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Profile Evaluation Request (Very low GPA, Very high GMAT) [#permalink]
03 Dec 2013, 14:56
Hi, I'm a 28-year-old female with a profile that is a bit all over the place, and I'm hoping someone can evaluate my school selection and/or offer suggestions on schools I might want to look at, given my profile.
Also any other analysis or comments on application strategy is also always welcome!
Thanks so much![/b]
MARKETING & I.T. COORDINATOR, for a national law firm - 3 years experience
Marketing Functions: Printed and online marketing materials redesign and maintenance, business development - RFP bids, firm & partner business plans, conferences/speaking opportunities advice and coordination, maintain list of key contacts for current and target clients.
IT Functions: Troubleshooting, training, and strategic advice for all hardware and software in Princeton and Philly offices, coordination with various IT vendors/service providers.
760 - V: 44, Q: 49, IR: 7, AWA: 5.5
V: 166 (96th%), Q: 168 (96th%), AWA: 3.5
BRYN MAWR COLLEGE - B.A. in MATHEMATICS - GPA: 2.3
Note: In addition to my abysmal GPA, I also a have large gap in my education timeline: I should have graduated in 2008 but was short 1 semester's worth of credits, which I had intended to take off-campus the following semester for transfer and promptly finish up. Things did not go as planned and despite lacking a degree, I ended up working full-time and beginning my career. Then in January 2013, I decided to go back full-time to Bryn Mawr and I finally completed my degree. (Unfortunately, there are no extenuating circumstances that led to my poor academic performance other than immaturity and a perceived lack of existential purpose.)
Bryn Mawr Residential Council, Elected Co-President
Student Government Association, Bryn Mawr Boad of Trustees Finance Committee, Athletic Association, NCAA Field Hockey TeamNCAA Indoor and Outdoor Track Team
First choice school is CMU-Tepper
Other schools I am considering: George Washington, Georgetown, Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern, Babson, Baruch College, U of Marland - Smith, Johns Hopkins - Carey
 Applying Round 2 this year.
Career change to Consulting - Specifically to work either in the Corp. Social Responsibility department of a large consulting firm or at a CSR-specialized boutique consulting firm. Interested in consulting business strategy/development for consumer products/services companies and/or non-profits.
Re: Profile Evaluation Request (Very low GPA, Very high GMAT) [#permalink]
20 Dec 2013, 12:19
Thanks for posting. Congratulations on your excellent GMAT score. Your numbers indicate that you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA program.
About your candidacy, I recommend you read this case study of a candidate with a sub 3.0 GPA who was accepted into a top MBA program. It should provide insight into your application, as your undergraduate GPA is something I recommend you address in your personal essays: http://www.stacyblackman.com/client-stories/
HBS: Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems : Growing income inequality, poor or declining educational systems, unequal access to affordable health care and the fear of continuing economic distress...