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New post 28 Jan 2012, 15:27
My profile:
Male, Ghanian ethnic origin but lived and grew up in UK entire life
Age: 25
Undergrad: 3.8 - 4.0 GPA under american system (First class honours, with commendations, in economics from top 15 UK uni, A grade in all advanced stats and time series modules)
WE: 4 years at Big 4 firm within advisory (however it's intially split between audit, so 1.5 years auditing and 2.5 years advisory)
Qualifications: ACA (CPA equivalent) all first time passes

Extra curriculars:
-Started a consultancy (1 year) with another student in my last year of uni, which was profitable
-Toastmasters for 4 years, held leadership roles within club. Hence have become good at and enjoy public speaking.
-Mentored 16/17 years olds (in deprived neighbourhoods) for past 5 years, helping them achieve their potential.
-Lead a team at uni to semi finals of nationwide business game
-Regularly play Rugby at local club, golf and badminton
-Conversational in french

Goal: Move to consultancy

Target schools:

HBS, LBS, Booth, Kellog, INSEAD and Yale

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New post 06 Feb 2012, 14:14
Just one question on your GMAT: what are your verbal and quant scores? If 80%+ on each, then I have no issue at all.

You seem to have a strong profile and some interesting experiences which will lend themselves well to essays. I think you should take a shot at any of those programs on your list, knowing that some are going to be longer shots than others, of course.

Three things to keep in mind:
• Your competitiveness will come down to the quality of your leadership experience in and out of work. Can you draw upon “moments” when you truly led: influenced individuals and organizations, drove results, took initiative?
• In terms of your post-MBA goals, paint a picture that cohesively ties together your past, present, and future. Demonstrate to the admissions committees that your desired career path necessitates an MBA. Identify the specific gaps that stand between you and your short- and long-term goals (knowledge, skills, experiences, network, etc.) and show how business school would directly address those gaps.
• In terms of extracurricular activities, what you’ve done more recently has more weight than what you did in university/school.

Best of luck!

Brian Eng
Senior Consultant


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