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New post 26 Sep 2018, 11:00
Personal:
Hispanic
First generation college student

Stats:
3.3 GPA with Mathematics and Finance Degrees at a T50 School. Last semester 3.8, but no obvious upward trend besides that
700 GMAT 47Q 39V

Work Experience:
5 Years WE at matriculation at F50 CPG in various finance roles
2 Promotions (likely 3 by matriculation but not before applications are due) and 3 different geographic locations
Was in an LDP and had 2 direct reports for one role

Extracurricular:
Powerlifting competitions and ranked between 25 and 50 in USA since 2010

Schools in R2:
Kellogg
Booth
Haas
LBS

Schools in R3 (If no bites in R2):
NYU
UCLA
Duke

Questions:
1. Am I reaching too far in R2? I feel that I have a strong personal and work experience profile, but wonder if that is enough to overcome the below average stats and lack of "Extra". Should I be applying straight to those schools I have listed in R3 given that the admission rates are lower in R3?

2. My current plan is to work through my R2 applications and if I have time, take another GMAT. At this point I think my time is best spent putting together a good application and if I don't end up with a material improvement (20+ points) it was probably better spent crafting my story and writing essays. Would you agree with that?

3. Any other feedback you have would be wonderful. Feel free to comment on anything.

Thank you in advance. I really appreciate your time
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New post 26 Sep 2018, 18:27
Hi, and thanks for writing! To answer your questions:

1. Am I reaching too far in R2? I feel that I have a strong personal and work experience profile, but wonder if that is enough to overcome the below average stats and lack of "Extra". Should I be applying straight to those schools I have listed in R3 given that the admission rates are lower in R3? While the schools you've listed for R2 are very competitive, they are not necessarily out of reach for you. That said, I'd strongly consider applying to at least a couple of those "R3-designated" schools in R2, given how tough R3 is, to give yourself more options

2. My current plan is to work through my R2 applications and if I have time, take another GMAT. At this point I think my time is best spent putting together a good application and if I don't end up with a material improvement (20+ points) it was probably better spent crafting my story and writing essays. Would you agree with that? If you definitely feel that you can't increase your score without substantial studying, then you may be better off putting the energy into your apps. But if you do feel that you may have left any points on the table, I'd take GMAT again (even if you don't do better, the schools will value your persistence

3. Any other feedback you have would be wonderful. Feel free to comment on anything. You appear to have progressive work experience, and distinctive extracurricular achievement - that, coupled with the diversity factor, will benefit your profile


Thank you in advance. I really appreciate your time[/quote]

kevinalvy wrote:
Personal:
Hispanic
First generation college student

Stats:
3.3 GPA with Mathematics and Finance Degrees at a T50 School. Last semester 3.8, but no obvious upward trend besides that
700 GMAT 47Q 39V

Work Experience:
5 Years WE at matriculation at F50 CPG in various finance roles
2 Promotions (likely 3 by matriculation but not before applications are due) and 3 different geographic locations
Was in an LDP and had 2 direct reports for one role

Extracurricular:
Powerlifting competitions and ranked between 25 and 50 in USA since 2010

Schools in R2:
Kellogg
Booth
Haas
LBS

Schools in R3 (If no bites in R2):
NYU
UCLA
Duke

Questions:
1. Am I reaching too far in R2? I feel that I have a strong personal and work experience profile, but wonder if that is enough to overcome the below average stats and lack of "Extra". Should I be applying straight to those schools I have listed in R3 given that the admission rates are lower in R3?

2. My current plan is to work through my R2 applications and if I have time, take another GMAT. At this point I think my time is best spent putting together a good application and if I don't end up with a material improvement (20+ points) it was probably better spent crafting my story and writing essays. Would you agree with that?

3. Any other feedback you have would be wonderful. Feel free to comment on anything.

Thank you in advance. I really appreciate your time

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