Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 21 Aug 2014, 10:09

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Strange Profile

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 28 May 2011
Posts: 1
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Strange Profile [#permalink] New post 28 May 2011, 21:01
Hey all,

I was wondering, because I'm worrying at length that undergrad might have killed me despite what I've been doing lately, if you can give me a profile evaluation.

I'm a bit of different case than most are used to, as I'm a serious "late bloomer". I'm not coming from the upper echelon of engineers or investment bankers, but would love to hear how people view me.

I am testing around the 640 Range on the GMAT, and with a prep course on the way, I hope to up that- but for a benchmark, let's say my GMAT is 640.

Since UG:
-8 Month Energy Policy Internship in Washington DC at famous non-profit- here I attended many conferences and co-wrote an industry read case study... from there I got hired to.....During this time, I also handled an intern team as a consultant to accomplish various tasks for a hydro developer out of Vancouver remotely from DC.

-1 Year of Wind Energy Development as an analyst- (negotiated two deals- deals not completed- for purchasing of development LLC's). Also recieved training in Financial Modeling, Accounting, and transaction analysis in addition to energy market analysis and geographic information system analysis. - Charlottesville, VA for a major startup Wind developer

-6 months-Moved over at balance of 1 year due to capital raise at wind company to sister biofuels company, managing a sales territory over 1 city of procuring waste vegetable oil to turn into biodiesel- Technical Sales- in Greensboro, NC.

Planning on next stop being joining my fathers I-Bank to "help quantitative ability" on application or joining either a start up solar or wind developer (still in talks).


I haven't taken a stats class since high school (but I could probably teach one, I'm versed in regression as I've taught myself), I took the basic math class at my school which was just an applied math course and recieved a B+ (as i said, I'm a late bloomer!). Needless to say, my quantitative background is a lot more versed and analytical than my application indicates. I'm going to take a stats course online, but it's difficult if there is set dates due to 80+ hr work weeks that are heavily variable based upon travel.

The plan is energy private equity for 2-3 years or energy development then to join my fathers I-Bank, which is specialized in energy.

Undergrad College: Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin- GPA= 3.192 (last 3 years higher, first year was 3.4 first semester... 1.0 second semester due to an inability to emotionally handle a cheating girlfriend/heartbreak internally within myself).

Major: Communications with minors in Public Relations & Religion
Activities: College Newspaper journalist, local non profit board of directors (finance committee) and member of student in Free Enterprise


I'm looking at Babson, Wake Forest, UT Austin, William & Mary, Rice, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Case Western, Wash U in St. Louis, George Washington, UVA, American U, Yale SOM, etc. However, there is a family pressure to get into U Of C; where I have an alumni base. I also have some connection at Cornell.


Did I screw myself with a wasted undergrad? Do I have a chance? Any other ways to strengthen my app would be great! I'm literally coming home at night and all I'm doing is studying finance, accounting, stats, and GMAT stuff. I'm obsessed!!!!!


Thanks all,
Patrick
Kaplan Promo CodeKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Retired Moderator
avatar
Status: Darden Class of 2013
Joined: 28 Jul 2009
Posts: 1838
Schools: University of Virginia
Followers: 19

Kudos [?]: 204 [0], given: 37

GMAT Tests User
Re: Strange Profile [#permalink] New post 28 May 2011, 21:20
Actually, your undergrad isn't as bad as you think it is, especially the fact that it trends upward. I wouldn't worry too much about it. However, at this point, give it your best on the GMAT. A 640 will most likely be a bit below average to most (if not all) of the schools you listed. If you were to couple a below average GMAT and a below average GPA, that's going to be a bit harder for you. But in terms of other things, I think you have a fairly good amount of materials that you can put in to your application. Your work experience is good and you're not the "cookie-cutter" applicants that adcoms have seen. I say you have a fairly good shot if you can get a fairly decent GMAT score (aim for 670 and that should put the ease on the schools' adcoms).
_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Expert Post
Stacy Blackman Representative
User avatar
Joined: 03 Nov 2010
Posts: 1335
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Followers: 24

Kudos [?]: 65 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: Strange Profile [#permalink] New post 29 May 2011, 14:51
Expert's post
Hi Patrick,

I agree with the GMAT comments above. If you are able to improve your GMAT score, it will help ease an admissions team's concern about your quantitative skills.

With regards to your undergraduate record, here is a case profile that I hope is of help. It's of a former client with a sub 3.0 GPA who was accepted into both Chicago Booth and Columbia.

http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehens ... ies/case5/

Cheers,

Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team
_________________

Interested in a free 30 minute consultation with the Stacy Blackman Team? Sign up here: http://stacyblackman.com/contact

Stacy Blackman | Stacy Blackman Consulting Inc | http://www.StacyBlackman.com | +1 323.934.3936
MBA blogger, US News and Author, The MBA Application Roadmap

Re: Strange Profile   [#permalink] 29 May 2011, 14:51
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic A somewhat strange profile-Please evaluate... dwingrider 3 06 Dec 2013, 23:38
strange student profile - thoughts? ugen64 3 15 Aug 2011, 17:05
Strange Formula TheRob 3 07 Sep 2009, 05:48
STRANGE BUT TRUE!!! bhaarat 6 21 Dec 2006, 17:09
Strange English ywilfred 7 06 Apr 2005, 23:16
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Strange Profile

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.