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Concentration: Finance, Economics
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New post 17 Apr 2018, 22:36
Hey guys,


I am targeting US and Canadian B-schools for 2019 intake. Can you guys please evaluate my profile and share your comments? Please be as blatant as possible.
Can you guys suggest a few schools that I should apply to? Stretch, achievable and safe ones.

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Age: 21
Nationality - Canadian
Sex - Male

Academics:
GMAT - 710 (Q47, V41)
Undergrad GPA: 2.77/4, Actuarial Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign


Work Experience - 1-month Investment Banking Internship at CITIC Securities, the largest investment bank in Asia. 2-month consulting internship at Deloitte Shanghai.

Extracurricular activities:
Consultant for the school's Chinese Students and Scholars Association. Focused on Career development, specifically in organizing career fairs, Meet the Firm, and other career development activities.

Career Goals - Initially came into university majoring in Actuarial Science under the assumption that a knowledge in risk calculation would help me excel in the financial world. Upon further understanding of the major and the responsibilities of an actuary, I noticed that this is not a major that I like and would help little in my dream of entering the financial field. Therefore, I wish to study finance for graduate school. Upon graduate school, my goal is to pursue a position on Wall Street, working my way up from the bottom of the corporate ladder and learning more about the financial world as time passes by. Once I obtain enough knowledge and experience, my ultimate goal would be to become a partner at a boutique financial firm or return to my home country and provide affordable financial advice and portfolio management for the masses.


Please let me know in case any additional information is required from my end.

By the way, would have a good GRE score help with my application, I plan on taking the GRE in May.
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New post 19 Apr 2018, 20:45
Hi there,

We only advise on US and European MBA programs so my guidance below is specific to those and doesn't consider Canadian MBA programs. So, if I understand your timing correctly, you're planning on applying to business school this summer/fall for matriculation in fall 2019? If so, in general, it's going to be extremely tough to gain admission to a top program with minimal work experience. The average years of work experience at the top schools hovers around 4-5. Without further understanding what's driving your timing, my advice is to keep working for a few more years and then re-assess your plans. During that time, you can focus on re-taking the GMAT or taking the GRE, pursuing leadership opportunities both at work and outside of work, and enrolling in a course or two to help offset your low undergrad GPA - all of which will help make you more competitive for a top program. In terms of where you can aim when the time comes to apply, I would suggest looking at the top 15-30 programs in the US based on the information you provided. Of course, school selection is a much deeper process that involves more than just a few stats/data points but that should be a good place for you to start.

Best of luck!

Kindly,
Melody
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