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New post 30 Jan 2017, 21:23
Hello,

Can you please evaluate my profile?

US Citizen, Male, Asian American
Age at matriculation- 26
GMAT- 700
Undergrad School- Community College for 2 years then UC Riverside for 2 years
Undergrad GPA- 3.8 Transfer GPA & 3.15 at a 4 Year GPA- Combined GPA is roughly 3.47
Degree- Bachelors in business administration

Work Exp - Wealth Advisor for 1.5 years at Guardian Life
I am on the Client Advisory side and function as a consultant, of sorts, working with the client-side (Stakeholders, CFOs, etc). to strategize insurance programs, business tax planning, and estate planning. This firm worked highly in a team environment.

After that I began working at AAA Insurance as a Product Management Analyst. This role married two interests of mine, data analytics and gave me the ability to work on big projects within our company. This position required a high level of team collaboration with many other business units as well as helped develop my data analytic skills. This role and this department is considered one of the more "prestigious" within the company as our projects directly effected revenue, customer retention and growth. I will have worked here for 2.5 years when I matriculate at an MBA school. Prospect for me to receive a promotion looks slim not because I am undeserving but because it takes a long time for people to get promoted (i.e. all the managers in my department were working for 4+ years before they got promoted). I have stood out among the analysts the joined at the same time as I did for my leadership and team collaboration skills.

Extra Curriculars-
I have been the Vice President of a Young Entrepreneurs non profit organization for 2 years. The objective of this group is to promote an environment for young entrepreneurs to network, incubate ideas, form partnerships and learn from experts. We are also involved in working with at-risk high school youth in helping them create and start businesses through another Young Entrepreneur Academy. My responsibility is to increase our member base and increase participation at our events. We have grown to 2,000+ members in 2 years and average 25+ members per event.

I really want to mix in my entrepreneurial desires although I work in a corporate environment. I would like to get into strategy consulting after my MBA and after that join a young, exciting start up that is poised to be a mover and shaker in the world.

I take health and wellness seriously, I eat right and consistently exercise 3 days a week and play basketball 4 days a week. Not sure if I can incorporate that in any way.

Goals with MBA:
Short Term: Management Consulting
Long Term: C-Suite Executive

Target schools: Tuck, Darden, Ross, Cornell, UNC, Emory,& CMU. If you can I would appreciate if you can give me some rating or % chance with each school.

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New post 02 Feb 2017, 07:25
LakersFanCali wrote:
Hello,

Can you please evaluate my profile?

US Citizen, Male, Asian American
Age at matriculation- 26
GMAT- 700
Undergrad School- Community College for 2 years then UC Riverside for 2 years
Undergrad GPA- 3.8 Transfer GPA & 3.15 at a 4 Year GPA- Combined GPA is roughly 3.47
Degree- Bachelors in business administration

Work Exp - Wealth Advisor for 1.5 years at Guardian Life
I am on the Client Advisory side and function as a consultant, of sorts, working with the client-side (Stakeholders, CFOs, etc). to strategize insurance programs, business tax planning, and estate planning. This firm worked highly in a team environment.

After that I began working at AAA Insurance as a Product Management Analyst. This role married two interests of mine, data analytics and gave me the ability to work on big projects within our company. This position required a high level of team collaboration with many other business units as well as helped develop my data analytic skills. This role and this department is considered one of the more "prestigious" within the company as our projects directly effected revenue, customer retention and growth. I will have worked here for 2.5 years when I matriculate at an MBA school. Prospect for me to receive a promotion looks slim not because I am undeserving but because it takes a long time for people to get promoted (i.e. all the managers in my department were working for 4+ years before they got promoted). I have stood out among the analysts the joined at the same time as I did for my leadership and team collaboration skills.

Extra Curriculars-
I have been the Vice President of a Young Entrepreneurs non profit organization for 2 years. The objective of this group is to promote an environment for young entrepreneurs to network, incubate ideas, form partnerships and learn from experts. We are also involved in working with at-risk high school youth in helping them create and start businesses through another Young Entrepreneur Academy. My responsibility is to increase our member base and increase participation at our events. We have grown to 2,000+ members in 2 years and average 25+ members per event.

I really want to mix in my entrepreneurial desires although I work in a corporate environment. I would like to get into strategy consulting after my MBA and after that join a young, exciting start up that is poised to be a mover and shaker in the world.

I take health and wellness seriously, I eat right and consistently exercise 3 days a week and play basketball 4 days a week. Not sure if I can incorporate that in any way.

Goals with MBA:
Short Term: Management Consulting
Long Term: C-Suite Executive

Target schools: Tuck, Darden, Ross, Cornell, UNC, Emory,& CMU. If you can I would appreciate if you can give me some rating or % chance with each school.


Hey dude!
Most excellent to hear from you!
You have some very good stuff in your profile and also some weaknesses. So let's start by taking a look at those:

Strong stuff:
- Leadership of entrepreneurs
- Solid work experience
- Good industry

Weaker stuff
- GMAT (for the higher ranked school)
- Demographics
- Non top school
- Little work experience


So overall this translates into a pretty good profile, and I have two major takeaways:
1. You should retake the GMAT if you think you can score higher
2. You should consider waiting an additional year, as 2.5 years is a bit on the inexperienced side for your profile. People who apply with very little experience tend to come from IB/PE/VC or Consulting.


If you have any other questions do not hesitate: http://admissionado.com/free-consultati ... n=mba_blog

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New post 02 Feb 2017, 10:11
Thank you for your insight, I appreciate it!

I did want to clarify that I will have a total of 4 years of experience at matriculation, 1.5 at Guardian and 2.5 at AAA.

Second, how do you think my admission chances look at the schools I listed? I believe that Tuck is definitely a reach however I plan on initiating an interview before I apply, I have been told that I come across great in interviews and am hoping that it would help with my odds there.

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New post 05 Feb 2017, 00:20
LakersFanCali wrote:
Thank you for your insight, I appreciate it!

I did want to clarify that I will have a total of 4 years of experience at matriculation, 1.5 at Guardian and 2.5 at AAA.

Second, how do you think my admission chances look at the schools I listed? I believe that Tuck is definitely a reach however I plan on initiating an interview before I apply, I have been told that I come across great in interviews and am hoping that it would help with my odds there.

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Ahhh okay! :) I misunderstood.

Well then, that leaves us only the GMAT :)

Unless you can pull 30+ points more on your GMAT, Tuck will be the toughest school on your list and is a reach. Darden and Ross are also a bit of reaches too for you, I believe.

Most of the other schools you are competitive at, so you should have a shot.

Best,
Jon Frank
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