Hi Stacy Blackman
Would appreciate your thoughts on my application which I will submit this Fall. I applied to H/S/W in R2 back in 2011 and got Rejected/Rejected/WL through Summer. Here it is:Background:
White American MaleGMAT:
760 -- 48m / 45v (99% -- 82% m / 98% v)College:
3.7 GPA in Computer Information Systems from a middle-of-the-road business schoolCollege ECs:
Math/Statistics Tutor; Resident Assistant; Study Abroad; Intramural SportsCareer:
2-Years in MM Investment Bank doing M&A (Analyst)
2-Years in MM PE doing Leveraged Buyouts (Pre-MBA Associate)
2.5-Years at matriculation in different
MM PE firm doing Leveraged Buyouts (Post-MBA Associate --- Note my role is Partner track and an MBA is no longer required, but I'm still going to apply. I manage three pre-MBA associates).Post-College EC:
Very active soccer player, including multiple rec leagues as well as a 2-year stint on an amateur soccer teamCommunity Service:
Key member of steering committee for annual financial fair for high school students; Misc. manual volunteer workOther:
Self-taught advanced Spanish language proficiency (I read Spanish books and hold conversations)Post-MBA:
Either return to my current PE shop or, if I matriculate at W-Lauder, pursue a global business development role outside the U.S. at an international company.
My target schools this time around are:
Harvard (Re-app) (If it matters, I'm a legacy through an uncle)
Wharton-Lauder (Re-app, though the Lauder part is new)
I recognize that I have a decent shot at each of these schools, so my specific questions are:
1) What value do you think an admissions consultant could add to my profile / positioning? I did not use a consultant the last time around.
2) While it is likely too late to fix them, do you see any weaknesses in my profile that I should consider addressing in my application?
3) Not sure how many W-Lauder applicants go through your shop, but should I reconsider applying for this program given my lack of international work experience?
4) I'm technically in a post-MBA role with a direct path to Partner. Any tips on effective ways to position this in my application?
Many thanks for your consideration and review!