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Schools: Ross '15 (M)
GMAT 1: 700 Q43 V42
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Profile Evaluation please! [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2010, 07:35
Please tell me what you think about my profile and chances for admission. Thanks!

Education: BA in Economics (minor in Corporate Strategy) from Vanderbilt University - 3.3 cumulative gpa (3.9 minor)
Also, transferred to Vanderbilt after Freshman year (from Virginia Commonwealth University) with a 4.0 gpa.

GMAT: 700 (V: 95%, Q: 67%)

Age at matriculation: 24 y/o male

Current Occupation: Consultant (gov't contractor)

WE at matriculation: 18 months full time (I had a 3 month internship with a multinational firm before taking my current job in December)

EC: Unfortunately, I did not get involved as an undergraduate but since graduating, I've done some mentoring for adults who want to go back to college, organized a fundraiser for the recent Nashville floods (with my local Vandy alumni chapter), and I'm trying to get involved with Make A Wish and another organization.

International experience: Dual citizen (Greece). I lived in Abu Dhabi for 3 years, Greece for 3 years, and had a 3 month internship with a Private Equity firm in Abu Dhabi after my Junior year.

Post-MBA hopes: I am very determined to go into a biotech/medical device strategy within startups. I'm definitely not made for working long-term in a huge corporation (as I am now). I am an entrepreneur at heart (began selling things to classmates in the 5th grade) and would like to get startup experience before starting something myself or joining another early-stage company.

Target Schools: I'm a bit torn at the moment. I know that I want to go into startups directly out of school (probably stage C or so) or even start something myself, so I don't think having over $150k in debt would be a very wise move. I'd also prefer working in a city with a lower cost of living (like Nashville, etc.).

Columbia (ED), Duke (EA), Vanderbilt (EA), UNC, UVa, Michigan, maybe Kellogg, maybe UT Austin

I live in Virginia now so Darden would be good for my cost concerns (although not as great for my career goals). Vandy, Duke, and UNC to have great Healthcare-centric MBA programs with solid Entrepreneurship courses as well. Would I be competitive for the schools on my list? Thanks!
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Re: Profile Evaluation please! [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2010, 14:26
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EChopeful12 wrote:
Please tell me what you think about my profile and chances for admission. Thanks!

Education: BA in Economics (minor in Corporate Strategy) from Vanderbilt University - 3.3 cumulative gpa (3.9 minor)
Also, transferred to Vanderbilt after Freshman year (from Virginia Commonwealth University) with a 4.0 gpa.

GMAT: 700 (V: 95%, Q: 67%)

Age at matriculation: 24 y/o male

Current Occupation: Consultant (gov't contractor)

WE at matriculation: 18 months full time (I had a 3 month internship with a multinational firm before taking my current job in December)

EC: Unfortunately, I did not get involved as an undergraduate but since graduating, I've done some mentoring for adults who want to go back to college, organized a fundraiser for the recent Nashville floods (with my local Vandy alumni chapter), and I'm trying to get involved with Make A Wish and another organization.

International experience: Dual citizen (Greece). I lived in Abu Dhabi for 3 years, Greece for 3 years, and had a 3 month internship with a Private Equity firm in Abu Dhabi after my Junior year.

Post-MBA hopes: I am very determined to go into a biotech/medical device strategy within startups. I'm definitely not made for working long-term in a huge corporation (as I am now). I am an entrepreneur at heart (began selling things to classmates in the 5th grade) and would like to get startup experience before starting something myself or joining another early-stage company.

Target Schools: I'm a bit torn at the moment. I know that I want to go into startups directly out of school (probably stage C or so) or even start something myself, so I don't think having over $150k in debt would be a very wise move. I'd also prefer working in a city with a lower cost of living (like Nashville, etc.).

Columbia (ED), Duke (EA), Vanderbilt (EA), UNC, UVa, Michigan, maybe Kellogg, maybe UT Austin

I live in Virginia now so Darden would be good for my cost concerns (although not as great for my career goals). Vandy, Duke, and UNC to have great Healthcare-centric MBA programs with solid Entrepreneurship courses as well. Would I be competitive for the schools on my list? Thanks!


Thanks for your inquiry. I think Columbia is a big stretch, as is Kellogg, and don't advise your application there. you are more competitive at Duke, Darden, Ross. You are competitive at UNC, Vandy, and UT Austin. You may also want to consider Babson and UCLA. Both are excellent in entrepreneurship, but I am not sure how strong they are in health care management. Cost of living is high, however, in both LA and Boston.

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