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Profile Evaluation Much Appreciated!

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New post 23 Apr 2017, 02:43
Hi All,

Thanks in advance for evaluating my profile and would love to hear your thought on my admission chance at the following schools. Please share your thought on the items in bold.

Target school

LBS (Main target), INSEAD, Ross, Darden, Johnson and Stern

Post-MBA goal

Investment Banking


Gender: Male

Nationality: Malaysian (Overall Malaysian candidates are underrepresented in LBS, there are only 3 candidates from the graduating class of 2018, would being a minority helps during the admission process?)
1. First generation college student

Work: Audit Senior at PwC in US, 4 years
1. Worked on a couple of IPOs and acted as lead senior

Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara
1. Studied abroad at HKUST, Hong Kong for 1 semester and took a few finance courses and ended up with a 3.4 GPA
2. Took some business classes at community college as well and ended up with a 4.0 GPA

CGPA: 3.1 (Its low but can my CPA and GMAT score offset it?)

Major: Economics and Accounting

Certificate: CPA license

GMAT: 720

Leadership/Extracurricular activities/Hobbies/Volunteer Activities:
1. Community service (food bank) - feeds low-income community
2. PwC corporate newsletter
3. Part of PwC corporate marketing team and organized a series of accounting seminar/conference
4. Break-dance performance during college/high-school
5. Backpacking
6. Pro bono consulting - mentored and guided international student in securing internships/full-time offers
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New post 23 Apr 2017, 22:09
You have a good profile. Strong SOP/essays will surely get you to the interview stage, which would be the main hurdle. All the best!

P.S. Don't forget to give Kudos :)

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New post 24 Apr 2017, 07:52
Hi there,
Thanks for reaching out – great information and questions! I wanted to first answer your question around lower GPA – yes, you can definitely offset a low GPA. We have a great article on our blog around this ( ... plications), and it sounds like you are already going in the right direction with your CPA license and additional classes.

My biggest feedback to you would be to create a highly compelling story that shows a clear rationale for why you are looking to attain an MBA. You want to do everything you can to stand out – the majority of applicants are male, so you’d be part of that competitive set (even with your Malaysian nationality, I would still opt to be overprepared). I would make sure your story includes a cohesive narrative of 1) who you are, your passion, and your goals, 2) why you are qualified for a top 10-25 MBA program and 3) why an MBA is essential to reach your goals. Having a clear narrative of why you need an MBA at this moment of your life will make your application successful, and show the strong need for an MBA while also showcasing your fit with top programs.

If you'd like to chat live about your profile and some of the questions you have, feel free to email me at

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