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Thank you in advance!

WE:
- Three and a half years consulting in a Big 4 specialty tax group (international tax, multistate tax, transfer pricing, etc.) at large east coast practice (NYC, DC, Boston, etc)

GMAT: Projected, 710-730

Certifications:
- CPA

Education:
- Graduated Summa Cum Laude from liberal arts school in a small western state (think Montana, Wyoming, Idaho).
- Cumulative GPA is 3.92.
- Double major in accounting and political economy; double minor in philosophy and natural sciences.

Awards:
- (Big 4 firm) intern case study competition team leader for winning group.
- Outstanding chapter growth (recruitment chair for my fraternity).
- Dean's List (x8).
- 1st place in ethics and professionalism (Business Professionals of America).
- Two years in a row, I won a competitive scholarship that is awarded to the top student in the liberal arts majors (history, political economy, philosophy, etc.).
- Awarded top accounting student by business department.
- Awarded highest academic honors bestowed by the college (above Summa Cum Laude). Five seniors out of a 250 student graduating class were given the award.
- Awarded honors in political economy (first student in over a decade).

Extracurriculars (College):
- President of ENACTUS.
- Director of Intramurals.
- Chairman of Senate Outreach Committee (philanthropy) for the student senate.
- Student senator
- Served as the recruitment chair, philanthropy chair, new member education chair, and alumni chair for my fraternity;
- Bassist for jazz combo (all four years)
- Rugby club for two-years (hurt my shoulder and had to give up playing).
- JDRF Volunteer

* Also, as the Chairman for Senate Outreach Committee, I put on a community 5k for cancer research.

Extracurriculars (post-college):

- Pro-bono tax consulting for underprivileged community members
- Pro-bono music instructor at local middle school

Interests:
- Skiing
- Outdoors
- Both listening and playing jazz
- Reading


Miscellaneous:
- Neither of my parents graduated from a 4-year college.
- Graduated from a performing arts high school where I studied under a grammy award winning bassist.

I am a few years from applying. What sort of things should I look to add to my profile?

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Thank you in advance!
Hi @StoicBread- there looks to be a lot to like. Let me address how you can keep improving in next few yrs
WE:
- Three and a half years consulting in a Big 4 specialty tax group (international tax, multistate tax, transfer pricing, etc.) at large east coast practice (NYC, DC, Boston, etc)

GMAT: Projected, 710-730

Certifications:
- CPA

Education:
- Graduated Summa Cum Laude from liberal arts school in a small western state (think Montana, Wyoming, Idaho).
- Cumulative GPA is 3.92.
- Double major in accounting and political economy; double minor in philosophy and natural sciences.

Awards:
- (Big 4 firm) intern case study competition team leader for winning group.
- Outstanding chapter growth (recruitment chair for my fraternity).
- Dean's List (x8).
- 1st place in ethics and professionalism (Business Professionals of America).
- Two years in a row, I won a competitive scholarship that is awarded to the top student in the liberal arts majors (history, political economy, philosophy, etc.).
- Awarded top accounting student by business department.
- Awarded highest academic honors bestowed by the college (above Summa Cum Laude). Five seniors out of a 250 student graduating class were given the award.
- Awarded honors in political economy (first student in over a decade).

Extracurriculars (College):
- President of ENACTUS.
- Director of Intramurals.
- Chairman of Senate Outreach Committee (philanthropy) for the student senate.
- Student senator
- Served as the recruitment chair, philanthropy chair, new member education chair, and alumni chair for my fraternity;
- Bassist for jazz combo (all four years)
- Rugby club for two-years (hurt my shoulder and had to give up playing).
- JDRF Volunteer

* Also, as the Chairman for Senate Outreach Committee, I put on a community 5k for cancer research.

Extracurriculars (post-college):

- Pro-bono tax consulting for underprivileged community members
- Pro-bono music instructor at local middle school

Interests:
- Skiing
- Outdoors
- Both listening and playing jazz
- Reading


Miscellaneous:
- Neither of my parents graduated from a 4-year college.This can be an important thing to point out so try - without seeming to try too hard- to have this noted somewhere on application- perhaps weaved organically into an essay if appropriate
- Graduated from a performing arts high school where I studied under a grammy award winning bassist.

