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Profile Evaluation - Thai - 700gmat/3.7GPA MA, 3.4 GPA BA,

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Profile Evaluation - Thai - 700gmat/3.7GPA MA, 3.4 GPA BA, [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2013, 10:35
1) Work Experience: 6 yrs in NYC
Current Employer: Top 10 European Corporate and Investment Bank.
Global Credit Management - 3 years
Loan Syndications and Trading - 2+ years (now an Associate)

2) GMAT.
700 GMAT 47math/39 verbal

3) College info:
3.4 GPA at a top 30 university in U.S.

4) Graduate School: Masters in Economics and Finance at the same school (BA/MA): 3.7 GPA

5) Significant college and post-college extra-curricular activities or community service

College:
Events Coordinator at International Club
Board Member of South East Asian Club
Investment Club - Analyst

Post college:
Career Services Mentor for my undergraduate school (5 years)
3 years of mentoring high school students (3 hours a week)

Other: Grew up in Thailand (consider myself thai, although I’m ethnically Chinese).
Fully recovered from Guillain-Barre Syndrome (Was out of work on disability for 4.5 months), which happens to 1 in 100,000 globally every year. Lower body was partially paralyzed.
Now part of the GBS/CIDP foundation, a support group helping people impacted by this disease.
6) Target programs.
Columbia (J Term), Haas, Kellogg, Sloan, Stern, and Duke

7) Strong, personable work recommendations from supervisors

8) Post-MBA goal.

My father has a mid-sized, education-focused technology company in Bangkok, Thailand. The company recently suffered its first quarterly loss in 11 years. Post MBA I will go back to Thailand to help revive the family business.

Longterm - Expand business overseas and determine new strategic vision of business.
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Re: Profile Evaluation - Thai - 700gmat/3.7GPA MA, 3.4 GPA BA, [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2013, 01:35
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Overall I like your profile a lot,
You come in with good solid NYC banking experience, as a Thai applicant (trust me, this is easier than being a Chinese applicant!), with what I see at least two fantastic stories - that of your recovery from paralysis, and that of your dream of making the family business work. So I feel like you have a lot of good materials to work with, and if you can translate this into fantastic essays and recommendations, I think you can do quite well, even with your somewhat tough school list.

Two notes about your goals:
1. One thing that will help you a lot is if you can get across first of all the DEEP persona significance of your goals.. the family legacy, carrying the torch, your pride for the future, and your plan for the next generation.
2. Just as important is how BIG the firm is, and how much CONCRETE potential the Adcoms perceive it has. If they think you could be the next Amazon, you will do well. Sooo, use as much as possible concrete facts, results, projections, and business plans when discussing your plans for the future.

Hope this helps! and if you have any other questions, let me know!
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Re: Profile Evaluation - Thai - 700gmat/3.7GPA MA, 3.4 GPA BA, [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2013, 13:28
John.

Your insight is helpful. Even though I'm Thai, I'm a bit concerned about my below average GMAT and undergrad GPA coming from a highly competitive profile (Asian Male in Finance). I just hope some of my tough target schools won't cut me off immediately when they look at the stats. Is this something that needs to be addressed in an optional essay?

I'll do my best to leverage the strengths of my application and show I can make a difference at the schools.

Thanks!
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Re: Profile Evaluation - Thai - 700gmat/3.7GPA MA, 3.4 GPA BA, [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2013, 22:56
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Calvinbabushca wrote:
John.

Your insight is helpful. Even though I'm Thai, I'm a bit concerned about my below average GMAT and undergrad GPA coming from a highly competitive profile (Asian Male in Finance). I just hope some of my tough target schools won't cut me off immediately when they look at the stats. Is this something that needs to be addressed in an optional essay?

I'll do my best to leverage the strengths of my application and show I can make a difference at the schools.

Thanks!


Weeeeeell, I don't know about "below average".. I mean you are what... 5 maybe 10 points below average to SOME of the schools? It's all right. You passed the 700 water-line, and from now on it's gonna be your essays and recs which gotta carry the rest of the weight. Yes, you are Asian and in finance, but things tend to go more by country than region (and you are neither Chinese nor Indian) PLUS your WE is in the lovely NYC... (and I'm assuming you can get the relevant and awesome recs).

I still think you have a shot, so go for it!
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