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Profile Evaluation

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cwdennis89 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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Profile Evaluation

Post Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:38 am
Dear Precision Essay,

I am trying to attend a top tier school such as MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, LSE, etc. I will be applying for entrance in 2013 and my profile is as follows:

Background:
Caucasian male, age 22

Academics:
3.78 GPA with degree in Finance from the University of Portland, Magna cum Laude
University's Top finance student, 2011
1st team All-American Collegiate baseball player 2010, 2011
Student Athlete of the year, 2010

Work experience
Currently a member of the Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball system (drafted in 2011)
Currently an analyst at a family investment office (1.5 years)
Manager of University's student run hedge fund ($250,000) 2010-2011

GMAT: 670

Work Skills:
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office
Certified and highly proficient on Bloomberg financial software
Experience with eViews econometric software

I am really partial to MIT (father's alma mater), LSE, Oxford, or Harvard but question whether my GMAT scores will hold me back. What are my chances at these or other top MBA, MsF, or Econ schools?

Thanks,

Chris

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Post Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:57 am
Hello Chris, thank you for the long email and the excruciating detail! It totally helps us figure things out.
Let's start with this: things are looking good.
I mean you got the Majors, you got the magna cum laude, you are a legacy to MIT. Sooo, with a good application and filled out stories, you should do pretty darn good.

Obviously your GMAT is a bit on the low side of the average but if you are applying this year cause it's better for you, just go with the flow. Best case scenario - you start your dream now. worst: you have plenty of time to boost that score by 30 points and start your dream next year!

So let's focus on what we CAN address: I think the main thing to work on here is to counter the "Is he too young" doubt. Nip it in the bud by attacking it head-on. go long on showing maturity, experience beyond your years, and so on.

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