Can you please comment on my profile and chances for admission.
4.5 years work experience
GMAT 1 - 610
GMAT 2 - 690
Overall GPA - 2.95
Major GPA - 3.57
Last 84 hours GPA - 3.45
BS in Construction Management from a state school
I really struggle in my first 2 years of college. Earning 4 D's and 2 F's in the easiest classes. This was completely due to my immaturity. After receiving my final grades the semester I failed two classes, I had a realization that either I needed to straighten up my grades and actually graduate or go find full time employment. My parents told me to find employment because they would not support me any longer because of my poor grades. So for my final 6 semesters of school I worked full time while taking a full time class load to pay for school. I managed to achieve a 3.45 GPA for the last 84 hours of classes.
4.5 years of experience with a major oil and gas company working as a construction representative. As a construction rep I have managed offshore construction projects such as the installation of caissons/platforms ranging from $3-8 million and the structural repairs of damaged structures. I have also managed the compliance underwater inspection program which consist of planning, scheduling, and coordinating the program to comply with government standards.
- Participate in companies local area flag football team
- Serve food to hungry college students 1 Sunday a month
- Volunteer for Junior Achievement to teach students about personal finances
- Rebuilding America when I have time
To get into a finance career track with a major oil and gas company.
Target: Vanderbilt, Indiana, UNC
Safety: Not sure if I would have any based on my trascript
My top choice would be Vanderbilt based on location.
Would I stand any chance with the schools listed above? Are there any other schools that I should consider?
Thank you for any comments.
Your work to turn around your grades at university is a good "come from behind" story. Use the optional essay to explain what happened and how you grew; it will help mitigate the negative effects. Your target schools are good choices; they fit with your profile and goals, and, yes, you have a shot at them. Another school to consider is Rice. It would be a bit of a stretch, but it ties into what you're looking for from an MBA.
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