I am a few years from applying. What sort of things should I look to add to my profile?
Stratus does offer an early edge program that can help you evaluate your specific situation and make sure you make the most of your years before B school so that you are ready to apply when the time comes. Your work experience- and not sure if this is projected or actual- looks good. I would challenge you somewhat to keep understanding the WHY MBA? WHY this school? WHY Now?
as these are important questions to answer- and a lot depends on how well you answer them. To learn more about our program of working with people- where we essentially do an audit of their current status and what is needed- go to this link for a free consult: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/

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Would really be thankful if you guys can take a look at my profile

Nationality: Indian
GMAT: 700 Q 50 V 34 (Giving the exam again on 13th of next month)
Undergrad 7.29/10 from IIIT Hyderabad (Next to old IITs sorta collage)
12th 93% 10th 88%

Work Ex: 4 years by the time I start my MBA

Currently with Grab Singapore (Backend engineer)
Previously 2 years 2 months at Google India as a Software Engineer
Although this does not count (10 months Research intern with CA during undergrad and Summer intern at Groupon)

Achievements and Extra Curriculars:

1. U14 State level in a sport (Represented Odisha)
2. Cultural Head for annual techno cultural fest of Undergrad university [ And also Cultural head for 2 successive years for intra college events]
3. Ed Support volunteer at Make A difference ( ~ 8 months)
4. ACM ICPC two times onsite under 30 ranked team
5. TA for artificial intelligence in Undergrad
6. School(High school and Primary) level certificates for few sports and cultural events


Any suggestions or any idea about the chances?

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Great thread. Thanks for taking the time to do this. See my profile below:

-26 year old white male (US)
-3.16 GPA in accounting from a liberal arts school. I got horrible grades my first two years as I was doing a Marine Corps officer training program that only mandated I maintain a 2.0. I completed the training but realized the military was not what I wanted to do with my life, had an "oh crap" moment and started taking school seriously, brought my GPA from about a 2.5 to the 3.16 with a major GPA of 3.6. I plan to write an additional essay about this.
-780 GMAT (50Q/47V)
-Licensed CPA
-Started my career in Big 4 audit, received great ratings and will have a solid recommendation from a former mentor there
-After 2 years of audit, switched to the transaction advisory services group of another firm which is my current job. Doing financial due diligence on middle-market deals ranging from $50 million to $300 million, mainly in the healthcare/biotech space but experience across a variety of industries. The job is a good mix of business operations and finance focus which I will stress in my essays. I've been at the current job roughly 14 months and was just promoted to Manager which is two years earlier than normal manager-level promotions. Will receive another great recommendation from my current supervisor.
-Extracurriculars include Junior Achievement volunteering for the last two years (going to elementary/middle schools and teaching kids about personal finance), national competition-level men's rugby, and currently trying to get on the board of a local education-focused nonprofit. I know the nonprofit thing might seem like I just tried to add something last minute to throw on the resume but it's a cause I actually care about and the opportunity just surfaced.
-ST Goal is to switch to the other side of the deal table and join a large investment bank, ideally in the healthcare division. I've had some great experiences being part of the m&a process through the deals I've done in TAS and I think that skillset could transfer well to IB. I also have a great network from working with several banks and PE firms on deals.
-LT Goal is to take what I learned from IB and transition to a healthcare-focused PE/VC

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Would love any feedback on my strengths, gaps, and perceptive likelihood of acceptance. Plan to apply R1.

- 710 GMAT (48Q/40V/8IR/6AWA)
- 3.42 GPA (upward trending - 3.0 first year, 3.8 fourth year)
- Undergraduate degree in Economics from UVA
- Work experience includes 4 years (will be 5 when leaving for b-school) in Technology consulting, doing mainly systems engineering in the healthcare industry, for a Big-4 consulting firm
- Currently applying to secure company sponsorship with a return offer prior to applying to school
- Outside of client work, also involved with undergraduate recruiting, internal innovation competitions, a mentorship program for new hires, and experience working on two successful business development efforts
- Extracurriculars: coach a local little league baseball team and support my significant other's small business as the logistical/business support. Founded a mental health support organization during undergrad and held two executive positions in my Fraternity.
- My b-school story is likely going to be focused around the development of my passion for the healthcare industry in my four years in consulting and how I want to leverage the experiences gained from an MBA as well as schools with healthcare concentrations/majors to eventually be in a position to drive healthcare innovation for the benefit of the patient. I will likely be returning to my consulting firm post-MBA in order to honor my sponsorship and receive reimbursement but would eventually like to be working for either a large healthcare device company or a tech firm in their healthcare department with a focus in operations/management.
- Age: 26
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Would love any feedback on my strengths, gaps, and perceptive likelihood of acceptance. Plan to apply R1.

