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Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2011, 12:39
Please evaluate my profile and provide honest feedback. I have some time before I plan to apply to business school so I would like to use it to improve the weak areas of my application.

Demographic: 24 (26 at matriculation) white male.

Academic: 3.6 GPA, accounting major, small but very competitive liberal arts university
690 GMAT

Work Experience: 1 year in public accounting as an entry level associate (tax)
2 (3 at application time) years as a financial analyst at a private equity firm

Professional: Licensed Certified Public Accountant
Active Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and State CPA society
Currently getting more involved in leadership roles in both soceties

Extracurricular (college): Member of accounting and investing societies
4 year member of varsity football team
Academic All-District football selection

Volunteer : Active member of Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers Big Sisters
Volunteer with Ladder Up organization (tax preparation assistance for low income individuals)
Youth football coach

I will be financing school by myself so I am looking to apply to part time programs so I can continue to work. I live in the Chicagoland area and would like to remain here to pursue an MBA. With that said my (top) schools are limited. I would like to apply to Chicago, Kellogg, and Notre Dame (Mendoza) since they are the three best schools in my geographic area. I know my GMAT can come up a few points, but I think on my absolute best day under the best conditions I could only bring it up to a 710-720. Should I focus my efforts on doing this or trying to strengthen other areas of my application?

Thanks!
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2011, 09:57
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Hi Titan09,

If you only believe you can improve your GMAT score by 20 points, then it is better you spend time on other parts of your application. This being said, if you feel you could increase it by more, remember that a GMAT score is self-reported, so admissions teams will only see your highest score when you apply. There is no harm in taking the test again if you feel you can improve your score.

Hope this was of help.

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