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Joined: 19 Nov 2011
Posts: 58
Location: United States
Concentration: Strategy, Operations
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V38
GPA: 3.59
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New post 19 Nov 2011, 18:29
1) Basic demographic info: 24 years old, Male, White US. Will be 26 when matriculating.

2) Educational Background: Small private college (Goshen College) including study in Spain for 1 year. Major: Accounting, 3.6. GMAT: 710 38V 48Q

3) Work experience: CPA. McGladrey and Pullen: Tax Associate(4 months). McGladrey and Pullen: Audit Associate (1 year). Hope to have 2 years of consulting work for middle tier firm or accounting work for large real estate firm when matriculating.

4) Extracurriculars: Low here. College: College Tennis, a week of volunteering in Washington for the Trails association. Post College: Discount deals website that was built and then run for about a week before understanding that our capital at the time wasn't sufficient to get the site officially started.

5) Short/Long term goals: what do you want to do after your MBA? Consulting. Dream job for M/B/B.

6) Schools: This is where I need the evaluation done. Where is realistic for my profile?

Thanks for all the help that you can give.
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New post 21 Nov 2011, 11:56
You should put in at least a few attempts for a top 20 b-school considering your profile has several attractive components:
1) great GMAT score
2) Accounting experience and CPA certification
3) entrepreneurial effort (even though failed one).
4) liberal arts college (will put you in minority for applicants and therefore a potential diversity play especially considering your White Male status, a normally large pool).
5) international experience (study abroad).

Your weaknesses will be: distinguishing yourself in a very large applicant pool of US born caucasian accountants; having gone to a third tier college for undergrad; extracurricular involvement (you already pointed that out).

Let us know if we can be of help--one tip would be to target consulting firms for which you would ideally like to work and find out their preferred b-school programs for recruiting (aka "reverse engineer your post MBA career")

Bryant Michaels
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