- 710 GMAT (48Q/40V/8IR/6AWA)
- 3.42 GPA (upward trending - 3.0 first year, 3.8 fourth year)
- Undergraduate degree in Economics from UVA
- Work experience includes 4 years (will be 5 when leaving for b-school) in Technology consulting, doing mainly systems engineering in the healthcare industry, for a Big-4 consulting firm
- Currently applying to secure company sponsorship with a return offer prior to applying to school
- Outside of client work, also involved with undergraduate recruiting, internal innovation competitions, a mentorship program for new hires, and experience working on two successful business development efforts
- Extracurriculars: coach a local little league baseball team and support my significant other's small business as the logistical/business support. Founded a mental health support organization during undergrad and held two executive positions in my Fraternity.
- My b-school story is likely going to be focused around the development of my passion for the healthcare industry in my four years in consulting and how I want to leverage the experiences gained from an MBA as well as schools with healthcare concentrations/majors to eventually be in a position to drive healthcare innovation for the benefit of the patient. I will likely be returning to my consulting firm post-MBA in order to honor my sponsorship and receive reimbursement but would eventually like to be working for either a large healthcare device company or a tech firm in their healthcare department with a focus in operations/management.
- Age: 26
- White, US born, Male



Your story as it relates to your goals makes a lot of sense, particularly because you show some interest in healthcare since college. I can't speak to your chances, and frankly, no one here can. My advice would be to apply EA if you really desire to go to Fuqua, as their strength in healthcare aligns perfectly with your goals. Good luck!

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Hi my name is Abhishek Srivastava from India

GMAT : 760 (Q-50 V-44)
Industry : Pharmaceutical Consulting
Work Experience : 72 (months)
Under grad : Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (B.Tech - Information technology)
Under grad GPA : 2.4

I have been working for a market research startup which provides data to pharmaceutical companies so that they could help devise strategies related to new brand production, market capture etc. My post is of a regional manager and I been heading a team of 10 people now. earlier the time size was 2. No promotions because hierarchical structure is very less ( only 2 managers above and then the ceo of company). Yet I have handled major projects for company like glenmark pilot, zydus optistox etc. Glenmark was ready to roll out pan india only when they saw success in uttar pradesh and I was the given the role of leading that projects bringing in revenue of Rs 1.5 crore.

Extracurricular : Film making group in hometown, assistant director for the same. directed movies majorly on women issue and farmer labour.

I want to specialise in operations consulting.

Post mba: I want to work in healthcare consulting.

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Thank you so much for offering! Any guidance is appreciated. I'm considering applying ED

Demographic: 26 year old American white straight male. Fluent in English and nearly fluent in German

GMAT: 700 (48Q/38V/6AWA/7IR)

Undergrad: 3.2 in math from top 25 school (it's one of Johns Hopkins, Tufts, Emory, Rice)

Work experience: 4 years (5 when matriculate) at a well known tech company in New York City (think Spotify, Jet, Grub Hub) in biz dev. Promoted twice

Leadership: Captain of college tennis team, member of varsity squash team. Manage direct reports in role. Vice President of office marathon club.

Community: I volunteer weekly for MADD. My parents died in a car crash from a drunk driver (discuss in my essays with my volunteer experience)

Post MBA: Work in biz dev for a tech company (current company has given me offer if I return after school, but will likely go somewhere else)

Other: the two supervisors I asked for recs went to Kellogg and Wharton and said they would write me great ones. Hopefully means they'll be good


Since I did two college sports, work with many cross functional teams, and do community service I'm hoping my team commitment fits with Team Fuqua (which is why I want to go Fuqua!)

