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I would say it's not that big of an issue if you handle it correctly. If you tell the recruiter that you'd rather run your own company but want to learn on their dime first, then obviously yes it would hurt. The bigger question they would have is how well you could adjust to a big organization doing...

by sieken

Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Might an MBA in Entrepreneurship hurt placement chances ?
Replies: 2
Views: 979

I think it depends. I interviewed and was accepted with long-ish (ear length) hair and a beard and I didn't have any problems. However I talked mostly about entrepreneurship, so I imagine if I wanted to go into investment banking it would be a different story.

by sieken

Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: School interview and long hair
Replies: 6
Views: 1866

I agree with Jim. You are a very unique applicant with a very unique story and have a degree from a great school. I don't see why you couldn't get into whatever program you want with the right essay, GPA and GMAT.

by sieken

Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Limited Work Experience...Will it hurt me?
Replies: 4
Views: 1443

@pinchharmonic: Sorry for the late response! I must have missed your post while I was on my honeymoon and moving to Ithaca. I worked my startups into my application as an accent to highlight my uniqueness. My day job had enough pedigree and rigor to sure up any doubts related to my 640 GMAT, and I p...

by sieken

Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: I'm in, I'm done! Cornell, Haas with a 640
Replies: 4
Views: 8302

I think with your background, a lower GMAT score won't be as dangerous for you. With a great application and personal history, a 640, while not the best, won't put you out of contention. I was recently admitted into Cornell and waitlisted at Berkeley with a 640, an undergrad in econ, working at a we...

by sieken

Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Military/entrepreneur weak GMAT (640), retake?
Replies: 8
Views: 20439

Since this is an MBA forum, I'm not sure you'll find many people who know the answer to your question, however that said, I do not believe MPAs are as competitive as MBAs, so a 660 may gain you admits into better schools than it would if you were applying for an MBA.

by sieken

Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: GMAT 660(47Q,35V), interested in MPA program
Replies: 1
Views: 3618

UF is a strong regional school, but online programs are not viewed in the same light as in-person MBAs because you miss out on many aspects of the degree, namely network building. Also, they do not attract the same caliber of student so the connections you make coming out of an online MBA will argua...

by sieken

Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Hough Graduate School of Business (UF Online MBA)
Replies: 3
Views: 2420

I agree with hk. Your profile qualifies you for many top schools - you should arrange campus visits while class is in session and things will become abundantly clear. Good luck!

by sieken

Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Asking for advice on MBA program....
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

It looks like you're in a predicament. Any decent program, FT, PT or EMBA, will require a strong GMAT. If your undergraduate scores are strong enough in the right subjects (i.e. straight As as a physics major) from the right school (top 50ish), you may be able to get an admit, but all admission comm...

by sieken

Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: Decent GPA +Miserably Low GMAT = EMBA Success?
Replies: 2
Views: 3721

Congratulations! I had a similar situation, a disappointing 640 after doing better in practice tests and a 3.1 GPA. Waitlisted at Haas for 3 rounds and ultimately dinged, but got an admit from Cornell. I pushed the application deadlines with the GMAT and couldn't retake for another month after my 64...

by sieken

Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: Marshall, Anderson (with $), Fuqua and Haas with a 660
Replies: 9
Views: 9558

I personally feel that the class is a far better value than any set of books. I went through all the MGMAT books and only got a 30 point improvement (obviously results vary). I signed up for a class and improved 100pts. Well worth it IMO.

by sieken

Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: Veritas books
Replies: 1
Views: 2075

That's a definite plus. Good luck on your apps!

by sieken

Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Applying as an Entrepreneur - Please Advise
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

Mayura: your quant score is very competitive, however all top programs would be worried about your verbal. With a 21, you're in the 23rd percentile and all adcoms would be worried about your ability to communicate with your fellow students and future colleagues in english. I would focus on bringing ...

by sieken

Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Good Universities at a score of 570 in Gmat
Replies: 4
Views: 7650

GPA isn't as big of an issue with PT as it is with FT. I applied and was waitlisted at Berkeley's PT program, and the 80% GPA range was 2.9 to 3.8, but required a stout GMAT (both roughly the same as NYU). I was invited to interview and the major piece of concern wasn't my 640 gmat or my 3.1 GPA, it...

by sieken

Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: PT MBA on the East Coast...How do I look?
Replies: 1
Views: 896