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Joined: 20 Apr 2017
Posts: 4
GMAT 1: 700 Q45 V40
GMAT 2: 750 Q47 V47
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New post 20 Apr 2017, 12:24
Profile at time of application (bolded elements are areas of concern):

Experience
- 4.5 years
- Just under three years as top-performing (97th percentile) financial advisor at F100 financial services company
- Operated a stand-alone private office with one other advisor and an associate
- Almost one year as financial advisor at top-tier (JPM/MS/GS) financial services firm
- Founded start-up during college, +/- 10 employees, did over $150k revenue and raised $350k in venture financing

Education
- State university, Political Science Major, Economics Minor
- Just under a 3.0 GPA
- One year of study abroad in Beijing, CN (literate/conversational in Mandarin)
- Decent GPA at top-tier prep school (PEA/And/DF)

Test Scores and Credentials
- GMAT: 750 (Q47/V47)
- CFA Charterholder (passed all on first attempt, in succession, in 18 mos.)
- Series 7 and Series 66

Extra-Curriculars
Community: Rotary Club, City Council
Volunteer Work: Tutoring, homeless shelter
Sports: Hockey, Soccer, Golf

Demographics
Race: Caucasian
Sex: M
Age: 28/29 (depending on application round)

Target Schools
HBS
Wharton
Tuck
MIT
UCLA

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Would appreciate any and all feedback regarding my candidacy, esp. on bolded items and target schools.

Thanks,

businessguy123
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Location: Chicago, IL
Schools: Brown University, Harvard Business School
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New post 24 Apr 2017, 00:28
businessguy123 wrote:
Profile at time of application (bolded elements are areas of concern):

Experience
- 4.5 years
- Just under three years as top-performing (97th percentile) financial advisor at F100 financial services company
- Operated a stand-alone private office with one other advisor and an associate
- Almost one year as financial advisor at top-tier (JPM/MS/GS) financial services firm
- Founded start-up during college, +/- 10 employees, did over $150k revenue and raised $350k in venture financing

Education
- State university, Political Science Major, Economics Minor
- Just under a 3.0 GPA
- One year of study abroad in Beijing, CN (literate/conversational in Mandarin)
- Decent GPA at top-tier prep school (PEA/And/DF)

Test Scores and Credentials
- GMAT: 750 (Q47/V47)
- CFA Charterholder (passed all on first attempt, in succession, in 18 mos.)
- Series 7 and Series 66

Extra-Curriculars
Community: Rotary Club, City Council
Volunteer Work: Tutoring, homeless shelter
Sports: Hockey, Soccer, Golf

Demographics
Race: Caucasian
Sex: M
Age: 28/29 (depending on application round)

Target Schools
HBS
Wharton
Tuck
MIT
UCLA

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Would appreciate any and all feedback regarding my candidacy, esp. on bolded items and target schools.

Thanks,

businessguy123


Hey dude,
So the short of it is that overall I think your profile is quite good (And congrats on that awesome GMAT!!!) but that with your GPA, I think you school list is just too challenging. You come from a VERY competitive applicant pool, and Top5 Top 10 schools like the ones on your list have enough applicants that they will take the Chinese applicant who has the 3.8 AND the top school. Because they can.

Which brings me to a second point about your profile (and something you can work on)... I don't yet get a sense of the UNIQUENESS of your profile. Your work seems good, but if you are going to get the most out of your profile, you should also come across as a unique prospect.

I think overall if you adjust your list to schools in the 10-20 rank as your main targets, it will be more realistic.

I hope this helps!

And feel free to drop us a line for a more full-on Free Consultation: http://bit.ly/mbafcGC


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