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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 27 Apr 2012, 09:23
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Hello kwwill3, thanks for your question.

Your 700 GMAT is solid – did you clear 80% on both the verbal and quant sections? In terms of extracurricular activities, what you’ve done more recently has more weight than what you did in university/school, but given your age, you will have to speak to your college extracurriculars.

You are slightly on the young side of applicants, as I am sure you are aware. I’m not saying that eliminates your chances, but I’d feel better if you could speak to your post-MBA goals. Wanting to better understand business will not be a good enough motivation for applying to top programs. In terms of your post-MBA goals, paint a picture that cohesively ties together your past, present, and future. Demonstrate to the admissions committees that your desired career path necessitates an MBA. Identify the specific gaps that stand between you and your short- and long-term goals (knowledge, skills, experiences, network, etc.) and show how business school would directly address those gaps.

If you can pull that off, then I like your chances much better!

Best of luck,

Brian Eng
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