PORTFOLIO EVALUATION REQUEST (URGENT) deadline: Nov. 30th

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GMAT 1st time: 640 (V31, Q47)
GMAT 2nd time: 640 (V40 Q39)
GPA: 3.0(LAST YEAR)
CGPA: 2.3 (Family Illness/Financial Crisis, explained in the Optional Essay)

Graduated from: University of Toronto, Canada. Honored Bachelor of Arts
(Double Major: Economics and International Relationships) ----Nov.2008

Part Time Working EXP: 5 yrs
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Jan-Jun. 2009 : RBC CANADA, bank teller
Jul 2009- Dec.2009 Tokyo, Japan. International Education (Marketing Department Leader)
Jan 2010-Now : Hanban, Confucius Institute of China, affiliated with Ministry of Education of China. (Foreign Consultant, Department Leader)

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Intended Enrollment Date: Fall 2011

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by jkhousto » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:56 pm
Ukimgirl -

Before I answer your posts, let me please say that I do not appreciate your "deadline" on my response. These are free evaluations, and I try my best to answer them in a very thorough manner within 72 hours, your insistency is honestly a bit pushy.

In looking over your profile, I believe that UCLA and USC are definitely reach schools for you. Your GMAT and GPA are considerably below their averages. Also, your work experience is not showing me a consistent pattern of increasing responsibility and accomplishment. The year spent as a bank teller is not really differentiating for an MBA program, and the other two experiences are quite short.

UC Irvine and UC Davis are better options for you to consider, but please be very clear to explain your career goals and why an MBA is the next best step for your career progression.

Best of luck to you,
Jennifer
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