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Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2014, 14:12
Greetings!

This is a semi-profile evaluation as I will post most of my current attributes. However, I have not yet taken my GMAT but have been studying for 2 months and will take the exam in 1 month and a half. For that part of the evaluation, it would be helpful to receive feedback on what my target score should be. I appreciate the help and feedback!

I am a Mexican-American, Hispanic; Although I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico for 15 years of my life in the city from which my parents are from. I later moved to the US and finished high school and attended Texas A&M University. I am currently a Master's student at Texas A&M University. I received my undergraduate bachelor's degree in Information and Operations Management here at Texas A&M as well and enrolled in the MS-MIS Masters program right away. I will be graduating this May 2014 and I am actually wanting to apply to the final rounds of the deferred admissions program (2+2) for several top schools.

It has been my goal to attend top business schools for my MBA such as Stanford, Harvard, Wharton, Sloan, Kellogg, Booth, etc.

My undergraduate (Major) GPA was a 3.8, and an (Overall) 3.53 GPA.
My current GPA for my MS is a 4.0

During my undergrad I had 2 internship opportunities, one at a leading electrical distributor's IT department in their ITLP (Information Technology Leadership Program) and another at KPMG in their Technology Advisory Services.
I have accepted this past semester a full-time job starting in September with Deloitte Consulting.

During my undergrad I was involved in several extracurricular organizations and was an officer in my most active one, Latin Economics and Business Association. During my MS year's I began a Consulting Club and have been the President of that organization for 2 semesters. I am also working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Department of Information and Operations Management at my school.

Also, during my undergrad I was able to go study abroad to a top-Asian business school, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, for 6 months. I took 4 classes and achieved a 3.83 GPA that semester.

On top of all that, I am an outgoing person with interests in business, music, tech, and cinema. I like hanging out with friends and like to give back to the community through volunteering services. During my internships in the summer I volunteered at local food banks and children's clubs. I have also just bought and finalized plans to spend this summer (my last) in Panama volunteering at an orphanage near Panama City for 3 months.

As I said, I am taking the GMAT in about a month and a half and will apply to the final rounds of the deferred programs. Considering my background, do I have a shot at these top schools, and if so, what GMAT would most be beneficial to my application? Also, what would be the least GMAT score that I could score that would still allow me to have a shot?

Thank you for your time and consideration, I am looking forward to a response!
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2014, 02:20
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Greetings!

This is a semi-profile evaluation as I will post most of my current attributes. However, I have not yet taken my GMAT but have been studying for 2 months and will take the exam in 1 month and a half. For that part of the evaluation, it would be helpful to receive feedback on what my target score should be. I appreciate the help and feedback!

I am a Mexican-American, Hispanic; Although I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico for 15 years of my life in the city from which my parents are from. I later moved to the US and finished high school and attended Texas A&M University. I am currently a Master's student at Texas A&M University. I received my undergraduate bachelor's degree in Information and Operations Management here at Texas A&M as well and enrolled in the MS-MIS Masters program right away. I will be graduating this May 2014 and I am actually wanting to apply to the final rounds of the deferred admissions program (2+2) for several top schools.

It has been my goal to attend top business schools for my MBA such as Stanford, Harvard, Wharton, Sloan, Kellogg, Booth, etc.

My undergraduate (Major) GPA was a 3.8, and an (Overall) 3.53 GPA.
My current GPA for my MS is a 4.0

During my undergrad I had 2 internship opportunities, one at a leading electrical distributor's IT department in their ITLP (Information Technology Leadership Program) and another at KPMG in their Technology Advisory Services.
I have accepted this past semester a full-time job starting in September with Deloitte Consulting.

During my undergrad I was involved in several extracurricular organizations and was an officer in my most active one, Latin Economics and Business Association. During my MS year's I began a Consulting Club and have been the President of that organization for 2 semesters. I am also working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Department of Information and Operations Management at my school.

