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TFA --> Bschool [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2012, 13:40
I will be matriculating after my 2 year commitment with Teach For America ends. I have a 700 gmat and 3.5 gpa. Graduated in 2011 from a state university in the south. Excellent leadership in college (president of a large org) and involved in the community now (big brothers/big sisters). I also started an sat prep program at my school and have some solid student achievement data. I want to go to business school now to develop a better fundamental understanding of business concepts that I felt my undergrad education lacked. I am interested in UNC, Darden and Duke. Are these realistic? Thanks.
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Re: TFA --> Bschool [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2012, 13:42
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Hi kwwill3:

It is a little difficult for me to tell you if UNC, Darden and Fuqua are realistic or not. This is because I do not have much insight past your reasons for going to business school. I always say that the MBA degree is a bridge to your goals. It is not a backwards looking degree. It is very much a tool to get somewhere – your goals.

I can tell you right now that telling the admissions committee that you need to round out your undergraduate education is not the least bit compelling. You have to identify a need that you can thought so based on your current education and experiences, as well as the MBA skill set your gain at School X. Keep in mind that school X has to have the specific specialization, concentration or curriculum to support your nuanced education and your reasons for choosing that particular program.

Without a clear direction for the admissions committee to evaluate, your solid undergraduate and TFA experiences just seem like a jumbled mass. To help you out a little, I suggest looking towards forming your goals around joining a Charter Management Organization – a.k.a. a charter school like Green Dot or KIPP.

I hope this gets you started on your search for the goals that make sense to you and school to which you are applying.

Respectfully,
Paul Lanzillotti

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I will be matriculating after my 2 year commitment with Teach For America ends. I have a 700 gmat and 3.5 gpa. Graduated in 2011 from a state university in the south. Excellent leadership in college (president of a large org) and involved in the community now (big brothers/big sisters). I also started an sat prep program at my school and have some solid student achievement data. I want to go to business school now to develop a better fundamental understanding of business concepts that I felt my undergrad education lacked. I am interested in UNC, Darden and Duke. Are these realistic? Thanks.

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