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Hello and thank you for reviewing my profile. I graduate with a BS in Accounting this June and plan on matriculating in 2019 or 2020 to an MBA program. Wanted to make sure I'm on the right track.

Background: White American male. 26 years old.

Work experience: Started and ran an online retail business for four years while attending college. 40+ hours a week. Roughly $120k in annual revenues and 99.9% positive feedback from customers.

This summer I'll be an audit intern at my state auditor's office.

This fall I plan on becoming a staff accountant at a real estate organization or bank. Will do that for 2-3 years and hopefully get a promotion in that period before applying.


Extra curriculars: Play trivia with a team once a week. We are one of best teams in a league of ~100.

Will find volunteer work after graduation. I find the VITA program, which performs tax returns for low income individuals, appealing.


Education: Public university not well known outside of state.

GPA: 3.65 (Junior & senior years)

2.4 (Freshman & sophomore. Explained below)


GMAT: 730 (47Q, 44V, IR6) Taken this year because I planned on starting a master's in accounting this fall, but with this score I can do more.

Goal of MBA: Consulting or a role involving real estate - such as development/project management or finance.

Target schools: Pretty open at this point to top 30 programs in the west, northeast, or upper midwest - Wharton, Johnson, Booth, Kellogg, Ross, Yale, Tuck, Stern, Foster, Anderson, Marshall, Mendoza, etc

Scholarship would be nice since I won't have much money saved before attending.


***Extenuating circumstances: Had several significant deaths in the family while I was attending community college. Lots of withdrawals and repeated courses. Delayed my graduation by a few years. Eventually finished my associates degree and transferred to a 4-year where I kicked butt and will graduate with at least a 3.65 while working.

Thanks again for your valuable input!

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New post 19 May 2017, 12:42
Vshiel wrote:
Hello and thank you for reviewing my profile. I graduate with a BS in Accounting this June and plan on matriculating in 2019 or 2020 to an MBA program. Wanted to make sure I'm on the right track.
Hi Vshiel, thanks for your questions about your profile. Will address below.
Background: White American male. 26 years old.

Work experience: Started and ran an online retail business for four years while attending college. 40+ hours a week. Roughly $120k in annual revenues and 99.9% positive feedback from customers.Great experience here- lots of good material for interview and essays

This summer I'll be an audit intern at my state auditor's office.

This fall I plan on becoming a staff accountant at a real estate organization or bank. Will do that for 2-3 years and hopefully get a promotion in that period before applying.The 2-3 yrs work sounds good- there must be a bit more to story with you being just done with college at 26. Be sure to address this somehow in application.- Oh ok I see below where you explain that- just put in optional essay


Extra curriculars: Play trivia with a team once a week. We are one of best teams in a league of ~100.Good to have the context- but not sure this is the kind of extracurricular that is a game changer...

Will find volunteer work after graduation. I find the VITA program, which performs tax returns for low income individuals, appealing.Would be a good fit.


Education: Public university not well known outside of state.

GPA: 3.65 (Junior & senior years)

2.4 (Freshman & sophomore. Explained below)


GMAT: 730 (47Q, 44V, IR6) Taken this year because I planned on starting a master's in accounting this fall, but with this score I can do more.excellent

Goal of MBA: Consulting or a role involving real estate - such as development/project management or finance.

Target schools: Pretty open at this point to top 30 programs in the west, northeast, or upper midwest - Wharton, Johnson, Booth, Kellogg, Ross, Yale, Tuck, Stern, Foster, Anderson, Marshall, Mendoza, etcGoing to say you will present better at a Marshall, Medoza range school. The GPA variance and choppy start will make top 10 hard- not impossible. The very top programs have applicants with all the boxes checked- but programs in 15-30 range may like the GMAT and your strong work and entrepreneurship and be willing to overlook the early grades- especially given your circumstances. Not saying you can't give top 10 programs a try- just know that you are starting at a deficit and something else in application must be amazing to counter the grades. Maybe it is your entrepreneurial work... certainly doing good research on your target programs can help- and this is where admissions counselors like us can help you too- to learn more: go to this link for a free consult:https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com/admissions/business-school-admissions-consulting-gmat-club-visitor/

