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## Hi! Profile Evaluation would be extremely helpful!

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#### Hi! Profile Evaluation would be extremely helpful!

Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:35 pm
Profile Evaluation Request

Hello,
I just took the GMAT Saturday and scored a 730 (Q48,V41,7IR, first try if that matters). I am hoping someone could give me some high level guidance on where I am looking and if I am just wasting my time.

I find myself a little unsure of my next steps. I was able to get to a better score than I expected, although not quite elite. The huge gaping hole in my resume is a 3.17 undergraduate GPA in accounting and finance. I have explained this in a million job interviews that this is somewhat related to working a lot but mostly (97%) related to being really immature.

I have what I hope is decent work experience. I worked for 3 years as an analyst for an 800 bn asset manager with one promotion. Moved over to an agricultural lender (me and my significant other thought it was the best fit at the time) and was promoted in 8 months to a risk management analyst. Without providing too much detail I can speak to leading projects and programs at both companies to a certain extent (as much leash as would reasonably be given a 25-28 year old). I do some work with a Catholic charity but certainly not equivalent to some of the truly amazing student profiles you see floating around.

I also passed the CFA exams, each on the first try, and hold the charter. My research has suggested that this is not very helpful, which is a bummer. This takes a ton of work for anyone to do and wish it meant more.

If someone could speak to the overall strength of this profile that would be extremely helpful. My dream schools are Booth and Sloan, but am also very interested in Ross, Kellogg, Tuck, Fuqua, and Tepper.

Attending a Top 20 school has been an on and off dream since high school. Unfortunately in undergrad I made a host of poor decisions that really limited my academic performance. Thankfully strong internships landed me a better job than I was due. Given life circumstance (my significant other is finishing her doctorate) I am targeting a move and career shift on the near horizon. If I was successful I believe this could help me to land a job in a consulting or perhaps another investment management role.

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Donna@Stratus Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts
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Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:56 pm
jem41989 wrote:
Profile Evaluation Request

Hello,
I just took the GMAT Saturday and scored a 730 (Q48,V41,7IR, first try if that matters). I am hoping someone could give me some high level guidance on where I am looking and if I am just wasting my time.

I find myself a little unsure of my next steps. I was able to get to a better score than I expected, although not quite elite. The huge gaping hole in my resume is a 3.17 undergraduate GPA in accounting and finance. I have explained this in a million job interviews that this is somewhat related to working a lot but mostly (97%) related to being really immature.

I have what I hope is decent work experience. I worked for 3 years as an analyst for an 800 bn asset manager with one promotion. Moved over to an agricultural lender (me and my significant other thought it was the best fit at the time) and was promoted in 8 months to a risk management analyst. Without providing too much detail I can speak to leading projects and programs at both companies to a certain extent (as much leash as would reasonably be given a 25-28 year old). I do some work with a Catholic charity but certainly not equivalent to some of the truly amazing student profiles you see floating around.

I also passed the CFA exams, each on the first try, and hold the charter. My research has suggested that this is not very helpful, which is a bummer. This takes a ton of work for anyone to do and wish it meant more.

If someone could speak to the overall strength of this profile that would be extremely helpful. My dream schools are Booth and Sloan, but am also very interested in Ross, Kellogg, Tuck, Fuqua, and Tepper.

Attending a Top 20 school has been an on and off dream since high school. Unfortunately in undergrad I made a host of poor decisions that really limited my academic performance. Thankfully strong internships landed me a better job than I was due. Given life circumstance (my significant other is finishing her doctorate) I am targeting a move and career shift on the near horizon. If I was successful I believe this could help me to land a job in a consulting or perhaps another investment management role.

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Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:45 am
Hi Jem,

You have lots to mention in the essays, if you are an good narrator then you can crack admits from top b-schools. Talk to the respective b-school alumni you want to apply for , understand the requirement of the adcoms and prepare your essays accordingly.

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