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Profile Review [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2012, 00:16
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Gonna ask but I'm pretty sure I already know the answer.

4.0 (literally the only grade on my transcript is an A)
740--One of those backwards people Verbal 42 Quant 48. AWA 6.0
White/Male/Average as all get out
Graduated in 2011 and spent the last year teaching high school and hated it. I finished the year and now I'm tutoring and teaching the GMAT to pay the bills. I have a final round interview next week with an online marketing company.
Supposed that I could clearly articulate why I want to go to B school and what I would do with such a valuable degree.
Also supposed that there is both strong post-college extracurriculars and that I could get quality letters of recs.

No top ten B school is gonna touch me with my "business" experience right? top 20? top 30?
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Hey w,

How to I say this - man, you are so wrong on so many accounts. First off, I happen to know a few white people and they wouldn't take too kindly to you calling yourself average. Not cool. :P

Okay, joking. Perhaps you may think that you're average but I think there is something else here that you can leverage. I would encourage you to take a closer look at the charter school movement to help guide your goals, you as well as your path towards it.

what you need to do is to look for job within a "charter management organization" or look to volunteer with a group that is heavily vested in education. I can't think of a better way for someone who once taught high school – and I believe still has an interest in education – to get involved in a leadership role with a nonprofit organization that works with failing high schools (as an example.) Again, if you can actually get a job working for a charter school that is even better. But if you can't, make sure you take up some type of leadership role. This is really the only significant weakness that you may have with respect to your leadership – and that overall is what could be keeping you from a top 10 school.

The bottom line is that you have to know how to look like you know what the hell is going on. That comes down to making everything look like it was all part of God's plan – I'm joking – I mean that it was all part of your plan. Nothing was ever handed to you, everything was earned. Nothing was accidental, everything was strategically planned. You need to make it sound like that as much is possible, not that you are wandering through the Sinai desert and the MBA looks like an oasis. Now, how do we get around ( I mean address) the fact that you liberated yourself from a high school environment? Short of pulling a Jerry Sandusky or Jerry Maguire, should be able to craft a logical story. How about this? You were severely disillusioned with the environment that you're working within. You believe that there must be a better way. You knew that the teaching high school would never end up in a position to actually do something about that – because of unions, lack of resources and established ways of thinking. In in seeking to break the dominant paradigm, you had to take drastic action and that started with seeking out your next opportunity.

Checkpoint – this new opportunity is not marketing with all due respect. It should be something that leadership oriented within a nonprofit organization focused on education, or even better a full-time job with a charter school organization. Take a good look at that path, because if you had straight A's during your undergraduate, you can't be a dummy. There are consulting companies or charter school organizations or at the very least, some type of nonprofit organization, that wants to have a look at your credentials. Seriously – how old are you now? 24? That is 24 years young. So pick yourself up and dust yourself off. Someone, somewhere would love to have you as part of their organization. So let's not think like an old man who can't control his bowel movements. You're a 24 year old guy that has the potential to crap rose petals. You just need a little guidance.

Capice?

If you would like to discuss your candidacy further during a complimentary consultation, please email me at mba@amerasiaconsulting.com.

Respectfully,
Paul Lanzillotti

wert3813 wrote:
Gonna ask but I'm pretty sure I already know the answer.

4.0 (literally the only grade on my transcript is an A)
740--One of those backwards people Verbal 42 Quant 48. AWA 6.0
White/Male/Average as all get out
Graduated in 2011 and spent the last year teaching high school and hated it. I finished the year and now I'm tutoring and teaching the GMAT to pay the bills. I have a final round interview next week with an online marketing company.
Supposed that I could clearly articulate why I want to go to B school and what I would do with such a valuable degree.
Also supposed that there is both strong post-college extracurriculars and that I could get quality letters of recs.

No top ten B school is gonna touch me with my "business" experience right? top 20? top 30?

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