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Would really be thankful if you guys can take a look at my profile

Nationality: Indian
GMAT: 700 Q 50 V 34 (Giving the exam again on 13th of next month)
Undergrad 7.29/10 from IIIT Hyderabad (Next to old IITs sorta collage)
12th 93% 10th 88%

Work Ex: 4 years by the time I start my MBA

Currently with Grab Singapore (Backend engineer)
Previously 2 years 2 months at Google India as a Software Engineer
Although this does not count (10 months Research intern with CA during undergrad and Summer intern at Groupon)

Achievements and Extra Curriculars:

1. U14 State level in a sport (Represented Odisha)
2. Cultural Head for annual techno cultural fest of Undergrad university [ And also Cultural head for 2 successive years for intra college events]
3. Ed Support volunteer at Make A difference ( ~ 8 months)
4. ACM ICPC two times onsite under 30 ranked team
5. TA for artificial intelligence in Undergrad
6. School(High school and Primary) level certificates for few sports and cultural events


Any suggestions or any idea about the chances?


Hey dude,
Good to hear from you!
A few things:
1. how did your GMAT retake go?
:)
That can change things

2. You need to rethink your way of presenting yourself. All of your "Achievements" you listed are 100% irrelevant for B-school. You need to be looking at LEADERSHIP achievements, business achievements, management achievements, creativity achievements, etc. Your coding life is OVER! Now, welcome to the MBA! :)

3. I’d love to help you out but without more info it’s gonna be hard. What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars?

ll of these will play important roles in your evaluation.
Best,
Jon

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Age: 27, South Asian, American

Undergrad: Top 10 Public School (Top 5 Undergraduate Business Program)

GPA: 3.65

Work:
-2 Years as a Financial Analyst in a Healthcare commericial/corporate banking group at one of the 4 largest commercial banks in the US. Performed financial analysis of investment grade healthcare systems and developed a strong understanding of the provider space
-3 Years as a Management Consultant for a small healthcare consulting firm (which has sent two employees to Kellogg in the past 2 years, so the company name shouldn't be too unknown). I worked on projects with national healthcare medicaid managed care organizations over 6-7 states so I gained a lot of experience on the payer space and experience with the medicaid/medicare space in a multiple number of states. I got promoted within a year to a level above Analyst and am likely up for promotion to manager role this fall. I've gained experience leading my own workstreams and my recommenders (Partner, Senior Manager) can speak to my leadership ability and my client interactions very well.

Other:
-In college, volunteered abroad as an HIV/AIDs educator for a summer
-Currently involved in a few volunteering organizations but about to start a mentorship program this fall

GMAT (this is where it gets tough)
-680 (low quant). I'm re-taking the GMAT in a few weeks to break 700-720, but if all else fails, I'm going to try and give the GRE a shot.

Goals for MBA:

-Healthcare. I'm passionate about the industry and I don't want to change industries. I want to leverage my experience in both the finance/provider and management consulting/payer space and move towards a healthcare technology focused start-up or even working within a healthcare provider in a management role. With that said, I'm targeting schools with strong placements/programs within healthcare (Kellogg, Fuqua, etc)

Any advice, tips, chances? Is this a reach (I figure my gmat def needs to go up to have a shot at all)


Well dude, as you might guess a lot will depend upon that GMAT. If you can (or have) bring it up to a 720, well things are looking mighty awesome....
:)

Otherwise, though even with your current score, I would say you have a shot. You're American, with a great GPA from a very good school. You come from a top industry that does good recruiting at Duke (and you're a good fit too), you have some really nice volunteer work... So lots of very nice narrative stuff in your profile, which i super important.

If you have that GMAT score above average to boot... well then... :)

What I can also say is that if you push really hard to get to know Duke well - visiting, talking to people, building your network before you apply it can have a BIG effect on your application, so I would totally urge you doing that.

