Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases

It is currently 22 May 2017, 15:17


GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance


we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.


Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Profile Evaluation

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Joined: 08 May 2011
Posts: 217
Location: United States
Concentration: International Business, General Management
Schools: Wharton '16 (M)
WE: Analyst (Venture Capital)
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 92 [0], given: 3

Profile Evaluation [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Jun 2013, 09:59
Hello, looking for some advice on schools to apply to. I was rejected from HBS, MIT, Wharton and CBS 2 years ago, but my profile has improved substantially since then (I think). My goal is to leverage my experience in energy finance & investing to an operational role - ideally a GM rotational program in energy/industrials/chemicals/etc (I've seen places like Chevron, Dow, Dupont, Danaher, etc.)

Demographic: 28, White Male

GMAT - 760 (Q50, V44) -> up from 690 last time I applied
3.7 GPA from Wharton Undergrad

Work Experience: 7 years at matriculation in 2014

1) 1.5 years of a management consultant at mid-tier firm
2) 3.5 years in boutique (read: no-name bank) i-banking doing power and infrastructure work. Some renewables but primarily natural gas. Transitioned from consulting due to my interest in the energy sector and the fact that my previous firm had no energy clients.
3) Currently 1 year into a pre-MBA Associate position at a clean-tech venture capital firm. In lieu of applying the following year I felt a 2-year VC program would be good experience and help my chances in re-applying. I do mostly strategy and operations work for portfolio companies, rather than deal work. The VC job is great but there is not a strong chance for upward mobility and the cleantech market is an absolute mess at the moment. My personality is better suited to building a managerial career at an international company.

Target schools: Wharton, Booth, Kellogg, Duke, UVA. Not interested in the New York schools due to cost and focus on finance.

Could really use some advice - I'm a little worried I'm too old at this point to even go after this.
Profile Evaluation   [#permalink] 11 Jun 2013, 09:59
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Profile evaluation cybermusings 1 16 Aug 2007, 16:27
Profile Evaluation zelmanov2005 3 21 Aug 2007, 16:20
profile evaluation shaileshkulka 3 06 Jul 2007, 12:06
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile evaluation Audio 17 01 Apr 2008, 14:49
Profile evaluation shabbu 1 18 Jun 2007, 20:50
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Profile Evaluation

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.