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    Question Finance PhD Profile Evaluation (2019)

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    Hi all, I am planning on applying to Finance PhD programs next fall (entry fall 2019) and I hope to use the next year to improve my resume and boost my application. I would highly appreciate any comments/tips/concerns.

    Here are my stats:

    Undergrad: BS in Math and Finance at a public state university in the South
    GPA: about 3.7 (includes classes from math/finance major, spanish minor, and electives)
    Work Experience: a few internships including one summer at a bulge bracket bank
    GMAT: 640

    At this point I know that the GMAT score is going to hurt me, so I am planning on taking the GRE to see if I perform better. Additionally, I will be working as an RA over the next year (no undergrad research experience) alongside a full-time job (Finance related). I also do some math tutoring, not sure if that's worth mentioning. I hope to learn some coding too (i.e. R, Python)

    Any thoughts? I'll take any and all positive/negative comments.
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    Re: Finance PhD Profile Evaluation (2019)

    Right now, your profile doesn't look good. But you know that. A lot will depend on the results you'll get after you take that GRE and work as an RA.

    Be back later when you have those results and I think people will be better able to help you.

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    Re: Finance PhD Profile Evaluation (2019)

    Update:

    I took the GRE and scored a 321 (158 Verbal and 163 Quant). I've also been doing some research and will continue to do so for the next year before I apply to PhD programs. Anything else I could do to improve?

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