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Profile Evaluation for Aspiring Top 10 Student

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New post 26 Oct 2017, 12:21
Hi experts,

I just took the GMAT and I'm wondering what schools I can realistically consider given my profile. I'm hoping for a top 10 school, but if my profile isn't up to snuff I would be open to waiting another year, taking the GMAT again to improve, etc.

GMAT: 730 (q49, v41) with IR-5 (AWA score TBD, but I expect/hope for a strong score)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.997/4.0
Demographics: 25yo white male

Professional experience: I've been with the same company since graduation (3.5 years). I work as a data analyst / market research consultant (lots of coding and client presentations) in the retail industry. I have been promoted twice.

Undergraduate study: Graduated 2014 with a double major in Business (Marketing + Supply Chain Management); minor in Writing
Undergraduate school: top 40 business school at a public university
Undergraduate profile: Very involved in multiple extra curricular activities with elected positions and inter-collegiate competition awards


Any tips you have on what range of schools I should consider and/or any particular gaps or weaknesses my application may have would be great to hear! Let me know if any other information would be helpful.

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Re: Profile Evaluation for Aspiring Top 10 Student [#permalink]

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ejsz wrote:
Hi experts,
Hi @ejsz- happy to review your profile below...
I just took the GMAT and I'm wondering what schools I can realistically consider given my profile. I'm hoping for a top 10 school, but if my profile isn't up to snuff I would be open to waiting another year, taking the GMAT again to improve, etc.

GMAT: 730 (q49, v41) with IR-5 (AWA score TBD, but I expect/hope for a strong score)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.997/4.0 Your GMAT/GPA combo is pretty strong- and you have good work experience. So far,
I like what I see...

Demographics: 25yo white male

Professional experience: I've been with the same company since graduation (3.5 years). I work as a data analyst / market research consultant (lots of coding and client presentations) in the retail industry. I have been promoted twice. Great to see
a long tenure and 2 promotions in your work- great progression and that will serve you well.


Undergraduate study: Graduated 2014 with a double major in Business (Marketing + Supply Chain Management); minor in Writing
Undergraduate school: top 40 business school at a public university
Undergraduate profile: Very involved in multiple extra curricular activities with elected positions and inter-collegiate competition awards
Think about how you can show results from those activities. Did you help raise more money than in previous years?
get more people involved in the club? Start a new activity that had great attendance? Think about how you can quantify some results from these activities.



Any tips you have on what range of schools I should consider and/or any particular gaps or weaknesses my application may have would be great to hear! Let me know if any other information would be helpful.

So the key piece of information that would then drive WHICH schools to select within those top 10 schools- and I do think you can/should apply to some top 10 programs- is to think about WHAT you want to do post MBA. If it is consulting- look to programs that really have great consulting relationships like Kellogg, Booth, Tuck, MIT, Ross and of course the H/S/W options. If you are looking to do something more specialized - like RE then add some programs that are strong there such as UCLA or UNC. You also want to add some safety schools beyond top 10 so that you can be competitive for some scholarships and have more options. Stratus has a great process to help you refine your career goals and then to also understand your core strengths- if you are looking at applying for next year R1 I really suggest that you consider a program we offer called Early Advantage. We can analyze your profile in detail and make a plan for you to improve in all key areas so that when you DO apply- you are truly ready. I have worked with folks who did this and I found the quality of their applications to be exceptional for spending even just 5 hours over the course of the prior year working on addressing all key areas of the profile in advance. We'd love to tell you more about that- so reach out to us at this link for a free consult: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/
I think if you do a great job on the applications and school research to understand your WHYs- that you will present very well in this MBA admissions process!

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