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Profile Evaluation Request- [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2013, 18:03
I would greatly appreciate any feedback you can provide.Thanks!

1) Brief description of your full-time work experience. What do you do?

3 years experience as a marketing consultant for an internet marketing firm focused on the legal industry. My primary function is generating new business and I've been ranked in the top 1% of the firm's sales force for the past two years.

Prior, I had 2 years experience in the same role at a firm focused on the financial advisor industry. Likewise, I was the #1 rated salesmen both years.

2) Your GMAT.

700 (anticipated)

3) College info: The name of the college, your GPA or grade average, your major, year of graduation. For any graduate degrees, please provide the same info. If you grades are low, please indicate if there were extenuating circumstances.

San Diego Christian College (business administration) - 3.93 gpa , dean's list all 8 semesters, graduated 2nd in Class, Business Major of Year.

4) Significant college and post-college extra-curricular activities or community service, especially leadership experience.

college - founded the college's first Econ/Accounting tutoring program. (I oversaw as well as administered the tutoring)
post college - active in church (lead children's classes), captain of local men's basketball team

5) Important certifications like CFA, CPA, FSA, or CA.

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6) Your target programs.

Fuqua (early action), Kellogg, Marshall, Anderson

7) When you plan to apply? Please specify round and application cycle

R1 2013-2014

7) Your post-MBA goals

Product Management

I would like to work in product management, possibly for a company in the technology sector. I greatly enjoy the entrepreneurial nature of managing a product's life cycle from inception to execution and would like to use my mba to do this on a larger scale.

My problem- I feel that I have an atypical background from many other aspiring applicants. Though I've excelled in every environment, both academically and professionally, I lack the prestigious undergrad and blue chip work experience that is commonly seen in other top applicants. I've always been a big fish in a small pond and fear that I may not fit the mold. Can this be overcome?
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request- [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2013, 09:14
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Hi dgoins,

Thanks for your post. To begin, do not be overly concerned about your undergraduate degree, as there are ways to address this. I recommend you read this case study of an applicant who attended a lesser-known undergraduate university and who was accepted into Columbia and Kellogg:

http://www.stacyblackman.com/2011/10/13 ... e-degrees/

This article should provide some insight into ways you can address this in your application.

We also have free school specific advice for the programs you are interested in here:

Fuqua: http://www.stacyblackman.com/business-s ... uke-fuqua/
Kellogg: http://www.stacyblackman.com/business-s ... uke-fuqua/
Marshall: http://www.stacyblackman.com/business-s ... -marshall/


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