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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.
-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!!!!!