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TFA Transitioning to Consulting; Thanks for Your Help!

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GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V42
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New post 16 Oct 2017, 09:39
First off, thanks so much for doing this! I've completed my profile and wanted an assessment of what schools I might fit in.

Education: 2.9 GPA at Ivy undergrad while an athlete and triple majoring. I was also a chemistry major for 2 years and this killed my GPA. I realize this is very low, so I've taken 3 advanced math courses online and have received an "A-" or an "A" in all of them.

GMAT: 750 (50Q/42V)

Work Experience: Started in I-Banking but moved to TFA. Promoted at TFA and achieved highest results with students at school. Also started a mentoring program for students that changed culture and created a data analytics program for teachers that increased student achievement by 21% on state standardized test. After TFA I joined one of top schools in my state and have continued to push my students to achieve highly. I've also been selected to a number of leadership roles at my current school, including a committee that reviews the district budget.

LOR: One strong and one very strong from current supervisors. However, their enthusiasm for me probably needs to be tempered with the fact that they have never written a business school LOR before.

Extra Curriculars: Heavily involved with education non-profit. Also a mentor with a refugee non-profit. Division 1 athlete as an undergrad. I interview prospective undergrads for my alma matter for admissions (last 3 years). I also am a part of a nationally ranked competitive trivia team (It sounds ridiculous, I know. But it is a thing!).

Demographics: 27 year old white male.

Post MBA Goals: Transition to consulting with EdTech as a backup option.

Stretch Schools: Tuck, Yale SOM, Kellogg, CBS, Sloan, Wharton

Target Schools: Ross, Fuqua

Safety Schools: McCombs, Tepper, Cornell

I'm just trying to get an idea of what my chances are at these schools or where I should apply. Any help would be much appreciated!
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New post 18 Oct 2017, 05:51
AnthonyV wrote:
First off, thanks so much for doing this! I've completed my profile and wanted an assessment of what schools I might fit in.

Education: 2.9 GPA at Ivy undergrad while an athlete and triple majoring. I was also a chemistry major for 2 years and this killed my GPA. I realize this is very low, so I've taken 3 advanced math courses online and have received an "A-" or an "A" in all of them.
THIS WAS A REALLY GOOD MOVE TO GET A SECONDARY TRANSCRIPT GOING. MIGHT CONSIDER DOING HBX CORE AS WELL. THIS HAS HELPED MY LOWER GPA CLIENTS.

GMAT: 750 (50Q/42V)

Work Experience: Started in I-Banking but moved to TFA. Promoted at TFA and achieved highest results with students at school. Also started a mentoring program for students that changed culture and created a data analytics program for teachers that increased student achievement by 21% on state standardized test. After TFA I joined one of top schools in my state and have continued to push my students to achieve highly. I've also been selected to a number of leadership roles at my current school, including a committee that reviews the district budget. THIS SOUNDS VERY SOLID. LOVE THAT YOU ESTABLISHED DATA ANALYTICS PROGRAM - SHOWS HOW YOU MIGHT LEVERAGE MBA FOR A HIGHER SOCIAL PURPOSE WHICH THEY LOVE.

LOR: One strong and one very strong from current supervisors. However, their enthusiasm for me probably needs to be tempered with the fact that they have never written a business school LOR before. IF YOU WORK WITH A COACH AND THEY ARE COACHABLE NOT A HUGE BARRIER. MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR IS THAT THEY ARE ENTHUSIASTIC TO HELP, OPEN TO WORKING OPENLY. ALSO, WILLING TO GIVE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES TO SUPPORT CLAIMS

Extra Curriculars: Heavily involved with education non-profit. Also a mentor with a refugee non-profit. I LIKE THIS. YOU NEED DIVERSITY POINTS AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE. Division 1 athlete as an undergrad. I interview prospective undergrads for my alma matter for admissions (last 3 years). I also am a part of a nationally ranked competitive trivia team (It sounds ridiculous, I know. But it is a thing!). FUN DIFFERENTIATOR

Demographics: 27 year old white male.

Post MBA Goals: Transition to consulting with EdTech as a backup option. DEFINITELY GO IN WITH A CLEAR GOAL - ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS NOT A GREAT BACK UP IDEA - WORK WITH A CONSULTANT ON YOUR NARRATIVE/POSITIONING

Stretch Schools: Tuck, Yale SOM, Kellogg, CBS, Sloan, Wharton - THIS SOUNDS REASONABLE BUT THE 2.9 WILL BE A STICKING POINT FOR SOME SCHOOLS. REALLY HARD TO PREDICT HOW THEY WILL RESPOND IN LIGHT OF THE REST OF YOUR PROFILE BEING SO STRONG.

Target Schools: Ross, Fuqua - MIGHT CONSIDER UVA - STRONG IN CONSULTING AND INCREASINGLY TECH. AND IM PREDICTING THEY MIGHT HAVE LOWER APP VOLUMES THIS YEAR MIGHT BE AN OPPORTUNITY.

Safety Schools: McCombs- EDTECH GOAL, Tepper, Cornell - CONSULTING GOAL

I'm just trying to get an idea of what my chances are at these schools or where I should apply. Any help would be much appreciated!


Hello - solid stuff - this is a lot of apps but I understand while you would want to, given you are unsure about response to GPA. Where I should apply?
Well online I think JK - I imagine you mean which schools.
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