I'm looking to gauge the realistic chances of getting acceptance into some of my target schools when I apply next year (2011). I would like to apply in round 1 and have listed below my work and volunteer experience, as well as important stats.
Graduated UC Berkeley with a degree in Mass Communications, GPA of 3.5
Worked for Nielsen Mobile-Production Associate (07-08)
LookSmart (Account Coordinator then Promoted to Account Manager of Western Region) (08-09)
Pandora Radio (Campaign Manager-Inside Sales) (09-Present)
GMAT: 610 (re took a second time, and this was my score)
Marketing Chair-Northern Ca Chapter of 85 Broads; I help to promote and market all our events, geared towards professional women in all industries.
Other stats: 24 year old Chinese-Fijian American, female
I would like to apply to these schools based on my campus visits and their various offerings and programs:
4) university of maryland smith
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Your GMAT is on the lower end of scores considered by your target schools. However, that does not have to be a deal breaker. You are taking the right steps by planning to apply in R1 and visiting campuses. Be sure to highlight experiences where you have used quant skills, particularly those with measurable outcomes. Also, maintain contact with any individuals you meet on your campus visits that may be able to help you navigate the application process. Since you are starting so early, you should be prepared to work on the essays as soon as the questions become available. Also, make sure your LORs are from individuals who can be very specific when discussing your strengths and accomplishments. Best of luck!