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Thank you for evaluation and advice! [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2007, 09:44
Hi, Paul!
I hope you enjoy reading and answering questions and get something valuable for yourself!

My profile I’d like you to evaluate is as follows

29-year-old Russian female
Degree in Economics with overall distinction from the provincial Russian university
GMAT not taken yet.

Work experience: 7 years, full-time work.
I was engaged in corporative analysis for 5 years, but I hadn’t worked in famous firms, just in local FMCG companies (120-450 employees).
Positions: an analyst, Head Deputy, and then Head of Management Accounting Department.
The number of employees of the Department varied in different companies from 4 to 6, so I got a valuable portion of team-building experience.
The main functions of a Management Accounting Department were typical for Russian province: collecting and analyzing all data about company’s activities and implementing IT-technologies to improve the reflection of the company’s performance. When switching from one job place to another, I every time needed to adjust myself to the industry conditions and specific standards at the companies.

I like Management Accounting because of the opportunity to feel how the company handles with various challenges of the environment, and suggest measures to improve the situation. But in Russian province conditions, many tasks-to-solve were out-of-date because of the low IT and MA budget.
That was the reason for me to change my field and obtain some entrepreneurial experience (no employees involved except of me). I also learned how to keep books according to Russian law. Now I work in the local chamber of commerce as Head of Business Information Department.
After getting an MBA degree, I plan to switch into Investment Banking, especially into securities trading. This will also provide me with the opportunity to feel the situation through numbers which is exciting for me!

Hobbies: Eastern fighting, horse-riding, belly dance. I also got in my achievement-list a parachute-jump, just to get the feel how it is. I’d like to emphasize my partaking in the university chorus: it helped me know how to meet my voice with the others’ voices. And I believe this experience is quite similar with team-playing.

No community service can I announce about…

Target Schools: Stern, Tuck… Actually I wouldn’t like to spend much time for study. Maybe, you’ll suggest something among European schools? My minor might be entrepreneurship.

What are my weaknesses and strengths?
In GMAT and TOEFL what should be my score target?
What scholarships can I successfully pretend on?

Thank you for evaluation and advice!
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Re: Thank you for evaluation and advice! [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2007, 20:47
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MaryMBA wrote:
Hi, Paul!
I hope you enjoy reading and answering questions and get something valuable for yourself!

My profile I’d like you to evaluate is as follows

29-year-old Russian female
Degree in Economics with overall distinction from the provincial Russian university
GMAT not taken yet.

Work experience: 7 years, full-time work.
I was engaged in corporative analysis for 5 years, but I hadn’t worked in famous firms, just in local FMCG companies (120-450 employees).
Positions: an analyst, Head Deputy, and then Head of Management Accounting Department.
The number of employees of the Department varied in different companies from 4 to 6, so I got a valuable portion of team-building experience.
The main functions of a Management Accounting Department were typical for Russian province: collecting and analyzing all data about company’s activities and implementing IT-technologies to improve the reflection of the company’s performance. When switching from one job place to another, I every time needed to adjust myself to the industry conditions and specific standards at the companies.

I like Management Accounting because of the opportunity to feel how the company handles with various challenges of the environment, and suggest measures to improve the situation. But in Russian province conditions, many tasks-to-solve were out-of-date because of the low IT and MA budget.
That was the reason for me to change my field and obtain some entrepreneurial experience (no employees involved except of me). I also learned how to keep books according to Russian law. Now I work in the local chamber of commerce as Head of Business Information Department.
After getting an MBA degree, I plan to switch into Investment Banking, especially into securities trading. This will also provide me with the opportunity to feel the situation through numbers which is exciting for me!

Hobbies: Eastern fighting, horse-riding, belly dance. I also got in my achievement-list a parachute-jump, just to get the feel how it is. I’d like to emphasize my partaking in the university chorus: it helped me know how to meet my voice with the others’ voices. And I believe this experience is quite similar with team-playing.

No community service can I announce about…

Target Schools: Stern, Tuck… Actually I wouldn’t like to spend much time for study. Maybe, you’ll suggest something among European schools? My minor might be entrepreneurship.

What are my weaknesses and strengths?
In GMAT and TOEFL what should be my score target?
What scholarships can I successfully pretend on?

Thank you for evaluation and advice!


MaryMBA,

Stern might be doable for you if you get a 700+ on the GMAT. Working in your favor is the clear history of management experience and your hobbies suggest you are an interesting person. The lack of community involvement would probably make Tuck a long shot. Another possuble weakness is your age which is veering slightly out of the median range for U.S. schools. That is another reason (besides length) why European schools may be good for you: their classes are usually older. Given your goals consider, among American schools, Michigan, Cornell, Rochester, Carnegie Mellon, Georgetown, Vanderbilt; among Euro schools, consider LBS, IESE, Oxford.

Good luck,

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 [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2007, 11:09
Thank you, Paul!
Now I've got tangible marks at the field.

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 [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2007, 12:08
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MaryMBA wrote:
Thank you, Paul!
Now I've got tangible marks at the field.

MaryMBA


You're welcome.
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