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Profile Evaluation - 26y/o Male - Corporate Finance

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MrPink78,

You have a strong profile, stronger than most, and very well-rounded. I'm not sure the post-MBA goal you stated is your best bet in that it's extremely common. Even saying you want to stay in corporate finance would probably help you stand out a bit more. As I said, I like what I see you may not be sufficiently superhuman or distinctive (ballerina, Marine Captain, TV anchor etc.) to get into Stanford and HBS. Everyone needs longshots and they would not be impossible for you. You are competitive for Wharton, Tuck, Columbia, Kellogg, Haas, and Chicago. You are probably in even better shape for Stern, UCLA, and Duke, though I would hesitate to call them safety schools given the application volume and unpredictability of the past admissions season.

You are basically doing everything right. You might want to be a little more creative with the goals and then due-diligence those goals so they appear thoroughly thought through and credible when you apply. You could also start building networks among students and alumni from these schools.

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Thanks for the quick response Paul,

I have a follow-up....

I am actually very keen on "Clean Tech" - would stating I want to pursue a CFO type position with that industry help me to stand out from the HF/Ibank crowd?


I know I am lacking any direct international exposure - how do you feel about the "volunteer abroad" programs? I would only be able to volunteer for about 2 weeks with work and all...

Also, seeing that I have a couple years until I apply - Is there anything I can do to strengthen my profile in the meantime?

Thanks again Paul

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MrPink78,

Yes, CFO of a clean-tech company would set you apart very nicely. As you may know, alternative energy is one of the industries still hiring MBAs during the current recession. Even two weeks abroad in an overseas volunteer program would make your application more interesting and strengthen your extracurricular profile since serving overseas is not the typical way most applicants get involved. That said, keep in mind that the extracurricular/volunteer activities with biggest ROI are those in which you have a *leadership* role.

Regarding other profile-strengthening steps you can take, I'd be happy to discuss those on a consultant-client basis. You can reach me at pbodine@accepted.com.

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