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Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 07 May 2013, 20:40
Hello,

I was hoping to get feedback on my profile.

1). White female, third year investment banking analyst at a bulge bracket bank BofA/Barclays/Deutsche in a coverage group, had a marketing job and a research assistant in a lab job in college. Ranked one of the top analysts, will have good recs.
2). GMAT 740 cumulative, 49 Q, 46 V
3). Graduated from a top 10 university UChicago/Northwestern/Duke with a double major in psychology and political science. Cummulative GPA 3.32, switched major before senior year from Economics to political science. Have a D and an F in economics (sophomore and junior year), D in regular calculus, C in multivariable. However, (overloading, taking 5 classes) got 4.0 both semesters of senior year and have 3.93 major GPA in political science and 3.48 in psychology. Got A's in statistics and accounting senior year.
4). In college, did a well-known prestigious civic engagement program after sophomore year, was involved on the executive board of the investment club. Post college, involved in company's charity work; fluent in Polish, Russian
5). Series 7, 63
6). Targets: Columbia and NYU. Will likely be applying R1 2013-2014. Will also be applying to Kellogg, Booth, Fuqua, Tuck, Yale, Cornell and Emory.
7). Private Equity

Any feedback would be much appreciated!

Thank you!
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 13 May 2013, 18:29
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The gap in your candidacy is clearly the Ds and Fs, and the C. What is the overall cumulative GPA? You are going to have to really tell your story about this well. Obviously you got a bulge bracket job out of school despite those grades- what was your story to them? You need to use this as an opportunity to show a path, how you have matured, how you persevere, turn this "weakness" into a strength. If there was something "personal" behind those grades, I would share. But, above all else, make your self look stable. The grades give cause for concern. I would emphasize your performance reviews of the past three years as evidence of your ability to excel for an extended period of time.

As for the extracurriculars, emphasize your leadership roles within them and the initiatives you took, and any innovations. You want to emphasize your leadership qualities here, and via your work experiences.

Lastly, why an MBA? Your profile reads that you want to transition form IB to PE? Why do you need an MBA to do so? You need to answer this for the AdCom.
Also, brainstorm what differentiates you from the other IB candidates applying to these schools. How will you uniquely add to the classroom?

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