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Profile Review: TFA, Startup, 3.46 GPA, 770 GMAT

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GPA: 3.46 at Top 25 Liberal Arts school
GMAT: 770 (45/50/6/7 V/Q/AW/IR)
Age: 27
2 years in TFA, won several faculty-wide awards at my school
3 years in key role at fintech startup venture where I gained first hand experience in building a business from the ground up

Based on this limited profile, any idea if I have a real shot at HSW? I know GPA is below average - wondering if other factors might compensate.


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[quote="cpr3182"]GPA: 3.46 at Top 25 Liberal Arts school
GMAT: 770 (45/50/6/7 V/Q/AW/IR)
Age: 27
2 years in TFA, won several faculty-wide awards at my school
3 years in key role at fintech startup venture where I gained first hand experience in building a business from the ground up

Based on this limited profile, any idea if I have a real shot at HSW? I know GPA is below average - wondering if other factors might compensate.



Love what you have mentioned so far... but what are your career goals?
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Basically what I’ve learned about myself through TFA and startup America is that I am naturally attracted to learning about different people/process problems and working with teams to optimize their solutions. For this reason, I want to pursue a career in management consulting. I believe my unique past has provided me with the people management and operational exposure to excel in business school and ultimately in this career.


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GPA: 3.46 at Top 25 Liberal Arts school
GMAT: 770 (45/50/6/7 V/Q/AW/IR)
Age: 27
2 years in TFA, won several faculty-wide awards at my school
3 years in key role at fintech startup venture where I gained first hand experience in building a business from the ground up

Based on this limited profile, any idea if I have a real shot at HSW? I know GPA is below average - wondering if other factors might compensate.

Basically what I’ve learned about myself through TFA and startup America is that I am naturally attracted to learning about different people/process problems and working with teams to optimize their solutions. For this reason, I want to pursue a career in management consulting. I believe my unique past has provided me with the people management and operational exposure to excel in business school and ultimately in this career.

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Dear CPR3182,
Stellar score for your target schools. Great profile as well. You have a great shot, but a huge lot will depend upon your demographics and how you weave your story to your career goals. From your profile, I assume you may be a good storyteller (esp awards in TFA), and must use it well for your apps. Happy to provide further help if you need.
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Re: Profile Review: TFA, Startup, 3.46 GPA, 770 GMAT [#permalink]

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cpr3182 wrote:
GPA: 3.46 at Top 25 Liberal Arts school
GMAT: 770 (45/50/6/7 V/Q/AW/IR)
Age: 27
2 years in TFA, won several faculty-wide awards at my school
3 years in key role at fintech startup venture where I gained first hand experience in building a business from the ground up

Based on this limited profile, any idea if I have a real shot at HSW? I know GPA is below average - wondering if other factors might compensate.


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So I am missing a lot of detail here of course so it is hard to say for sure but I do think your profile looks good enough for admission to be a possibility (that GMAT score does weigh up for your GPA!), assuming your essays are good of course. You need to present all this in the best possible way. If you can do that, your chances are pretty good!

Good luck and feel free to be in touch if you would like a more thorough evaluation (if you feel comfortable getting into more detail about everything on your profile, that is).
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cpr3182 wrote:
GPA: 3.46 at Top 25 Liberal Arts school
GMAT: 770 (45/50/6/7 V/Q/AW/IR)
Age: 27
2 years in TFA, won several faculty-wide awards at my school
3 years in key role at fintech startup venture where I gained first hand experience in building a business from the ground up

Based on this limited profile, any idea if I have a real shot at HSW? I know GPA is below average - wondering if other factors might compensate.


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You don't know if you don't try :)

With that GMAT you should for sure at least try!
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Hey buddy,

Well congrats for your excellent GMAT score and that has compensated your GPA so nothing to worry about it. Its a high time where you must concentarte on your Essays which is a make or break component. You over all carry an excellent profile and with your GMAT you must definetely target top 5 B-schools and you carry a good chances of getting into it.

Top B-Schools like Harvard, Stanford Wharton looks an ideal candidates carrying High Academic Ability, Impact Leadership and communication skills, Clarity of Goals and Contribution and Passionate. Make sure you build an excellent story and present it in a very professional and simple language. Try to stand out rather fitting in which makes your profile unique.

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cpr3182 wrote:
GPA: 3.46 at Top 25 Liberal Arts school
GMAT: 770 (45/50/6/7 V/Q/AW/IR)
Age: 27
2 years in TFA, won several faculty-wide awards at my school
3 years in key role at fintech startup venture where I gained first hand experience in building a business from the ground up

Based on this limited profile, any idea if I have a real shot at HSW? I know GPA is below average - wondering if other factors might compensate.


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I would definitely give it a try. Yes, the GPA is a bit low but combined with the GMAT, it is certainly well within range. We placed TFA folks at a handful of top schools last year, including HSW. It wouldn't be a sure thing but I don't see any reason why you would not apply. That said, I want to know more about the startup and your role there. Extra-currics will also be important. You will get some points for TFA anyway, but I am curious what you are doing these days. Feel free to send me a resume if you want to explore what we could do together. I will give you some insight on what worked at each of HSW in R1 this year.

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