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Profile evaluation ~3 years to MBA (M7 or Canadian)

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Plan to apply at ~28/29 yo, white female Canadian

Undergrad: BBA in Accounting (lesser known school)

GPA: 3.6 - debating take a few extra courses to bump up some of my B's

Work Experience:
Current - big 4 audit, will have CPA
Past - 2 years full time at CRA while full time in university (not sure if I'd even want to include this)

GMAT - have not yet completed

Target schools - Tuck, Yale, Ivey (CAN,) Queen's (CAN,) Rotman (CAN)

So my profile is obviously very vanilla, I'm looking for advice on what I can do to stand out in the next 2 years so that I might have a shot at an M7. LT goal is to break out of accounting and into finance.

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Hi there - thanks for writing! A few points to address your questions:

- A 3.6 is pretty solid, and the CPA will add to your academic achievements. If you get a strong score on the GMAT (700+), I don't think you'll need to focus on the undergrad Bs). And yes, if you were working full-time during college, ABSOLUTELY mention that! AdComs most certainly will take this into account
- Academics aside, you'll want to show your professional impact on your resume - what have you achieved in your role (rather than your responsibilities)? Also, you'll want to have your recommenders attest to your performance and potential, particularly in relation to your peers (for example, have you been promoted early or trusted with extra responsibility/mentoring others?)
- Are you involved with any extracurriculars outside of work? If not, definitely consider getting involved in something personally meaningful between now and when you apply

Hope this helps a bit! Let me know of any other questions :)

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Plan to apply at ~28/29 yo, white female Canadian

Undergrad: BBA in Accounting (lesser known school)

GPA: 3.6 - debating take a few extra courses to bump up some of my B's

Work Experience:
Current - big 4 audit, will have CPA
Past - 2 years full time at CRA while full time in university (not sure if I'd even want to include this)

GMAT - have not yet completed

Target schools - Tuck, Yale, Ivey (CAN,) Queen's (CAN,) Rotman (CAN)

So my profile is obviously very vanilla, I'm looking for advice on what I can do to stand out in the next 2 years so that I might have a shot at an M7. LT goal is to break out of accounting and into finance.

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mbaMissionNishaT wrote:
Hi there - thanks for writing! A few points to address your questions:

- A 3.6 is pretty solid, and the CPA will add to your academic achievements. If you get a strong score on the GMAT (700+), I don't think you'll need to focus on the undergrad Bs). And yes, if you were working full-time during college, ABSOLUTELY mention that! AdComs most certainly will take this into account
- Academics aside, you'll want to show your professional impact on your resume - what have you achieved in your role (rather than your responsibilities)? Also, you'll want to have your recommenders attest to your performance and potential, particularly in relation to your peers (for example, have you been promoted early or trusted with extra responsibility/mentoring others?)
- Are you involved with any extracurriculars outside of work? If not, definitely consider getting involved in something personally meaningful between now and when you apply

Hope this helps a bit! Let me know of any other questions :)

koolaid wrote:
Plan to apply at ~28/29 yo, white female Canadian

Undergrad: BBA in Accounting (lesser known school)

GPA: 3.6 - debating take a few extra courses to bump up some of my B's

Work Experience:
Current - big 4 audit, will have CPA
Past - 2 years full time at CRA while full time in university (not sure if I'd even want to include this)

GMAT - have not yet completed

Target schools - Tuck, Yale, Ivey (CAN,) Queen's (CAN,) Rotman (CAN)

So my profile is obviously very vanilla, I'm looking for advice on what I can do to stand out in the next 2 years so that I might have a shot at an M7. LT goal is to break out of accounting and into finance.


Thank you so much for taking the time to review! I'm glad you mentioned I should mention my working full time during university, I definitely wasn't planning on mentioning that! I'll just have to find a unique extracurricular in the next few years, hmmm. Thanks again!

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