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# What Are My Chances - Profile Evaluation Tool! WAMC

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GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3
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Joined: 24 Jul 2019
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Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Marketing
MBA and Beyond Consulting
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Manager
Joined: 13 Dec 2023
Status:Applying in R1 of 2024 to t15
Affiliations: University of Tennessee
Posts: 126
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Location: United States (CO)
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
GMAT Focus 1:
605 Q76 V84 DI80
GPA: 3.62
WE:Analyst (Consumer Products)
Re: What Are My Chances - Profile Evaluation Tool! WAMC [#permalink]
First generation college student wouldn't make me anymore competitive right? I'm a white US male so seems about as middle in the pack as they come in terms of representation.
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What Are My Chances - Profile Evaluation Tool! WAMC [#permalink]
Fish181 wrote:
First generation college student wouldn't make me anymore competitive right? I'm a white US male so seems about as middle in the pack as they come in terms of representation.

First generation college student would indeed make you more firepower so to speak. Because it is easier for people who have college educated parents to have priority and education and go through the college process, and also likely going through it more comfortably. The fact that you are first generation college student, speaks to your determination and perseverance.

Business schools actually identify specific demographic as a category. And they try to increase the category representation as well. So you can use the option of under represented

Make sure you click on advanced options to get a more detailed overview. You can also choose individual programs to get more in-depth analysis.

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What Are My Chances - Profile Evaluation Tool! WAMC [#permalink]
Requesting profile evaluation

24F, European, not French residing in France. Speak 5 languages including Russian and Arabic.

GMAT 740

GPA 3.0, Economics major from Bocconi university

3 YOE in finance, multiple promotions now relationship manager at S&P 500 company

Extracurriculars: some students clubs while in university, some charity activities linked to my company and some extracurricular leadership activities linked to event’s organisation within my company.

Target schools: Columbia, NYU, Yale, Harvard, Wharton, Dartmouth, Princeton, INSEAD, HEC

Ultimate goal: change careers to work for a sovereign wealth fund.

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Concentration: Strategy, Finance
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Gio99 wrote:
Requesting profile evaluation

24F, European, not French residing in France. Speak 5 languages including Russian and Arabic.

GMAT 740

GPA 3.0, Economics major from Bocconi university

3 YOE in finance, multiple promotions now relationship manager at S&P 500 company

Extracurriculars: some students clubs while in university, some charity activities linked to my company and some extracurricular leadership activities linked to event’s organisation within my company.

Target schools: Columbia, NYU, Yale, Harvard, Wharton, Dartmouth, Princeton, INSEAD, HEC

Ultimate goal: change careers to work for a sovereign wealth fund.

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@Gio99 ­- interesting profile overall. Some thoughts and clarifications:

1. Your GMAT is strong. While GPA (assuming 4-point scale) could be a tad bit low for some top B-schools, the GMAT and work-ex could help compensate.

2. Would like to understand your work-ex better: were the promotions all within the same company, or were there transitions? Which sub-domains/ topics within finance have you worked on? Have you led team(s)?

3. In terms of post-MBA goals, are you looking to stay within the same function but transition to a SWF, or are there other dimensions you're looking to change? While it'd be speculatory at this point to assess chances at specific schools, some top B-schools for Finance careers, along with latest official hiring stats are here

4. EC's seem diverse, and could offer good talking points for essays. Aim to highlight how you evolved from these activities, and ideally how these would help the school and the broader community going forward.

Hope this helps a bit. Feel free to reach out if you'd like to have a deeper chat.

Regards,
Arvind
Founder, admitStreet | HEC Paris MBA & Ex-Alumni Interviewer