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Thoughts on Profile: 720 GMAT, 3.6, GPA, Learning disability

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GMAT 1: 720 Q45 V44
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Thoughts on Profile: 720 GMAT, 3.6, GPA, Learning disability [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2014, 09:12
Hi,

I’m looking to start an MBA in 2015. Any thoughts on my chances?

TARGET SCHOOLS:
- Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, Stanford, Booth, Kellog

PROFILE:
Canadian/Caucasian Male, 26/27
Education: BA from top Canadian business school
GPA: 3.6
GMAT: 720 (94%), Q45 (68%) V44 (97%)

PROFESSIONAL:
- 3 years at a relatively unknown asset management firm in buy-side equity research (promoted to more senior role in one of the shortest times in company history)
- 3 co-op terms at Big 4 Auditor
- 1 co-op term at Large Canadian Retailer

EXTRAS:
- President of a Professional Club
- Board of directors of a charity helping kids with learning disabilities
- Diagnosed with learning disability, Dyslexia
- Brother is at HBS (Not sure if this matters)

Career Goal:
- Venture Capital with learning technology focus

Thank you very much for any advice!
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Re: Thoughts on Profile: 720 GMAT, 3.6, GPA, Learning disability [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2014, 18:26
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Hi there,

Thanks for your post. You have a solid basis to your application, namely a strong GMAT & GPA, showing you can handle the academic side of b-school, and some solid work experience and activities/involvements. I would say nothing so far will keep you OUT of the top schools you have mentioned; in terms of definitely getting you IN, it often comes down to how you stack up against other well-qualified applicants. I would encourage you to think hard about what you think makes you, YOU... makes you unique; about how you would like to be remembered after someone reads your application. About what you think you would bring to the class. And to put a lot of thought and effort into your essays, as you can make a strong impact on the readers through the essays if done well. You could add a school or 2 outside the top 8 or so, if you'd like to increase your odds overall, but certainly only programs you'd actually consider attending.

Let us know how we can help! If interested, we offer free 30 min consults at http://www.mbamission.com/consult.php. Or feel free to return with q's here. Good luck!
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