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Profile Evaluation Request - Low GPA with an upward rise [#permalink]
01 Dec 2010, 20:23
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 LSU
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: Gain a position in a finance leadership development program with a major oil and gas company.
Re: Profile Evaluation Request - Low GPA with an upward rise [#permalink]
03 Dec 2010, 14:18
Yes, you're targeting the right range of schools, and you should be able to get into at least some of them. It really comes down to how well you execute the applications -- and don't worry about your GPA. It is what it is, and all you can do is just acknowledge that it wasn't too hot in the beginning, but you managed to recover thereafter and have been on a roll since. In fact, I wouldn't even consider your "reach" list to be reaches at all - I think you should be competitive for them (and therefore you can probably drop 1-2 schools from your so-called "target" as they're more likely to be safeties for you).