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New post 19 Jul 2010, 06:11
Hey,

I need some help deciding where to apply, and where would I have a good shoot of getting accepted. Coming from Eastern Europe, a "no name school" would not help me too much in my future jobs ... I am interested in macroeconomics and national economic public policy.

GPA: 3.8 (business major, top 50 US national )
GMAT:760
Experience: 2 years at the start of the program (Government in East. Europe, economics oriented)
some leadership in college and some political/leadership extracurrics after college

I am currently considering Yale, Chicago and NYU ... USC as safety?

Any suggestions ?

Kudos [?]: 63 [0], given: 2

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serbiano wrote:
Hey,

I need some help deciding where to apply, and where would I have a good shoot of getting accepted. Coming from Eastern Europe, a "no name school" would not help me too much in my future jobs ... I am interested in macroeconomics and national economic public policy.

GPA: 3.8 (business major, top 50 US national )
GMAT:760
Experience: 2 years at the start of the program (Government in East. Europe, economics oriented)
some leadership in college and some political/leadership extracurrics after college

I am currently considering Yale, Chicago and NYU ... USC as safety?

Any suggestions ?


Serbiano,

Good choices. I suggest you also consider Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton.

Georgetown might be a better safety considering your interests.

Best,
Linda
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serbiano wrote:
Hey,

I need some help deciding where to apply, and where would I have a good shoot of getting accepted. Coming from Eastern Europe, a "no name school" would not help me too much in my future jobs ... I am interested in macroeconomics and national economic public policy.

GPA: 3.8 (business major, top 50 US national )
GMAT:760
Experience: 2 years at the start of the program (Government in East. Europe, economics oriented)
some leadership in college and some political/leadership extracurrics after college

I am currently considering Yale, Chicago and NYU ... USC as safety?

Any suggestions ?


Serbiano,

Good choices. I suggest you also consider Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton.

Georgetownmight be a better safety considering your interests.

Best,
Linda



Hey Linda,

thank for the encourangement to apply to top schools, I am definetly considering applying to at least one of them!

Do you think that my government background in small country would be a disadvatage for the top b-schools? Also, besides my current supervisor, who do you recommend I ask for 2nd and 3rd letter of rec?

I will certainly look in G-Town MBA! Thanks a lot!

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serbiano wrote:
Accepted.com wrote:
serbiano wrote:
Hey,

I need some help deciding where to apply, and where would I have a good shoot of getting accepted. Coming from Eastern Europe, a "no name school" would not help me too much in my future jobs ... I am interested in macroeconomics and national economic public policy.

GPA: 3.8 (business major, top 50 US national )
GMAT:760
Experience: 2 years at the start of the program (Government in East. Europe, economics oriented)
some leadership in college and some political/leadership extracurrics after college

I am currently considering Yale, Chicago and NYU ... USC as safety?

Any suggestions ?


Serbiano,

Good choices. I suggest you also consider Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton.

Georgetownmight be a better safety considering your interests.

Best,
Linda



Hey Linda,

thank for the encourangement to apply to top schools, I am definetly considering applying to at least one of them!

Do you think that my government background in small country would be a disadvatage for the top b-schools? Also, besides my current supervisor, who do you recommend I ask for 2nd and 3rd letter of rec?

I will certainly look in G-Town MBA! Thanks a lot!


You're welcome. It's nice to be able to be encouraging sometimes. :-D

Government background in and of itself is not a disadvantage. It might actually be a diversity element and a plus. However, what really counts is what you accomplished. If you were simply a paper-pushing bureaucrat, then it's a negative. If you had impact, improved something, or made a contribution to your department, office, or country, it's a plus.

Regarding a second supervisor, you could ask a previous supervisor or perhaps someone a little above you in a related department.

Best,
Linda
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