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MA in Econ first then MS in Financial Engineering

bboyricebboyrice Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited March 2012 in Graduate School
Hi All

I am a 4th year right now and I am thinking about applying to grad schools.

My goal is to get into one of the top grad schools in MS Financial Engineering

I am a Statistics major with a focus on mathematics

but my GPA isn't so hot...

However, I do have a research experience with Google and Ford and quite some internships in

the key department of a commercial bank (kind of like investment department, which is really difficult for an undergrad, even for a grad, to get into.)

My plan now is to go do an MA in a CSU either in CSU LA, SJ State, or SF state.

Since my undergrad GPA isnt so hot, I want to show to those grad schools that I am academically mature enough now to take my classes seriously. (So they dont just judge from my grades in Undergrad.)

Then I will also take a few required/important classes in Stanford, UCLA, and UCB. (Depending on where I got in I will go to the closest one)

I know I will have 2 pretty good rec letters.

I havent taken the GRE yet, so i cant say anything about it.

Does it sound like a good plan? Any suggestions?
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