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Please Evaluate My Profile - Top 15 chances.....?

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Hi there,

I recently took the GMAT and am hoping to gain some insight regarding my candidate profile for FT MBA Programs (ideal matriculation in 2018).
With that in mind, please see the details of my current situation below:

Undergrad - UC Davis (2013)
Major - Economics
GPA - 3.61
GMAT - 710 (44Q 41V 8IR)
Age at Enrollment - 28
Designations - CFA Charterholder, CAIA Charterholder
Extracurriculars - Current: Local CFA Society Mentor, Local CAIA Society Member, University Finance Club Mentor, Corporate Mentor Program. Previous: University Boxing Club Member, University Financial Club Member, Local Middle School Reading Partners Club Tutor, Golden Key Honor Society Member. Additionally, I worked during my entire senior year for a major wirehouse in their PWM department.

I am currently an associate at a boutique investment bank, and prior to that I worked in the wealth management industry within two of the most well-known wirehouses (think ML, JPM, GS, CITI) for approximately three years. I am aiming to work in investment banking post-MBA, but within a technology vertical of a bulge bracket bank (looking to hop industries and level-up in terms of scale).

My major concern is that before UCD I spent four years at city college. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do (was 17 years old), and even considered attempting to become a professional boxer. It wasn't until my third year that I saw the light and began to seriously pursue a finance path (finished with a 3.07 GPA).

I am planning on applying to: Anderson, Haas, Tuck, Stern, Fuqua, Johnson, and Kellogg. To my hopeful audience....what're my chances with these programs?

Thank you in advance for any and all responses!!!
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New post 13 Jul 2017, 11:03
Beanz33 wrote:
Hi there,
First Hi Beanz33, thanks for your question and I will answer below.
I recently took the GMAT and am hoping to gain some insight regarding my candidate profile for FT MBA Programs (ideal matriculation in 2018).
With that in mind, please see the details of my current situation below:

Undergrad - UC Davis (2013)
Major - Economics
GPA - 3.61
GMAT - 710 (44Q 41V 8IR)
Age at Enrollment - 28
Designations - CFA Charterholder, CAIA Charterholder
Extracurriculars - Current: Local CFA Society Mentor, Local CAIA Society Member, University Finance Club Mentor, Corporate Mentor Program. Previous: University Boxing Club Member, University Financial Club Member, Local Middle School Reading Partners Club Tutor, Golden Key Honor Society Member. Additionally, I worked during my entire senior year for a major wirehouse in their PWM department.

I am currently an associate at a boutique investment bank, and prior to that I worked in the wealth management industry within two of the most well-known wirehouses (think ML, JPM, GS, CITI) for approximately three years. I am aiming to work in investment banking post-MBA, but within a technology vertical of a bulge bracket bank (looking to hop industries and level-up in terms of scale).

My major concern is that before UCD I spent four years at city college. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do (was 17 years old), and even considered attempting to become a professional boxer. It wasn't until my third year that I saw the light and began to seriously pursue a finance path (finished with a 3.07 GPA).

I am planning on applying to: Anderson, Haas, Tuck, Stern, Fuqua, Johnson, and Kellogg. To my hopeful audience....what're my chances with these programs?I was just visiting with admissions folks at UCLA and I feel that they would like your profile a lot. I can also see you presenting well potentially at Fuqua and maybe Stern.
This is not to say that you could not do well other places- but that is just my opinion in assessing your background and in what programs value. Your GMAT- while very solid- is not going to knock the socks off a super top program- but all programs will love your work experience and some will be willing to take the lower GPA to get your connections. I see those schools being more likely to be UNC Kenan-Flagler, Olin, Owen, Georgetown, Indiana and schools in that range.I would not worry about what your grades were at first- just be sure to address in the optional essay that you matured in college as you discovered your professional interests and your success in banking should be proof of that. I recommend you pursue some stretch schools- such as Kellogg and Tuck and then some target schools more like Anderson and Stern and UNC and Fuqua etc and then some safety schools such as Owen and potentially Olin. Granted not even the safety schools are a for sure slam dunk- but all are possible with a strong application. We would be glad to review your profile in more depth in a free consult. Use this link to start that process: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/


Thank you in advance for any and all responses!!!

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