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Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2008, 05:30
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Nationality: Caucasian US Citizen
Age: 29 - will be 30 when classes start in fall 2009
GPA: 3.5 UG (regional state school) BA Business
GPA: 3.8 G (Big 12 state school) MA Economics
GMAT: 730
W/E: Ran a successful start-up career management firm for 5 years
Research: Wrote highly commended thesis for MA in Econ and was an RA for three professors

Targeting Strategy and/or Entrepreneurship PhD programs at following schools:

Carnegie-Mellon
Indiana (Kelley)
Virginia (Darden)
Duke
Vanderbilt
Washington University

Do I have a realistic shot at any of these schools?

Thanks!
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2008, 07:25
Your stats seem pretty good for the range of schools that you are targeting. If you research interest is a good fit, and you can get strong recommendations, I think you should be quite competitive.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2008, 08:54
Thanks TKKOH -

My main concerns are my age and the pedigree of my undergraduate education. I would feel comfortable putting the quality of my UG education up against anybody, but it just doesn't carry the brand name that other applicants will certainly have.

I'll be spending a great deal of time in the upcoming months trying to match research interests and fine-tune my SOP. I'm very confident in my recommendations, so we'll just wait and see what happens.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2008, 18:16
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Thanks TKKOH -

My main concerns are my age and the pedigree of my undergraduate education. I would feel comfortable putting the quality of my UG education up against anybody, but it just doesn't carry the brand name that other applicants will certainly have.

I'll be spending a great deal of time in the upcoming months trying to match research interests and fine-tune my SOP. I'm very confident in my recommendations, so we'll just wait and see what happens.


Why age? I'm not sure I get it.. That said, the "brand name" that _some_ (but not most) other applicants may have may be offset by your MA thesis in a related field, along with a strong SOP and recommendations. I think you stand a good chance at all those schools.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2008, 14:59
I'm doing my PhD in one of the schools that you listed.
- I was 30 when I entered the program.
- I did my UG from an uni. somewhere in the east. It has good reputation, but I don't think it is a "brand-name" sch.
- I didn't have a Master degree to show when I applied.
- I wasn't an RA for 3 professors (although I did some work with a prof for about a year being I applied).
- I was also involved in a start-up for a few years.

The only thing that I trump you is a higher GMAT - just a bit higher... around 70 points more... So I think you are in good shape.




Ok, I'm joking about the 70 points :lol:
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