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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 16 May 2017, 18:31
Hi and congrats on starting early! So big picture, you're on the right track. That college company sounds awesome and will be great detail for an essay eventually.

A few tips:
- Make sure you are taking on leadership roles both at work and through your extracurriculars (eg. don't just volunteer - manage a team of volunteers or create a new tool to help a non-profit manage its volunteers better). At work, ensure that you're working with other people and take note of your role on cross-functional teams. These are typically very good leadership stories.
- Get a mentor. I can't say this enough. Find someone with an MBA to check in with every few months and get their thoughts on your career path. Even if you don't end up going to b-school, a mentor is so valuable.
- Take a class either online or in person to offset your undergrad GPA. This is really easy and makes a big impact.

Best of luck and hope this helps!
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