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New post 14 May 2010, 09:25
Thank you in advance for the evaluation!

Please note, I plan on applying this fall for the JD/MBA program at Columbia. I am already in the Law School and start in August. I just want to start thinking about recommenders & what else I should do to strengthen my application (and perhaps what to leave off). Also, thinking that I might have to retake the GMAT,

Age: 24
Gender: Male
Nationality: Cuban-American
Undergraduate: {Top Liberal Arts School} c/o 2008, Economics and Spanish Double Major
GPA: 3.56
GMAT: 680 (46Quant/ 37Verbal), 5.5 AWA

Work Experience:
Comag Marketing Group subsidiary of Hearst Publishing - Work on the client side of newsstand circulation as an associate account manager primarily on the Reader's Digest (and associated titles) account. Primary responsibilities include distribution and sales analysis along with managing the newsstand print orders and dealling with adhoc requests from the publisher/client. I do not have anyone directly under me however, I coordinate these processes with a large field force (wholesale and retail reps).

Other Experiences/Activites (all while in undergrad):
•Coordinator for Second Mile Program, a college mentoring program for disadvantaged, inner-city children. Responsible for mentoring children, recruiting student mentors, organizing activities and transportation.
• Member of Varsity Football Team, 2004 and 2007 Centennial Conference Champions. Dedicated 25 – 30 hrs/week in-season to practices, tape review, meetings and weight training. Dedicated 8-15 hrs/week during off-season to weight training/conditioning and spring practices.
• Volunteer in tax return preparation program for low-income taxpayers (VITA/TCE certified).
• Member of La Comunidad Latina (campus organization for Hispanic students)
•One of the founding members of The Health and Fitness Club at my school.

School List: Basically I am only considering columbia as I will already be enrolled at the law school.

So I know that my GMAT is low. Assuming I can get the quantitative score back to 46 on a retake I know I can significantly improve the verbal score (received a 174 on LSAT). However, I would appreciate if you could give me an idea of competitive my app looks right now and/or basically what I would need to get on the GMAT to have a good chance at admission. I really want the JD/MBA as I really want to study and eventually work in SecuritesRegulation/Financial Reform. Think Big Law and eventually maybe transferring to the SEC/Treasury Department, and maybe eventually in house counsel at a large corporation. But in the short term I know what I want to study and feel that a better understanding of complex financial transactions and concepts would be extremely helpful in the future. I will have 2 years and 3 months of work experience by the time I start law school and send in my b school application.

I really appreciate any feedback and thatnk in advance.
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New post 14 May 2010, 17:48
Have you taken any instruction in the verbal portion of the test? I think you have a very good resume. The verbal portion is my strong point and I can say that for me it is simply readability. The problem is that idioms do not translate well. One can speak excellent English and have trouble with these idiomatic expressions. IMHO the sentence correction is too English-centric. Again this will help me but it is not fair to non-native English speakers or even those with more than one language. I would strongly recommend a tutor or at least an instructional program for you. This might even help you in law school where the language specifics are often so important.

Good Luck
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