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Nonprofit Profile Evaluation

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Nonprofit Profile Evaluation

by josuemgallegos » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:15 pm
I'm contemplating applying to business school and would love some feedback on my profile

Background:
Male/Hispanic (URM)
Age at Matriculation: 29

Education:
Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Top 50 School (UVA/UNC/MICH); GPA: 3.52/4.0
Masters in Accounting (UVA/UNC/MICH); Graduated "Top 10%"
GMAT: 740 (48Q, 44V)

Work Experience (four years upon matriculation):
(1) One year working for an educational nonprofit as an "Elementary School Reading Interventionist" during gap year before graduate school
(2) Two years working for Teach for America* as an "Elementary School Corps Member" & "Operations Manager - Summer Institute"
- Other involvement: (a) served as a phone interviewer for prospective candidates and (b) served as elementary team lead
* Changed mind and turned down offer post-graduate school from a Big Four accounting firm to continue passion for educational reform
(3) One year (present) working for a boutique educational consulting firm as a "Higher Education Consultant"

Extracurriculars:
(1) Five years (present) working for a national student-run pro bono consulting organization in different capacities
- Involvement: Board Member; National Manager, Strategy & Operations; Collegiate Chapter Founder & President

Choices*:
Kellogg, Tuck, Fuqua, Ross, Darden, & Kenan-Flagler
* Applying through The Consortium

Post-MBA Goals:
Interested in education consulting; wish to reduce educational inequity amongst minorities
- Short-Term: work in the public sector practice (focused on education) of The Bridgespan Group or M/B/B
- Long-Term: become a leader of a LATAM educational reform organization

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by mcbMcK » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:55 pm
Consider the following points josuemgallegos:

- The work profile and the fact that you've stayed put on the education side is great. It will be important to understand however your achievements at the workplace, especially in the current consulting space. This will also beget the question of why MBA if you are already in that space.

- The academic arc too looks good. That, with your GMAT score should definitely pull your case well.

- The school choices might be worth a further thought given your career plans. Read here. Do bear in mind that MBB may not necessarily hire fresh MBA grads for a specific practice.

Hope this helps some.
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by MargaretStrother » Wed May 02, 2018 9:39 am
I love your profile! Everything looks super here: career vision, numbers, experience, community service. We've had great success with applicants who have passed through Teach for America; it gives you leadership at an early age, and often drops you into some unusual urban environments as well; top business schools seem to love it. The only thing I can find to suggest is that you step outside the limits of "Consortium" and look at non-participating schools such as HBS. Why not?

Good luck!
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