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Great thread. Thanks for taking the time to do this. See my profile below:

-26 year old white male (US)
-3.16 GPA in accounting from a liberal arts school. I got horrible grades my first two years as I was doing a Marine Corps officer training program that only mandated I maintain a 2.0. I completed the training but realized the military was not what I wanted to do with my life, had an "oh crap" moment and started taking school seriously, brought my GPA from about a 2.5 to the 3.16 with a major GPA of 3.6. I plan to write an additional essay about this.
-780 GMAT (50Q/47V)
-Licensed CPA
-Started my career in Big 4 audit, received great ratings and will have a solid recommendation from a former mentor there
-After 2 years of audit, switched to the transaction advisory services group of another firm which is my current job. Doing financial due diligence on middle-market deals ranging from $50 million to $300 million, mainly in the healthcare/biotech space but experience across a variety of industries. The job is a good mix of business operations and finance focus which I will stress in my essays. I've been at the current job roughly 14 months and was just promoted to Manager which is two years earlier than normal manager-level promotions. Will receive another great recommendation from my current supervisor.
-Extracurriculars include Junior Achievement volunteering for the last two years (going to elementary/middle schools and teaching kids about personal finance), national competition-level men's rugby, and currently trying to get on the board of a local education-focused nonprofit. I know the nonprofit thing might seem like I just tried to add something last minute to throw on the resume but it's a cause I actually care about and the opportunity just surfaced.
-ST Goal is to switch to the other side of the deal table and join a large investment bank, ideally in the healthcare division. I've had some great experiences being part of the m&a process through the deals I've done in TAS and I think that skillset could transfer well to IB. I also have a great network from working with several banks and PE firms on deals.
-LT Goal is to take what I learned from IB and transition to a healthcare-focused PE/VC


Hey man,
So first of all wicked GMAT! Well done!
If there's one thing that will PROVE you have change r.e. your GPA, that was the thing to do. And you did it. so congrats.

Next a question: Your goals: why healthcare? What's the motivation? You don't seem to have worked in it. So why?
And a critique: You've done audit and finance on deals. But what makes you want to do IB? Right now about your IB and then PE/VC goals, I am most skeptical. Why? You won't be surprised to discover that these are the first goals of just about every single applicant to B-school. No surprise here. These are the biggest money fancy finance jobs. But keep in mind that the competition is stiff and that there will be a lot of VE/PC/IB people who ALREADY have industry experience. So why you? Are these REALLY the right goals for you? And also although you COULD go to Duke, they're aren't necessarily famous for this stuff, so you might have a touch of an uphill battle convincing the school you REALLY really just wanna go there.

Other than that, things looks pretty good. You have decent ECs and volunteer work, and everything else looks mighty solid.

I hope this helps!

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Would love any feedback on my strengths, gaps, and perceptive likelihood of acceptance. Plan to apply R1.

- 710 GMAT (48Q/40V/8IR/6AWA)
- 3.42 GPA (upward trending - 3.0 first year, 3.8 fourth year)
- Undergraduate degree in Economics from UVA
- Work experience includes 4 years (will be 5 when leaving for b-school) in Technology consulting, doing mainly systems engineering in the healthcare industry, for a Big-4 consulting firm
- Currently applying to secure company sponsorship with a return offer prior to applying to school
- Outside of client work, also involved with undergraduate recruiting, internal innovation competitions, a mentorship program for new hires, and experience working on two successful business development efforts
- Extracurriculars: coach a local little league baseball team and support my significant other's small business as the logistical/business support. Founded a mental health support organization during undergrad and held two executive positions in my Fraternity.
- My b-school story is likely going to be focused around the development of my passion for the healthcare industry in my four years in consulting and how I want to leverage the experiences gained from an MBA as well as schools with healthcare concentrations/majors to eventually be in a position to drive healthcare innovation for the benefit of the patient. I will likely be returning to my consulting firm post-MBA in order to honor my sponsorship and receive reimbursement but would eventually like to be working for either a large healthcare device company or a tech firm in their healthcare department with a focus in operations/management.
- Age: 26
- White, US born, Male


Hey dude,
Good to hear from you. I think you have a solid competitive shot at Fuqua. You're a fit with your background, and your goals are clear and logical and in line with your past experience. Very good GMAT, with the accompanying GPA from a good school. Basically everything looks in order. Maybe your ECs/Volunteer work is a bit on the light side, especially given the opportunities in your industry, but you have enough that it shouldn't pose any real problem, or be perceived as a negative.
Other than that, just go with your passion and make them an application they can't refuse. :)

As I've mentioned in this forum to other candidates, Fuqua is real keen on folks who know the school real well and love it even more. So think about visiting, networking, researching and all that jazz. It does pay off in the end.

