Profile Evaluation

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Profile Evaluation

Post by dasgut » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:30 am

Hey guys,
Your feedback is very much appreciated. I'm curious if you guys think I'm just gonna get wiped out this admissions season. I had very little experience w/ math prior to my masters (i.e. no analysis, algebra, topology).

Undergrad Institution: Top 25 US University, unknown for math
Major(s): Finance & Accounting
Minor(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.51 overall (3.87 last two years)
Position in Class: 40% in undergrad
Type of Student: domestic white male

Graduate Institution: Top 50 US University, Top 80 for math
Degree: MS in Pure Mathematics (graduating this semester)
GPA: 3.97

GRE Scores:
Q: 770
V: 560
W: 5.0
M: 650 (53%) [ugh]

Program Applying: Pure Math/Applied Math/Operation Research

Research Experience: 1 summer w/ Naval Research, produced an internal paper and presentation
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: N/A
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for Management Accounting soph yr.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 8 Ph.D level courses (1 yr . analysis, 1 yr topology, 1 yr applied math, 1 sem differential geometry, reading course in minimal surfaces)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
I had no background in math. For math minor I only had to take calc III, lin alg, intro to proofs, ODE's. Only decided I wanted to do a math PhD my senior year.

Applying to Where:

Princeton (PACM)
Stanford (Management Science)
Cornell (CAM)
UChicago (CAMP)
Minnesota (Applied Math in Math Dept.)
Michigan (AIM)
Texas (Applied Math in Math Dept.)

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Re: Profile Evaluation

Post by mrb » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:16 am

I can't really say much about your chances (probably no one here can), but I will say that (for better or worse), for someone who is unsure of his qualifications, you aimed really high.

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Re: Profile Evaluation

Post by dasgut » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:01 am

I've got a plush backup job and I didn't want to go any place that I couldn't honestly see myself liking. If I get killed this season I can sit it out for a yr and retake the subject exam. Plus being a probability guy who does math fin I really like to gamble :wink:

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