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Which (if any) Second Round Schools to Add

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Current Student
Joined: 27 Jun 2008
Posts: 101
Schools: R1: Kellogg WL, Haas WL, Fuqua, Darden R2: Wharton
WE 1: Biotech Strategy
WE 2: Health Economics
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 2

Which (if any) Second Round Schools to Add [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2009, 14:51
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Age: 27 (28 at matriculation)
White male
GMAT: 740 (Q48, V44) AWA: 5.5
GPA: 3.09 top 30 school (Psych major, Entrepreneurial Leadership minor)
Work Experience: 4 years at two different health economic consulting firms. Promotions at both. I’ve published in business and scientific journals. Just designed and taught a workshop in Paris to about 350 people
Post MBA: Pharma company

Extracurricular:
College:
4 years varsity cross country, indoor track and outdoor track
Volunteered for the school depression/self help/suicide hotline
Post School:
4 years with the Big Brothers program. The first two years I spent as an active big brother but my "little" has since moved away. I am now on the Big Brothers young professionals’ board and chair the new membership committee.
Have a relationship with a local high school where students email me projects and I send them out to friends who review the work. I also am a grant judge at the school

Round 1 School:

Kellogg: I think I put together a pretty good application. Made a good connection with a professor. Interview was so so at best.
Berkeley: Prob my best essays but a little short on the personal connections
Duke: Going to submit tomorrow. Essays feel good. Interview went well. Really loved the school.
Darden: Felt the essays were a bit constricting but came out well. Made a very strong connection with a professor (planning research together regardless if I go or not)

So, I want to put one or two more applications in. Kellogg feels like a long shot at this point. Berkeley a bit less. Feel that Duke could go either way and feel good about Darden

Round 2:

Sorta lost here. I don't think I need a lower safety net but please correct me if I'm wrong. I'd like to take another shot at a top 10 school but I don't know where my limit is. I am thinking of applying to two of:

Wharton (healthcare)
Columbia (healthcare)
Ross (unlike the top two, may actually get in)
Stern (no reason, prob a good sign not to)
UNC (don't want to but anyone think I need it?)
UCLA (may get in but I'd go to Duke over UCLA)

Literally any feedback would be great. I'm very thick skinned so feel free to tell me I need to add 8 more safeties.
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Affiliations: Consortium (CGSM.org), NSHMBA
Joined: 25 Aug 2009
Posts: 937
Location: New Haven
Schools: Yale SOM Class of 2012
WE 1: Investment Banking Summer Associate (Boutique tech M&A)
Followers: 32

Kudos [?]: 213 [0], given: 111

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Re: Which (if any) Second Round Schools to Add [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2009, 20:16
of your potential R2 schools, i'd say wharton should be the only one you need to apply to. they're pretty well known as a player in the HC industry, more so than columbia IMO. your age and GMAT score are right up there (although your GPA is a little low, but i think that can be overcome with a solid app).

you provided reasons as to why you shouldn't apply to the other schools on your list... IMO it would be a waste to apply to schools "just because".
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Current Student
Joined: 27 Jun 2008
Posts: 101
Schools: R1: Kellogg WL, Haas WL, Fuqua, Darden R2: Wharton
WE 1: Biotech Strategy
WE 2: Health Economics
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 2

Re: Which (if any) Second Round Schools to Add [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2009, 07:19
Thanks Shadow. I know it will be an uphill battle but I'll prob kick myself if I don't take a shot at it.
Re: Which (if any) Second Round Schools to Add   [#permalink] 12 Nov 2009, 07:19
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