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Struufke, Even given your GPA, you should be competitive at the 5 programs you mentioned, primarily because of your GMAT score, relevant experience, and Dutch background (not an 'oversubscribed' applicant pool :). LBS and MIT will probably give you your best shot at IB placement, with IE probably th...

by paulsbodine

Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: please evaluate my profile MSF
Replies: 1
Views: 1068

ggsc, If IE was unsatisfied with your interview they would not want a second one. It's more likely that they feel that your first interview didn't give them the clear picture of your profile that they hoped for or that there is some specific question they want answered that the interviewer failed to...

by paulsbodine

Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: IE Business School second interview
Replies: 2
Views: 3388

mgt001, Two years of work experience means you are in play especially if you have established yourself in a fast-track management role. Given your supply chain background I would optimize your chances of admission by targeting schools that are strong in supply chain, such as Michigan State, Penn Sta...

by paulsbodine

Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Please evaluate my profile
Replies: 7
Views: 2913

Satluri, The info you provided suggests you are roughly competitive at Haas part-time, but I would need to know more about your leadership, extracurriculars, and 'differentiators.' Feel free to send me your resume/CV at [email protected].com. --Paul Bodine, Great Applications for Business School, www...

by paulsbodine

Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile Evaluation Request
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Very good point: earning an MS Finance now does not preclude you from pursuing an MBA down the road... Paul, Thanks for the feedback. I will try to demonstrate my knowledge of finance, as I have been studying it on my own. I am especially interested in corporate finance; for instance, I have enjoyed...


dman25, Your phrase "all things being equal" is key: assuming that two applicants have basically the same credentials (which is highly unlikely) then the one with the higher salary might be given the nod because the higher salary might be used as a proxy for 'career progression.' In fields like cons...

by paulsbodine

Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Does Salary Matter?
Replies: 19
Views: 5642

Jeevanantham, Absolutely, you should start now with your SOP and LOR (definitely don't postpone your letters -- give recommenders plenty of time). The SOP and LORs will be something you can most likely reuse (with some reworking) for all of your schools. So even if your GMAT/TOEFL score in September...

by paulsbodine

Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Am i lagging behind the schedule for Fall 2013?
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

ChadTroll, You will certainly for top MS Finance programs based on your 'numbers.' Given your work experience, your big challenge will be presenting savvy post-degree goals and showing that you have the knowledge of finance to know why an MS Finance degree helps you get there. There are many ways to...


tommymoose, Your professional profile does sound distinct. And, yes, you do get bonus points for the Ferrari-related startup work. The two approaches to your resume--chronological and project-based--do not have to conflict. Business schools tend to use resumes to get an overview of your career so th...

by paulsbodine

Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Project-Based Engineering Applicant - Resume Help
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

goddy, It sounds good because (a) it's not generic sounding, (b) risk management is a 'hot' area, and (c) hopefully it aligns in some way with your work experience (i.e., you can explain credibly where it comes from). How does a career goal like the one below sound to admissions consultants here? "M...

by paulsbodine

Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Career Goals
Replies: 3
Views: 1046

Waly11218, Your full-time work during college is one of the few strong explanations for a low-ish GPA, and a 700 GMAT score is solid if it's balanced (in the neighborhood of the 80th percentile in Math and Quant). If the rest of your application is strong, e.g., you have good leadership, etc. then y...

by paulsbodine

Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Low GPA - Any chance for Wharton?
Replies: 5
Views: 6778

raptor1985, I would have to know more to give you encouraging words about the 5 schools you named. Based only on what you told me, you have a very common profile, which would make all of those schools, except UCLA, stretches. Unless of course you can differentiate yourself in key ways, e.g., current...

by paulsbodine

Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile Evaluation
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Eric, You could comfortably count the Fulbright as work experience for the purposes of your B-school application. Schools are not anal about how they tally work experience and they would certainly value your Fulbright experience because (a) its cross-cultural, (b) shows social impact initiative, and...

by paulsbodine

Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Federal Grants / Scholarships as Work Experience
Replies: 1
Views: 720

Niki,
Your profile looks strong so I would need to know more (feel free to send your resume to [email protected]) to see if there's anything that might concern them. The question for you is: Is there anything in your profile that you are concerned about?

by paulsbodine

Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: NYU part-time program - Interview Request
Replies: 3
Views: 1343

Akhil, Your profile is a solid one, but based on what you gave me, it is somewhat 'par for the course' in terms of the applicant pool you will be competing with. The entrepreneurship does help you differentiate yourself. You have a chance at U.S. schools on the lower edge of the top 15, say, Duke, D...

by paulsbodine

Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: PROFILE EVALUATION - Where do I stand a chance
Replies: 2
Views: 899