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Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2013, 06:24
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.

Post college, worked as a pro-bono consultant for a non-profit, providing consulting and financial planning services to entrepreneurs in low-income areas. Continue to play baseball for a local adult team.

Work Experience:

Boutique Management Consulting firm with an emphasis on the use of "Big Data" and 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, doing analytics work myself and managing data scientists. 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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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2013, 10:27
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Hi,

Thanks for sharing your profile. You've got a strong GMAT (though the verbal score looks a little low - what was the percentile on that?), but as you know, a low GPA. I think your explanation will definitely help though - makes perfect sense that a serious athlete would struggle with time management and sounds like you have an upward trend in your GPA, so that's good. Professionally, your background is strong and it seems like you have strong community and extracurricular activities to boot.

All in all, I think you're right - H/S might be stretches (though perhaps not impossible), and Booth, Wharton, Tuck would be good targets. Darden should be a good safety, but it might be wise to add one or two more as the GPA could matter more than we'd like.

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