Chances? please...

<p>Hi, any help would be greatly appreciated...</p>

<p>I am currently a junior (class of 2011)
I attend a school in Houston
Hispanic (1st generation)
Bi-lingual</p>

<p>GPA unweighted: 3.64
GPA weighted: about 4.3
top 15% (might have gone up with year's end)</p>

<p>SAT:
Math: 590
Reading: 650
Writing: 650
(I hope to improve to 2000+ with the June 5th test)</p>

<p>APs:
AP Human Geo (5 on exam) (9th grade)
AP World History (5 on exam) (10th grade)
APUSH and APLAC (4 or 5 on exams) (11th grade)
...will take 7-8 APs next year...</p>

<p>Extra-curricular:
Always been involved in church youth groups
Always had a summer job (secretary/accountant)
Co-Pres in Business Professionals of America (went to state in competition)
Secretary of volunteer service club
NHS
Debate club (CX team)
UIL Academics (made it to state)</p>

<p>I would love to major in management at McCombs (but I know how competitive the BS is)...
Yet I need help determining if I might make to UT in general (considering I am no top 8%)...
...Thank you...</p>

<p>try to improve your SAT scores specially the math ones, if you manage to do so i think you have a lot of chances if you apply for early decision</p>

<p>I think you have a good shot. With the repeal of the Hopwood ruling, race can now be a factor in admissions decisions. That means that with your numbers you would probably be one of the first people they would look at after they've admitted top 8% students.</p>

<p>To be honest, with your numbers and URM status, you could get into some better schools than UT. Especially if you got your SAT up over 2000. Possibly Duke, Vanderbilt, Rice, UChicago, Northwestern types of schools.</p>

<p>Good Luck</p>

<p>The fact that you're on a policy debate team is quite impressive.</p>

<p>Thank yall for responding!...</p>

<p>Do you think I have a chance at McCombs Business?
What other universities do you recommend besides UT?</p>

<p>University of Cougar High?</p>

<p>i dont think UT has an early decision deadline/date????</p>

<p>if you can get your Math score up, you have a decent/good shot.</p>

<p>btw management isnt a good major, go read the business boards.</p>

<p>UT does have an early decision deadline</p>

<p>The University of Texas at Austin does not offer early admission or early decision options.</p>

<p>your chances are pretty good, get the SAT up
also, ut austin does not offer any 'early' admission/decision programs at all
Viva La Barca!</p>

<p>I figured my math score would be detrimental to my overall chances... but I am studying math extensively for the June SAT...</p>

<p>pierrechn: Are you saying management is a bad major at McCombs or in general?</p>

<p>redhotsrock: Visca Barca!</p>

<p>generally speaking .................................... (had to put the dots, so the post would be long enough)</p>

<p>Generally from what I have gathered, people consider management to be a weak major. You may be better off majoring in another part of business with a minor in management if that is what you really want.</p>

<p>Management is a major that a lot of recruiters may find not applicable to people getting entry level jobs after they graduate. You are more employable with a skill set or an understanding of a subject which will be applied to your first post graduate job i.e. accounting, finance or marketing.</p>

<p>When you apply for your MBA at Harvard, then you may want to think about concentrating on management :)</p>

<p>That completely makes sense... Guess I'll readjust and shoot for an International Business or Entrepreneurship major... </p>

<p>Does anybody know the exact process of getting accepted into McCombs?...
(Interview, application, etc...)</p>

<p>you just submit an application, you only get interviews if your applying for some type of honors program.</p>

<p>maybe you should look into these majors: accounting and finance.</p>

<p>international business maybe worthless as well. i personally wouldnt do entrepreneurship either, thats just my opinion though.</p>

<p>Go with Accounting, you can get into the management side with most business degrees anyway.</p>

<p>Do you think a minor in economics at the College of Liberal Arts would help?</p>

<p>Does anybody know what major is best for an entry-level job in venture capital?...</p>

<p>VC is usually focused on early stage high growth industries like technology or the development of new pharmaceuticals. They would ideally hire someone with a computer science or biology or chemical engineering background if they were going to hire an analyst directly out of college. I believe that they target schools like Stanford and MIT. I have not seen a whole lot of VC's hire kids directly from UT's undergrad program. If you want to get into VC as a longer term plan but still want to go UT, I would get into investment banking right out of college. Try to get on with an industry group that is tech or biotech focused (not usually your choice, but if you are a well sought after candidate, the you may have a little room for choice. Especially if you double major in something like CS or Biology and Finance). After working as an investment banking analyst for two years, kids usually make a leap to private equity, hedge funds or VC if they want to remain in finance.</p>

<p>Other ways of getting your foot in the door in VC are as an entrepreneur starting, starting your own company and selling it to a VC fund. Or going to work with a strategy consultant for a couple of years in a similar fasion to what investment banking kids do.</p>

<p>Ok, after reading CC and doing some browsing on UT's site I've come up with this plan...
Please critique/assess/review and help me out....</p>

<ol>
<li>Apply to UT (and McCombs with the unspecified business major option)</li>
<li>Wait to see if i get accepted into both or just UT (if i get in to McCombs as an undergrad great!, but thanks to the Top 8% rule it is very tough)</li>
<li>If I only get into UT, pursue an Econ major with French minor and then apply for the MBA program (hopefully with some meaningful job experience)...</li>
</ol>

<p>Please help me out (I do have time to think it over during the summer).....</p>