profile Evaluation (730 GMAT/3 yrs WE) adi9 0 17 Jun 2013, 21:36
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile Evaluation (730 GMAT/3 yrs WE) adi9 1 17 Jun 2013, 21:30
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile Evaluation (730 GMAT/3 yrs WE) adi9 1 17 Jun 2013, 21:30
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Profile Evaluation Please (25 yrs, 730 GMAT)

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: JonAdmissionado



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.