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Joined: 29 Jan 2012
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Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Strategy
Schools: Sloan '17 (A)
GPA: 3.52
WE: Sales (Other)
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New post 29 Jan 2012, 16:06
Thanks in advance for taking a look! All feedback welcome! Is top ten realistic for me or should I set my sets elsewhere?

Thanks again!

Education & Test Scores:
Top 50 Undergrad - Two B.S. Degree's in Finance (business school) and Honors Philosophy (arts & sciences)
Graduated Cum Laude
Overall GPA - 3.52
Hold Series 7 and 66 Finra Licenses
Candidate for CFA Level II (this upcoming June)
GMAT - 690 (First time taken, I think I have a little more in me!)

Work Experience:
Most recent first

Current - Business Sales Strategist
While working as a Sales Director I developed an iPad application to assist our external sales representative and subsequently was moved into higher level sales strategy role.

2 yrs - Regional Sales Director:
Worked in partnership with the Regional Vice President to manage the Souther California, Nevada and Hawaii territory at a top mutual fund company. Beat our goal in both years.

3 yrs - Financial Analyst:
Various responsibilities (SOX 404, Asset and Investment pricing and valuation). Managed several subsidiary audits internal, worked with external auditors and prepared and presented quarterly and annual financial reports. Worked closely with senior management to improve internal controls on these entities. Extensive work valuing and modeling Structured Investment Vehicle (SIV) securities and managing our firms exposure to them.

Extracurriculars (College):
Heavily involved in Undergraduate Government. Was the Director of Campus Events both Junior and Senior year. Managed a 300k budget and a staff of 22 people.
Teaching Assistant for two years for an honors philosophy class.

Extracurriculars (Post-College):
Various Educational Related Fund Raising
Avid Skier, Guitar Player and amateur race car driver.
Crew Chief for my garages professional race team.

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New post 06 Feb 2012, 14:20
Hello RyMBA27, thanks for your question.

With a 700+ overall GMAT and 80%+ on the verbal and quant scores, I think you could take a shot at the top ten, but mitigate risk with some safer choices, as well.

Your GPA is solid, and I like the professional progression. In terms of extracurriculars, what you’ve done post-college weights more than what you did as an undergrad, but you’ve got some interesting experience (especially that crew chief role!). Remember: extracurricular activities need not be limited to official community service. You might also speak to your passions and interests as vehicles through which you have done good for the world.

In the end, your competitiveness will come down to the quality of your leadership experience in and out of work. Can you draw upon “moments” when you truly led: influenced individuals and organizations, drove results, took initiative?

Finally, you haven’t mentioned post-MBA goals. It is critical to demonstrate to the admissions committees that your desired career path necessitates an MBA.

Best of luck,

Brian Eng
Senior Consultant


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