Hi Stacy Blackman
As you have probably gathered by the header, my profile is a bit "white bread." I matriculated from college a year ago and plan on applying in 2 more (for a total of 3 years of experience at time of application). Here is the breakdown as it stands.
BA Quantitative Economics, minor in Math from a top 50 US Undergrad Bschool
3.74 GPA, 3.9 in-major, 3.9 in-minor
Econ medal winner (highest avg in economics)
740 GMAT (With some studying and retake, I could
bring this to a 770+... but I'm not sold on the value of doing so)
Middle-office financial control (credit risk management) role at a top-2 Bulge Bracket bank (MS/Goldman)
Doing a great job so far. Natural leader so I'm always taking initiative w/ more responsibility, projects, etc. I'll just continue to work hard and should have very strong letters of rec
On a charity committee at work to increase participation in our office. It's quickly becoming a passion. I regularly volunteer with 4 charities.
My greatest weakness:
Nothing "gold-plated" on my resume. Great academic track record at a non-target school. Great employer in a non-target role.
I am an avid guitarist and also very involved with health and fitness. Perhaps there is a way to work some of this in as a plus.
I am very interested in moving into a corporate strategy (read: think tank) or corporate development role. I am hoping for Columbia early decision and will also be applying to Wharton and Tuck as reach schools. More in my "range" (I hope) are Duke and UVA.
What are my odds? What can I improve? I am all ears and am open to ideas.