Best,
Jon

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Hi

Thank you in advance for taking out time and helping me in reviewing my applications. :)

I scored a 690(V35, Q49) on my first attempt at GMAT. Writing again in a month, targeting 730+. Even if my score do not improve I have decided to apply this year.

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Age 25

Education
- 7.7 GPA
- Bachelors in Computer Science from Tier-1 college - Was in top 1% of the students who appeared for engineering exam across India
- Graduation Year: 2014

Work Experience:
- 3 years work ex, 4 years at the time of starting of the course

Got placed in Samsung R&D as Software Developer from college.
- Worked on Tizen OS
- Worked on samsung smart TVs
- Got promoted within 8 months.

Left Samsung after 1 year and started my own startup. Worked on it for 2 years, before shutting it down.
- Raised funding which we eventually returned after we decided to shut down the company

Currently working as Assistant Marketing Manager at a Series B funded ecommerce startup
- handling Google and Facebook marketing
- handling monthly marketing budgets upto 160,000 USD or 10 million INR.

Extra- Curricular :
- Represented college in Nationals of Volleyball
- Was elected Sports seceretary in college
- Founded first cultural club of the college
- Core committee member of annual college fest

Post MBA goals
Work in marketing with top consumer companies for 4-5 years. Start my own company. (writing my essays around pursuing entrepreneurship as the eventual goal after gaining sufficient experience. The same reason why I joined a startup.)

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Hi my name is Abhishek Srivastava from India

GMAT : 760 (Q-50 V-44)
Industry : Pharmaceutical Consulting
Work Experience : 72 (months)
Under grad : Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (B.Tech - Information technology)
Under grad GPA : 2.4

I have been working for a market research startup which provides data to pharmaceutical companies so that they could help devise strategies related to new brand production, market capture etc. My post is of a regional manager and I been heading a team of 10 people now. earlier the time size was 2. No promotions because hierarchical structure is very less ( only 2 managers above and then the ceo of company). Yet I have handled major projects for company like glenmark pilot, zydus optistox etc. Glenmark was ready to roll out pan india only when they saw success in uttar pradesh and I was the given the role of leading that projects bringing in revenue of Rs 1.5 crore.

Extracurricular : Film making group in hometown, assistant director for the same. directed movies majorly on women issue and farmer labour.

I want to specialise in operations consulting.

Post mba: I want to work in healthcare consulting.


Hey dude,
Well fantastic GMAT there! Wow!!!
Now even with this GMAT though you still do have some challenges in your application, notably that you are in Indian candidate, from a non-IIT school with a VERY low GPA. All of these things plus your non-famous employer will make Fuqua a stretch for you, but still you should give it a shot.

The important thing though will be for you to tell your STORY - to make it unique and exciting and passionate (as well of course as logical and effective) :)

And just as important is that you apply to a range of schools that fit your needs and goals (I would recommend applying to at least five)

I hope this helps!

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Hi all,
Would appreciate any feedback. Thanks in advance.

• 760 GMAT
• 3.27 GPA (upward trending)
• Undergraduate degree in finance from a large public school in the Southeast US.
• First generation college student
• Work experience includes 3 years at a bulge bracket IB as operations analyst – securities processing and trade settlements. Heavy involvement and leadership in various regulatory/strategy projects. Promoted ahead of schedule to senior analyst after 2 years.
• Internships at manufacturing company in both Shanghai and Singapore (operations and market research)
• Extracurriculars: Volunteer tutoring of adult students in subjects ranging from basic literacy to GED prep two hours a week. Social fraternity leadership for 2.5 years in undergrad.
• Goal: management consulting in the financial services industry
• 25-year-old white American male

I am in line for a Leadership Development Program at work next year, which I think would strengthen my application, but my team is wrapping up a large project this month so the time might be right to go ahead and apply this year. Thoughts?

Thanks again.

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Hey, everyone

Would appreciate some feedback. Thank you in advance.

