• EMPOWERgmat Slider
    1 Hour Free
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    EMPOWERgmat Slider
  • PrepScholar GMAT
    5 Day FREE Trial
    Study Smarter, Not Harder

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT
  • Varsity Tutors
    Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
    Register now and save up to $200

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Varsity Tutors
  • Target Test Prep
    5-Day Free Trial
    5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Target Test Prep
  • Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Veritas Prep
  • Kaplan Test Prep
    Free Practice Test & Review
    How would you score if you took the GMAT

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Kaplan Test Prep
  • Magoosh
    Magoosh
    Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh
  • e-gmat Exclusive Offer
    Get 300+ Practice Questions
    25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    e-gmat Exclusive Offer
  • Economist Test Prep
    Free Trial & Practice Exam
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep

What should I do to improve my profile?

This topic has 6 member replies
mwilliams Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
11 Apr 2008
Posted:
33 messages
Thanked:
3 times

What should I do to improve my profile?

Post Wed May 14, 2008 7:44 am
edit: cleared



Last edited by mwilliams on Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:59 am; edited 2 times in total

Need free GMAT or MBA advice from an expert? Register for Beat The GMAT now and post your question in these forums!
VP_MBA_Guru MBA Admissions Consultant Default Avatar
Joined
01 May 2008
Posted:
690 messages
Followed by:
3 members
Thanked:
39 times
GMAT Score:
750+
Post Wed May 14, 2008 8:20 am
Hi MW,

Thanks for your post. Unfortunately I dont have much experience working with clients applying to MBA programs immediately after undergrad. I am actually curious to learn more about the HBS and Yale programs mentioned.

That said, you are doing all the right things. One bit of advice (if you decide not to apply after graduation), try to focus on one or two extra curricular activities rather than multiple. The key is to demonstrate leadership and growth. For example, rather than volunteering with 5 different organizations, concentrate on one and devote your time to building the organization (leadership positions, accomplishing goals/milestones, upward mobility).

Good luck!

NP

_________________
Nikhil P. | Admissions Consultant | Veritas Prep

mwilliams Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
11 Apr 2008
Posted:
33 messages
Thanked:
3 times
Post Wed May 14, 2008 8:50 am
edit: cleared



Last edited by mwilliams on Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:59 am; edited 1 time in total

VP_MBA_Guru MBA Admissions Consultant Default Avatar
Joined
01 May 2008
Posted:
690 messages
Followed by:
3 members
Thanked:
39 times
GMAT Score:
750+
Post Wed May 14, 2008 9:01 am
Good luck with your application! On a side note - have you started thinking about your post-undergrad plans (in case you dont go the MBA route)? You might be thinking of MBA-feeder job opportunities such as IB or Consulting. Those will also help your candidacy in the future.

Regards,

NP

_________________
Nikhil P. | Admissions Consultant | Veritas Prep

mwilliams Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
11 Apr 2008
Posted:
33 messages
Thanked:
3 times
Post Wed May 14, 2008 9:23 am
edit: cleared



Last edited by mwilliams on Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:00 pm; edited 1 time in total

smkrn Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
04 Mar 2008
Posted:
55 messages
Followed by:
1 members
Thanked:
2 times
Post Wed May 14, 2008 10:55 am
mwilliams wrote:
Thank you for the advice!

Yale's Silver Scholar program is very interesting and HBS recently started a 2+2 program which requires application during the summer after junior year (I won't be able to complete the admission package by then, unfortunately).

I'm very interested to see how my applications turn out in the fall.
For what it's worth, it doesn't seem that you're really missing out on the HBS 2+2 program, according to HBS's comments about the program. Their website and publications say that the 2+2 program is for students that are not already on a traditional business track or in typical business majors. It seems they are targeting students from the liberal arts, the sciences, and engineering.

So, if what HBS has said thus far is accurate, your background would likely exclude you from their desired applicant pool. So to sum it up, don't feel bad about not being able to make that deadline this summer.

mwilliams Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
11 Apr 2008
Posted:
33 messages
Thanked:
3 times
Post Wed May 14, 2008 2:24 pm
edit: cleared

Best Conversation Starters

1 Vincen 203 topics
2 Roland2rule 65 topics
3 lheiannie07 57 topics
4 ardz24 44 topics
5 lionsshare 14 topics
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members...

Most Active Experts

1 image description Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

157 posts
2 image description Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

EMPOWERgmat

103 posts
3 image description GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

98 posts
4 image description Jay@ManhattanReview

Manhattan Review

95 posts
5 image description Matt@VeritasPrep

Veritas Prep

80 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts