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Profile Review - What do you think? [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2009, 15:55
Hey Guys,

I'd be interested in getting your thoughts on my profile - i've already begun the application process, but still.

I'm a Korean American male (born/raised in the US). A business major undergrad from wharton. Graduated with a 3.6 GPA. Worked in New York for what will be 7 years at the time of matriculation for a mid-tier investment bank (on the equity research side). I'll be 28 come the start of B-school.

GMAT = 730 (weighted heavily towards verbal)

Not a lot of ECs - attributing that to the realities of a heavy wall street workload. Should have solid recommendations and essays (but that's obviously subjective).

HBS/Stanford - doable? Sterns/Columbia/UCLA?

thanks for any comments.
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Re: Profile Review - What do you think? [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2009, 18:14
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Hey Guys,

I'd be interested in getting your thoughts on my profile - i've already begun the application process, but still.

I'm a Korean American male (born/raised in the US). A business major undergrad from wharton. Graduated with a 3.6 GPA. Worked in New York for what will be 7 years at the time of matriculation for a mid-tier investment bank (on the equity research side). I'll be 28 come the start of B-school.

GMAT = 730 (weighted heavily towards verbal)

Not a lot of ECs - attributing that to the realities of a heavy wall street workload. Should have solid recommendations and essays (but that's obviously subjective).

HBS/Stanford - doable? Sterns/Columbia/UCLA?

thanks for any comments.



Just my opinion, take it with a grain of salt as I'm not an expert:

Stern/UCLA - Safeties
Columbia, Wharton, Chicago, Kellogg, MIT - You should get into a couple if not more
Harvard, Stanford - Reaches but definitely worth a shot

The Wharton undergrad and 730 should take you very far. It's rare to see Wharton undergrads land outside of the Top 10/Top 15.
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Re: Profile Review - What do you think? [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2009, 07:35
Agreed. A 730 and 3.6 at a top school would get your far. Being a Wharton, you have a very good shot at H/S. You just need to make sure you write solid essays. As for safety schools, I would even put wharton as closer to a safety since they generally love their own undergrads.

You probably have as good of a short at H/S for anyone outside M/B/B
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Re: Profile Review - What do you think? [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2009, 14:54
Wow, quite an impressive profile. Only recommedation I'd have is to apply as early as possible. No offense here, but you have a very generic profile (investment banker from NY). H/S could fill their classrooms with bankers, especially now with many people being laid off in Finance and trying to get into b-school. If you apply too late, they will have already admitted their lot of bankers potentially only placing you on the waitlist.

As to Wharton, I wouldn't apply there. It's rare to see anyone get their undergrad and MBA from the same school. You already have access to the Wharton network through your undergrad degree.

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Re: Profile Review - What do you think?   [#permalink] 13 Oct 2009, 14:54
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