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Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 14:08
Hi Jon -

Thanks in advance for any advice.

24/White/Male - Looking to apply Fall 2013 for 2014 matriculation.

Education:

Ivy league undergrad (not HYP), double major in Economics and Psychology. ~3.0 GPA

GMAT:

740 (Q50, V40), 97% percentile

Extra Curricular:

In college, was a four year varsity athlete on a conference championship team. I am hoping to partially explain my low GPA through inefficient time-management during my first two years of school. I struggled to balance athletics with 15+ practice hours a week, year round, and a demanding course load. However, I learned from those first two years, practicing much better time-management during my final two years, as evidenced by my significantly higher GPA junior year, and even higher GPA senior year.

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Boutique Management Consulting firm with an emphasis on the use of analytics to solve client problems, 2 years (3 by the time I matriculate). Projects have been varied but have been Strategy/Operations focused for Fortune 500 clients, with heavy use of analytics to add-value for clients. Played a leading role on multiple cases, and was promoted to an associate position early. I am looking to get an MBA as I feel as if I could learn a lot on how to apply my analytic skill set on a larger scale. I want to continue in consulting after my MBA, preferably for one of the larger firms, with a long-term career goal of becoming a COO for a major company.

Wanted to get your thoughts on my odds at getting into a top 10 B-school. I think Harvard/Stanford might be a stretch, but I really like Booth/Wharton/Darden/Tuck and would like to hear your thoughts on my odds of getting into those schools.

Any help or advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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From what I see here I think you even have a shot at H/S.. So I wouldn't call it a "stretch" just, "challenging". True that your GPA could be better, but you DO have the varsity athlete thing, and esp. if you played for a team, I think the AdComs can be a lot more forgiving (they also like sports people). You didn't make any mention of your volunteer work or extra curriculars besides sports, and these things can help if you have them. But otherwise, graduation from Ivy League + 740 + Fast promotion in consulting definitely makes you a contender for Top schools, and if you can write passionate fascinating essays, even H/S can be possible.

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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2013, 08:20
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From what I see here I think you even have a shot at H/S.. So I wouldn't call it a "stretch" just, "challenging". True that your GPA could be better, but you DO have the varsity athlete thing, and esp. if you played for a team, I think the AdComs can be a lot more forgiving (they also like sports people). You didn't make any mention of your volunteer work or extra curriculars besides sports, and these things can help if you have them. But otherwise, graduation from Ivy League + 740 + Fast promotion in consulting definitely makes you a contender for Top schools, and if you can write passionate fascinating essays, even H/S can be possible.

Hope this helps!



Hi Jon -


Thanks for the advice. I've been thinking about taking a continuing education class to show adcoms that I am academically inclined and my poor GPA was a result of poor time-management freshman and sophomore year. However, I don't think I need to prove my quant abilities, given the quant-heavy nature of my job and my Q50 gmat score. Would it be worth it to take a class in philosophy (a huge interest of mine), or should I stick to taking a quant class directly applicable to b-school?

In terms of extra curricular's, I continue to play baseball on a local team, work with a non-profit doing pro-bono consulting work, and am the head of athletics and recruiting at my firm.


Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2013, 23:27
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MMMM, Well, I don't know if you need to take an extra class or two or even if it will help (although if it interests you by all means! :) I mean the Adcoms, and especially at top schools tend to take the viewpoint of "your GPA is your GPA" and unless you have some extraordinary stories (you know, you were an orphaned foreigner supporting themselves with two jobs simultaneously) they don't really care that much about the reasons. More important is that you show intellectual and academic success in all else you did (Gmat? check!)

Otherwise you seem to be in quite good shape. Don't know if there's much you can do now to boost your profile other than get promoted?? :) And maybe try and visit some of the schools you want to apply to while they are in Spring session.

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