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Hello, looking for an evaluation and a little advice. I got a 680 on the gmat (41 V Quant 42). A little pissed about the quant score considerably lower than I had been scoring (70 to 75% range). I would rather not take it again. I am wondering about my chances at all the top ten, some of top 15 also, schools. I have 3.92 GPA at a state school, my major is business economics. I have taken a fair amount of quantitative classes and aced all of them. Here is my resume :
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration May 2013 Major: Business Economics GPA: 3.92 Relevant Coursework: Economics of Strategy, Managerial Accounting, Quantitative Financial Management, Marketing, Honors English, Intermediate Macro and Micro Economics
JP Morgan FADP Summer Internship Program Intern •Owned the General Ledger reconciliation process for Government and Agency bond products, working alongside with Product Controllers •Tracked daily repo and repurchase trades and helped move trades off of balance sheet during month end process •Rated 5/5 on End of Summer Evaluation and awarded Intern Excellence award for my work throughout the summer
Blackbaud Europe Intern •Worked on the Financial Control team for the London Office •Conducted financial analytics and reporting as well as forecasting •Worked alongside upper management on crucial financial documents
Score Consulting Internship Intern •Learned from mentors with years of experience from all over the nation, including CFO's and other highly successful business people •Evaluated business plan with both clients and mentor and developed actionable plans and solutions
•Intrafraternity Council- Athletics Chairman; 01/10- 12/10 • Mock Trial- Prosecution Captain; 09/09-05/10 •SOPHOS Sophomore Honorary Group- Member; 04/10-05/11 •Student Health and Recreation Fee Advisory Board- Head Chairman; 01/11-05/11
• Excellence Award Scholarship; 07/09- present •Academic Year Academic Distinction; 05/10, 05/11 •Top Attorney in Mock Trial Round; 10/09 •Selected for Final Round of Business Math Competition; 10/10
•Proficient in Windows Office and Microsoft XP. Familiar with accounting platform SAP
•Studied at the University of Westminster in the Spring of 2012. Relevant Coursework: International Economics and Operations Management, also participated in an internship
I'd like to apply to NYU, Cornell, and Harvard as a reach. Wondering how my chances are and what I might be able to do to improve, I will be working for JP Morgan when I graduate. Thanks so much for your help!
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25 Mar 2013, 10:17
You don't really have the credentials to warrant an "early" invitation to b-school (early = before you log 2-5 years of work experience). REally, out of your list only the HBS 2+2 program is designed for freshly minted undergrads, and you would need a considerably higher GMAT and perhaps more unusual achievements and a compelling reason for why now is the right time for you to go to school and not later like everyone else in order to get the attention of this very highly competitive program. Even though the 2+2 and similar programs such as Yale Silver Scholars target new grads, they still require you to break out with a couple years work experience before they will grant the degree. Better to log a couple of impactful years at the bank first and then go back to school--you will be better prepared and likely have an easier run at your target schools.
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25 Mar 2013, 13:49
Hello, sorry my original post was a bit unclear. I was wondering how my profile looked assuming I would be applying in 2-3 years. I.E should I strongly consider retaking GMAT or will my quant grades be enough to qualm any of those concerns, further what types of things could I do in the next few years to make my application stick out. Thanks!