Also, during my undergrad I was able to go study abroad to a top-Asian business school, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, for 6 months. I took 4 classes and achieved a 3.83 GPA that semester.

On top of all that, I am an outgoing person with interests in business, music, tech, and cinema. I like hanging out with friends and like to give back to the community through volunteering services. During my internships in the summer I volunteered at local food banks and children's clubs. I have also just bought and finalized plans to spend this summer (my last) in Panama volunteering at an orphanage near Panama City for 3 months.

As I said, I am taking the GMAT in about a month and a half and will apply to the final rounds of the deferred programs. Considering my background, do I have a shot at these top schools, and if so, what GMAT would most be beneficial to my application? Also, what would be the least GMAT score that I could score that would still allow me to have a shot?

Thank you for your time and consideration, I am looking forward to a response!


Hello there dude,
So you seem to have a nice profile to being with. Your UG grades are good, your Masters grades are excellent. Applying as a Mexian-American will be helpful. At the same time, the likes of Stanford deferred and HBS 2+2 are amongst the most competitive in the world, and I don't yet see the leadership or volunteer work that can often accompany a successful 2+2 application. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it's gonna be tough. GMAT of course is VITAL! And if you can beat a 710-720 it will help you a LOT in convincing the schools of your potential. At the same time, you should think about WHY you want to do these sorts of programs immediately after completing your Masters rather than working 2-3 years and then applying to a regular MBA program (besides the obvious advantage of security).

But you are definitely most right in that first you should concentrate on your GMAT. Good luck! And let me know how you do, and if you have any more questions, just drop a line,

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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2014, 10:40
JonAdmissionado wrote:

Hello there dude,
So you seem to have a nice profile to being with. Your UG grades are good, your Masters grades are excellent. Applying as a Mexian-American will be helpful. At the same time, the likes of Stanford deferred and HBS 2+2 are amongst the most competitive in the world, and I don't yet see the leadership or volunteer work that can often accompany a successful 2+2 application. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it's gonna be tough. GMAT of course is VITAL! And if you can beat a 710-720 it will help you a LOT in convincing the schools of your potential. At the same time, you should think about WHY you want to do these sorts of programs immediately after completing your Masters rather than working 2-3 years and then applying to a regular MBA program (besides the obvious advantage of security).

But you are definitely most right in that first you should concentrate on your GMAT. Good luck! And let me know how you do, and if you have any more questions, just drop a line,

Best,
JF


Hi Jon,

Thanks a lot for the response, I really appreciate it! I will definitely let you know how my GMAT score comes out to be once I take it. Also, just to clarify, I don't plan on getting my MBA right after my MS-MIS, the 2+2 program, if accepted, requires you to work for 2 years and then go to HBS for your MBA (hence another 2 years). I would really like to get an MBA because I have focused on what I really enjoy and have a passion for, technology, however I would like to dive into the business/finance aspect of it as well to be able to align technology strategies to overall organizational business strategies.

On another note, is there something you could recommend for improving the leadership/vounteering aspect of my profile? What really stands out or could greatly improve an applications in those factors?
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2014, 01:10
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Hey dude,
To clarify, what I meant is the difference between applying immediately when you graduate or after you have worked. One of the reasons 2+2 is sooo tough to get into is because everyone wants the guarantee of getting into HBS without having had to prove themselves at work, buuuuuuut at the same time when you apply to regular MBA programs you have a lot more options. So what I mean is just that you should totally go for it and give it your best, but don't bank on it. :)

As for the leadership/volunteer aspect, it's something they look for a lot. Also to have a good amount of extra currics. I mean there are people apply to HBS 2+2 who had some important posts in Student GO, were involved in politics, volunteered for the Red Cross, in addition to great grades, GMAT and internship. It doesn't have to be these things - there are plenty of options - people who won special awards, invented stuff, already started up a firm. But all these extras really help you stand out when there isn't much work experience to base yourself off,

Hope this helps!
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