Please evaluate my profile -low gpa, 3 yrs work exp

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Hello!
Just wanted to comment first hand that this forum is an excellent guide and I have learned a lot from reading many of the threads.

I am scheduled to take my gmat in october.
Applying to Baruch, Fordham and St Johns as a part time mba.
Undergrad gpa is 2.87 from SUNY Albany
Worked 3 years in financial firms (sales at retail bank, operations at mutual fund company)
I am currently 25 yrs old, Korean American.
My expected gmat score would be approx 550~600

How does my profile stand out when applying to those 3 schools?
I know for Baruch and Fordham, they are looking for avg 6 yrs work exp, while st johns is looking for 3.

Should I hold off on applying to these schools with my current profile?
Thank you for you time.

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by VP_MBA_Guru » Tue May 20, 2008 1:38 pm
Hi J,
Thanks for your post. I am glad you find the forum helpful!

To be honest, I don't know too much about the PT programs at the schools mentioned below. Based on the average years of WE, I would recommend waiting another year or so to apply. Also, how long have you been with these companies? Many times, PT programs want to see several years of WE at one company.

Also, since your GPA score is a bit low, you should focus on getting a high GMAT score, which could help offset your GPA. Maybe use the next year to prepare for the GMAT, so you are on the higher end of each school's range. (i.e. Fordham's range is 540-660).

Hope this info helps!

Regards,

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by jhan82 » Wed May 21, 2008 6:11 am
Thank you for your informative reply!

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by VP_MBA_Guru » Wed May 21, 2008 6:52 am
No problem! Please feel free to post other questions.

Good luck!

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