- Russian, white, straight, male, 30 y.o., married
- 730 GMAT (Q49, V40)
- 110 Toefl
- Undergraduate degree in engineering (automobile industry). The best automobile industry university in Russia.
- Former professional athlete, volleyball player. Was a member of Junior National Team Russia. Participated in Universiade 2007 in Bangkok as a member of national team. Europe champion among students and MVP of this championship. Played for a professional team in one of the strongest leagues in the world.
My other work experience includes creating 2 successful cosmetics stores in Moscow (active), creating an online cosmetics store(active) and creating a store and a hair salon in one place (unique approach in that town, now sold). I am also a partner in a big (55 stores) cosmetics stores network in Moscow. Got my first salary when was 13 and since then I am working constantly.
- Extracurriculars include volleyball non-profit projects. Participated in development of the amateur volleyball league. Gave volleyball lessons to kids and orphants.
- Goal: Creative marketing position in fashion & beauty industry.
- Speak 3 languages apart from my native Russian
- Hobby - Fashion photography. Just returned from Hong Kong where we were shooting models outdoors.

My main weakness is my very low GPA. It is as low as 2.44 (but I will check it once more. I pray for a calculating mistake). At the time I studied in university I was playing for the club and for the national team. I chose engineering while my sports colleagues all chose sports universities. And I also had some issues preventing me from getting top marks. However I worked hard on my diploma project and was awarded a prize as my project got into TOP100 diplomas that year. Will definitely write an optional essay for that.

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Would like your opinion on my profile.

Indian, Male, Age - 28
- GMAT - 760 (Q51, V41) AWA - 4, IR - 8
- GPA - 7.9/10, B.Tech. IIT Roorkee

Experience
- Worked for 4 years in a Marketing analytics firm (450 employees, global presence). Collaborated with marketing teams of SABMiller, Amazon.in, P&G on market research projects. Progressed in my role over the years.

Role - Designing research, identifying key trends and insights, liaising with client teams, coordinating with support teams and vendors

Achievements/ Other activities - Promoted every year
Lead initiatives that have had a small positive impact on work-flow and project budget
Mentored new-comers; conducted technical training

Post-MBA Goal - Transition to marketing in CPG industry; aiming for product/ brand management role.

Extra-curricular
- Active in athletics (100m, 200m sprints) and rowing during college.
- Ardent trekker since college; been on several high-altitude treks, recently to Everest base camp.
- Pursuing mountaineering; finished 2 month-long mountaineering courses and summited two technical peaks (both ~20,000 ft) in India.

Volunteered for
- a rural development project aimed at imparting computer education to school teachers and students. Volunteered for an year.
- teaching school students and providing career guidance. Involved in this for 2 years.
- health camps and cleanliness drives, community service

Targeting - Kellogg, Duke and Booth
Please point out other schools that I should be targeting. Any chances with H/S/W?

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Hi all,
Would appreciate any feedback. Thanks in advance.

• 760 GMAT
• 3.27 GPA (upward trending)
• Undergraduate degree in finance from a large public school in the Southeast US.
• First generation college student
• Work experience includes 3 years at a bulge bracket IB as operations analyst – securities processing and trade settlements. Heavy involvement and leadership in various regulatory/strategy projects. Promoted ahead of schedule to senior analyst after 2 years.
• Internships at manufacturing company in both Shanghai and Singapore (operations and market research)
• Extracurriculars: Volunteer tutoring of adult students in subjects ranging from basic literacy to GED prep two hours a week. Social fraternity leadership for 2.5 years in undergrad.
• Goal: management consulting in the financial services industry
• 25-year-old white American male

I am in line for a Leadership Development Program at work next year, which I think would strengthen my application, but my team is wrapping up a large project this month so the time might be right to go ahead and apply this year. Thoughts?

Thanks again.

From a pure stats perspective, your 760 GMAT will offset concerns on the lower GPA. Focus on painting a clear pictures of what you want to do post-MBA from your prior experiences. MC for financial services makes a lot of sense given your current WE. You need to convince Fuqua why you want to transition to MC. The internship in manufacturing in Asia is not relevant, you should remove that aspect from your application. If you want to mention the future LDP aspect, be sure to tie it into the application is a tasteful way.

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