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New post 29 Jul 2018, 19:28
Hi all,

So I finally decided to pursue my goal of getting an MBA. However the reality is my application and profile are not impressive at all infact if you ask me I think it ranks at the bottom. That being said you can imagine how dejected and remorseful I may feel over not having anything to show for when it is now coming time to apply for Business Schools. I was just wondering if anyone could really give me an honest opinion about where I should apply or how I should organize my list of reach, target, safety schools?

My undergrad GPA: Ohio State (Economics) - 2.8
My grad GPA: Cleveland State (Economics) - 3.0
Work experience: been working since 2014: But have had a few positions in various roles. From Accounting to Financial/Data Analyst but nothing that makes me stand out.
GMAT: Haven't taken yet (pretty much my only saving grace at this point if there is one)

Any information you could give me in terms of where I should really aim for etc would be great. Of course I would love to go for the best of the best but maybe it's time for me to just be honest that nothing I do can maybe get me there and settle for an unranked school. Thanks again for the advice!

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New post 30 Jul 2018, 00:03
nohope wrote:
Hi all,

So I finally decided to pursue my goal of getting an MBA. However the reality is my application and profile are not impressive at all infact if you ask me I think it ranks at the bottom. That being said you can imagine how dejected and remorseful I may feel over not having anything to show for when it is now coming time to apply for Business Schools. I was just wondering if anyone could really give me an honest opinion about where I should apply or how I should organize my list of reach, target, safety schools?

My undergrad GPA: Ohio State (Economics) - 2.8
My grad GPA: Cleveland State (Economics) - 3.0
Work experience: been working since 2014: But have had a few positions in various roles. From Accounting to Financial/Data Analyst but nothing that makes me stand out.
GMAT: Haven't taken yet (pretty much my only saving grace at this point if there is one)

Any information you could give me in terms of where I should really aim for etc would be great. Of course I would love to go for the best of the best but maybe it's time for me to just be honest that nothing I do can maybe get me there and settle for an unranked school. Thanks again for the advice!

-No Hope


I think you are overtly underestimating yourself. I have seen many people with profiles similar to this land in the topmost B-schools. Agreed that your GPAs are on the lower side, but then there are ways to prove your academic credibility. For instance, if you achieve a good score in GMAT, you can use it to prove that you are academically sound.

As far as work experience is concerned, more than positions held, try to highlight the impact that you have created with your work. There could also be areas outside of work which could prove your leadership potential. All the best!
-Hope
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