Scholarship would be nice since I won't have much money saved before attending.All the more reason to look at 15-30 range


***Extenuating circumstances: Had several significant deaths in the family while I was attending community college. Lots of withdrawals and repeated courses. Delayed my graduation by a few years. Eventually finished my associates degree and transferred to a 4-year where I kicked butt and will graduate with at least a 3.65 while working.address this in optional essay- don't make excuses but do explain the losses and what happened.

Thanks again for your valuable input!

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Joined: 31 May 2016
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Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, Organizational Behavior
Schools: Kellogg
GPA: 3.67
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New post 19 May 2017, 12:43
Vshiel wrote:
Hello and thank you for reviewing my profile. I graduate with a BS in Accounting this June and plan on matriculating in 2019 or 2020 to an MBA program. Wanted to make sure I'm on the right track.
Hi Vshiel, thanks for your questions about your profile. Will address below.
Background: White American male. 26 years old.

Work experience: Started and ran an online retail business for four years while attending college. 40+ hours a week. Roughly $120k in annual revenues and 99.9% positive feedback from customers.Great experience here- lots of good material for interview and essays

This summer I'll be an audit intern at my state auditor's office.

This fall I plan on becoming a staff accountant at a real estate organization or bank. Will do that for 2-3 years and hopefully get a promotion in that period before applying.The 2-3 yrs work sounds good- there must be a bit more to story with you being just done with college at 26. Be sure to address this somehow in application.- Oh ok I see below where you explain that- just put in optional essay


Extra curriculars: Play trivia with a team once a week. We are one of best teams in a league of ~100.Good to have the context- but not sure this is the kind of extracurricular that is a game changer...

Will find volunteer work after graduation. I find the VITA program, which performs tax returns for low income individuals, appealing.Would be a good fit.


Education: Public university not well known outside of state.

GPA: 3.65 (Junior & senior years)

2.4 (Freshman & sophomore. Explained below)


GMAT: 730 (47Q, 44V, IR6) Taken this year because I planned on starting a master's in accounting this fall, but with this score I can do more.excellent

Goal of MBA: Consulting or a role involving real estate - such as development/project management or finance.

Target schools: Pretty open at this point to top 30 programs in the west, northeast, or upper midwest - Wharton, Johnson, Booth, Kellogg, Ross, Yale, Tuck, Stern, Foster, Anderson, Marshall, Mendoza, etcGoing to say you will present better at a Marshall, Mendoza range school. The GPA variance and choppy start will make top 10 hard- not impossible. The very top programs have applicants with all the boxes checked- but programs in 15-30 range may like the GMAT and your strong work and entrepreneurship and be willing to overlook the early grades- especially given your circumstances. Not saying you can't give top 10 programs a try- just know that you are starting at a deficit and something else in application must be amazing to counter the grades. Maybe it is your entrepreneurial work... certainly doing good research on your target programs can help- and this is where admissions counselors like us can help you too- to learn more: go to this link for a free consult:https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com/admissions/business-school-admissions-consulting-gmat-club-visitor/

Scholarship would be nice since I won't have much money saved before attending.All the more reason to look at 15-30 range


***Extenuating circumstances: Had several significant deaths in the family while I was attending community college. Lots of withdrawals and repeated courses. Delayed my graduation by a few years. Eventually finished my associates degree and transferred to a 4-year where I kicked butt and will graduate with at least a 3.65 while working.address this in optional essay- don't make excuses but do explain the losses and what happened.

Thanks again for your valuable input!

Posted from my mobile device

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Re: Profile Evaluation Request   [#permalink] 19 May 2017, 12:43
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