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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) Used your online prep class which was awesome. Brian is the man. 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 22 May 2017, 16:41
Thanks for sharing your profile. Very interesting and unique...you will really have to clear up the rationale for your low GPA during your first two years in college. You have a good story with strong performance in the last two years and a good GMAT so you will have a case. Your work experience will factor in as well so you will need to kick butt in this aspect. I would target schools in the 15-30 range. That will probably be your sweet spot
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