Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 26 Jul 2014, 07:15

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Profile Evaluation Request - Low GPA

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 24
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Profile Evaluation Request - Low GPA [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2010, 10:07
Hi,

Can someone please comment on my profile and chances for admission.

Stats:
White male
28
4.5 years work experience
GMAT 1 - 610
GMAT 2 - 690
Overall GPA - 2.95
Major GPA - 3.57
Last 84 hours GPA - 3.45
BS in Construction Management from a state school

Education:
I really struggle in my first 2 years of college. Earning 4 D's and 2 F's in the easiest classes. This was completely due to my immaturity. After receiving my final grades the semester I failed two classes, I had an epiphany that either I needed to straighten up my grades and actually graduate or go find full time employment. My parents told me to find employment because they would not support me any longer because of my poor grades. So for my final 6 semesters of school I worked full time while taking a full time class load to pay for school. I managed to achieve a 3.45 GPA for the last 84 hours of classes.

Work Experience:
4.5 years of experience with a major oil and gas company working as a construction representative. As a construction rep I have managed offshore construction projects such as the installation of caissons/platforms ranging from $3-8 million, repairs of damaged structures. I have also managed the compliance underwater inspection program which consist of planning, scheduling, and coordinating the program to comply with government standards.

Extra-Curricular:
- Participate in companies local area flag football team
- Serve food to hungry college students 1 Sunday a month
- Volunteer for Junior Achievement to teach students about personal finances
- Rebuilding America when I have time

Post-MBA goals:
Gain a position in a finance leadership development program with a major oil and gas company.

Schools:
Reach: UVA, Duke, CMU,
Target: Vanderbilt, Indiana, UNC
Safety: Not sure if I would have any based on my trascript

My top choice would be Vanderbilt based on location.

Would I stand any chance with the schools listed above? Are there any other schools that I should consider?

Thank you for any comments.
Kaplan Promo CodeKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Expert Post
Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant
User avatar
Affiliations: Veritas Prep
Joined: 25 Jul 2010
Posts: 1315
Followers: 34

Kudos [?]: 124 [0], given: 3

GMAT Tests User
Re: Profile Evaluation Request - Low GPA [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2010, 11:18
Expert's post
The longer you are out of school, the less GPA applies and the more your WE factors in. Since your bad grades were early in your college career, and since your Major GPA is considerably higher, you demonstrate a very typical "turn around" situation that many applicants find themselves in. In other words, they shouldn't hold it against you if your story is compelling and you are passionate about why you want to go there.
_________________

Bryant Michaels
Veritas Prep | Admissions Consultant

Enroll now. Pay later. Take advantage of Veritas Prep's flexible payment plan options.

Veritas Prep Reviews

Re: Profile Evaluation Request - Low GPA   [#permalink] 03 Dec 2010, 11:18
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Low GPA profile evaluation request JDonaghy13 0 24 Apr 2013, 04:56
Profile Evaluation Request- Engineer/690/Low GPA johnnyGMAT2k10 2 05 Jul 2011, 17:07
Profile Evaluation Request- Engineer/690/Low GPA johnnyGMAT2k10 0 02 Jul 2011, 06:56
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile Evaluation Request - Low GPA teshs84 1 03 Dec 2010, 06:47
Profile Evaluation Request - Low GPA with an upward rise dpetty2 3 01 Dec 2010, 20:23
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Profile Evaluation Request - Low GPA

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.