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do plain candidates have a shot?

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New post 19 Jun 2017, 19:51
Hi All,

just wondering if plain vanilla candidate have any realistic shots (>60%).

gender/ethnicity: asian male, currently 27, hoping to enroll in fall of 2018

graduated college with a degree in finance, and econ, 3.5gpa in 2013.

since then, i've worked my way to a 3rd year associate position at a bank

my application is pretty plain otherwise (no serious charity, non profit, leadership, tutoring, save the world). I sat for the CFA level 3 this past June and (will hopefully get some good news in august). i also have a fiance and a ca (see below for picture of said cat).

i took the GMAT in 2014, got a 710 (relatively bad quant score 41, and alright verbal 46). I think I'm much stronger than that (can hope to get a 740 - 760).

aim of going to business school would be to retarget myself to go into corp strategy at a start-up.

so my question to you all would be:

is my profile realistic for columbia or am i too much of a plain jane?

would appreciate any comments or advise.

thanks,
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I don't think you're as vanilla as you think you are ! Or maybe you're playing reverse psychology here. Either way. You have a lot of good ingredients to craft an excellent profile. CFA, good gmat score, work ex, etc. Maybe you're low on community involvement but you can improve that can't you. I think you have a realistic shot a Columbia. Hope this helps.

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I don't think you're as vanilla as you think you are ! Or maybe you're playing reverse psychology here. Either way. You have a lot of good ingredients to craft an excellent profile. CFA, good gmat score, work ex, etc. Maybe you're low on community involvement but you can improve that can't you. I think you have a realistic shot a Columbia. Hope this helps.

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And I agree you have some excellent parts to your profile so focus on your unique story. You can get good results in this process if you do good introspection on why you want the MBA and what you want to do next.
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