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Profile for peer review - thanks in advance!

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Joined: 26 Oct 2009
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Schools: Fuqua Class of 2012
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Profile for peer review - thanks in advance! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2009, 09:17
Thanks in advance! I'm in the midst of my first application season and am sending out my second app today. Any insight on the suitability of my selected schools and possible prospective chances would be greatly appreciated. Here's my lineup:

Fuqua: Already applied EA
Darden: R1
UNC KF: R2
Johnson: R2

Scott S
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25 (26 at matriculation)
Caucasian - US
GMAT: 710 (Q40, V47, AWA 6). Can craft a strong argument based on undergrad and work/certifications experience that I can handle the quantitative rigors of an MBA program.
Undergrad: 3.46 BS Accounting, The College of New Jersey
Additional: Licensed CPA, Active

Work:
- Public Accounting (Big 4 - Audit, Tax) for 2.5 years (Up to 3 direct reports)
- With an eventual switch to general management in mind, moved to an accounting management position in a Fortune 50 company earlier this year (2 direct reports). Will have 15 months by matriculation.

Career Goals:
- Leadership Development Program within the healthcare sector. Had a great internship at Johnson & Johnson, served for 1.5 years on the Schering-Plough/Merck audit teams. Will be looking to use my accounting base while expanding on my current narrow focus.

Community/Extracurricular:
- Treasurer/Financial Officer for a church ($125K annual budget)
- Founded a competitive Club Cycling Team as undergrad
- Regular speaker for state accounting society. Maintained a blog documenting experiences with CPA exam that has now received 50,000+ hits.

Recommendations:
- Partner, Big 4 firm - Higher level, but worked significantly with and maintain a close personal friendship with as well
- Senior Consultant, Big 4 firm - Immediate supervisor on my largest client, received numerous accolades under.
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Re: Profile for peer review - thanks in advance! [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2009, 04:43
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I think you have a great profile. Solid GMAT, good GPA, great extracurricular activities, feasible career goals, probably strong letters of recommendation... If I were you, I'd maybe even apply to another top 10 school aside from Duke. Seems like you want to stay on the eastcoast. Maybe Tuck or Stern could be a potential 5th school.
Good luck!
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Schools: Fuqua Class of 2012
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Re: Profile for peer review - thanks in advance! [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2009, 06:24
Tmino - much appreciated and great advice. You actually read my mind - I've been thinking about adding another school. Actually, in a desire to branch out from the east coast, I've connected through a family friend to a very active Haas alum. Although it might be a bit of a stretch given how competitive they are, I'm giving the idea significantly more credence than I was a couple weeks ago.

Thanks again!
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Re: Profile for peer review - thanks in advance! [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2009, 20:59
Your profile looks great. I think you should get into ONE of the schools you apply to. Very well rounded and really no weakness. IMO.
Re: Profile for peer review - thanks in advance!   [#permalink] 07 Nov 2009, 20:59
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