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Location: Canada
Concentration: Finance, Social Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V46
GPA: 3.61
WE: Asset Management (Insurance)
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New post 30 Sep 2015, 02:20
Hi,

Would like to get some insights on my chances of getting accepted. My profile is as follows:

GPA: 3.61/4 (Canadian top undergrad, Bachelor of Commerce in Finance & Economics);
GMAT 770: (V46, Q50, IR8, AWA5)
Work Experience: 2 years by July 2016; buy side private debt investments in a top Canadian insurance firm. Currently relocated to Hong Kong for six months.
Extracurricular: nothing too special; couple of leadership roles in student clubs; could add on more details if needed;
Post MBA: Impact Investing in the long run (and a few years of nonprofit consulting in the short run immediately post MBA).
Other info: female, Chinese Canadian (ethnically Chinese but Canadian citizenship).

School intended to apply (all R1): Haas, Anderson, Foster, Marshall.

Also have a few questions that have been bothering me:
1. I know my WE is at a disadvantage here. Should I preemptively answer the "why now" question in my essay, or should I wait for it to come up in the interview (if I get any)?

2. My boyfriend lives in Seattle and that's why Foster is on my list. Should I talk about that in my MBA/Why Foster essay? Or it's a taboo to mention any non career related MBA motivations?

3. I also applied to Marshall's Master of Finance program. Would that negatively affect my Marshall MBA application?

Thanks advance for everyone's time.

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westcoastplan wrote:
Hi,

Would like to get some insights on my chances of getting accepted. My profile is as follows:

GPA: 3.61/4 (Canadian top undergrad, Bachelor of Commerce in Finance & Economics);
GMAT 770: (V46, Q50, IR8, AWA5)
Work Experience: 2 years by July 2016; buy side private debt investments in a top Canadian insurance firm. Currently relocated to Hong Kong for six months.
Extracurricular: nothing too special; couple of leadership roles in student clubs; could add on more details if needed;
Post MBA: Impact Investing in the long run (and a few years of nonprofit consulting in the short run immediately post MBA).
Other info: female, Chinese Canadian (ethnically Chinese but Canadian citizenship).

School intended to apply (all R1): Haas, Anderson, Foster, Marshall.

Also have a few questions that have been bothering me:
1. I know my WE is at a disadvantage here. Should I preemptively answer the "why now" question in my essay, or should I wait for it to come up in the interview (if I get any)?

2. My boyfriend lives in Seattle and that's why Foster is on my list. Should I talk about that in my MBA/Why Foster essay? Or it's a taboo to mention any non career related MBA motivations?

3. I also applied to Marshall's Master of Finance program. Would that negatively affect my Marshall MBA application?

Thanks advance for everyone's time.


westcoastplan,
I like the user name! It fits your profile pretty well.

1. How exactly you fit in the "why now" depends on the essay questions, but it is a good idea to describe it somewhere. For instance for Anderson, you have 750 words to write about your goals for Anderson as well as ST and LT goals, so you certainly want to include what you have learned and what you need to learn now to get to your next step. For Haas, they ask about your path to business school in essay #3, so again that is the best place to write about your experience and why now is the right time.

2. You should talk about personal interest in a city for a school like Foster. I would not get extremely specific and I wouldn't include this for Anderson or Berkeley if it were the case, but for Foster it would explain better why you want to go there.

3. When did you submit your MFin app?

You have an attractive profile for these schools and you should have a good chance of getting in assuming your stories and essays are tight. Good luck!
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You chose Foster because your boyfriend lives there!
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Location: Canada
Concentration: Finance, Social Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V46
GPA: 3.61
WE: Asset Management (Insurance)
Re: Chances (Haas/Anderson/Marshall/Foster) [#permalink]

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New post 02 Oct 2015, 00:34
PersonalMBACoach wrote:
westcoastplan wrote:
Hi,

Would like to get some insights on my chances of getting accepted. My profile is as follows:

GPA: 3.61/4 (Canadian top undergrad, Bachelor of Commerce in Finance & Economics);
GMAT 770: (V46, Q50, IR8, AWA5)
Work Experience: 2 years by July 2016; buy side private debt investments in a top Canadian insurance firm. Currently relocated to Hong Kong for six months.
Extracurricular: nothing too special; couple of leadership roles in student clubs; could add on more details if needed;
Post MBA: Impact Investing in the long run (and a few years of nonprofit consulting in the short run immediately post MBA).
Other info: female, Chinese Canadian (ethnically Chinese but Canadian citizenship).

School intended to apply (all R1): Haas, Anderson, Foster, Marshall.

Also have a few questions that have been bothering me:
1. I know my WE is at a disadvantage here. Should I preemptively answer the "why now" question in my essay, or should I wait for it to come up in the interview (if I get any)?

2. My boyfriend lives in Seattle and that's why Foster is on my list. Should I talk about that in my MBA/Why Foster essay? Or it's a taboo to mention any non career related MBA motivations?

3. I also applied to Marshall's Master of Finance program. Would that negatively affect my Marshall MBA application?

Thanks advance for everyone's time.


westcoastplan,
I like the user name! It fits your profile pretty well.

1. How exactly you fit in the "why now" depends on the essay questions, but it is a good idea to describe it somewhere. For instance for Anderson, you have 750 words to write about your goals for Anderson as well as ST and LT goals, so you certainly want to include what you have learned and what you need to learn now to get to your next step. For Haas, they ask about your path to business school in essay #3, so again that is the best place to write about your experience and why now is the right time.

2. You should talk about personal interest in a city for a school like Foster. I would not get extremely specific and I wouldn't include this for Anderson or Berkeley if it were the case, but for Foster it would explain better why you want to go there.

3. When did you submit your MFin app?

You have an attractive profile for these schools and you should have a good chance of getting in assuming your stories and essays are tight. Good luck!


Thanks a lot for your detailed answer! Much appreciated!

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 0

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Joined: 30 Sep 2015
Posts: 28

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 0

Location: Canada
Concentration: Finance, Social Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V46
GPA: 3.61
WE: Asset Management (Insurance)
Re: Chances (Haas/Anderson/Marshall/Foster) [#permalink]

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New post 02 Oct 2015, 00:34
Coachmba wrote:
You chose Foster because your boyfriend lives there!


Haha - very true.

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