In the summer of 2010 I will graduate from FIU (Florida International University) with a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Studies. I spent two years focusing on Marketing until I realized I wanted a broader, more well-rounded education backed by specific marketing courses. I took classes ranging from physics, computer science, biology, and philosophy and I plan on graduating with a 2.5 GPA.
Aside from a low GPA, I have a lot of business experience. I started selling virtual items on eBay through my e-commerce store at the age of 12. As a highly motivated individual with a lot of creativity and ambition, I launched an online business in my 2nd year of college geared towards offering hosting solutions and web development. I attained $10k in investment from family, I had impressive growth over 3 years, and now I plan on selling the company.
This experience led me to realize I could attack a niche in the hosting industry and eventually developed a new, unique concept. I’m about to graduate from FIU and at the same time, I’m seeking financing for my new venture. The scale of this new business is much larger than my previous ones and I’m hoping this will impress university recruiters (assuming I attain capital for the venture and launch the concept). I’ve convinced investors that the concept is impossible to duplicate due to patent pending technology I’ve developed.
I’m also very well connected with top officials, successful entrepreneurs, etc. that have seen me in action. I am prepared to ask them for a referral when I plan on applying to graduate schools. However, I just want to have a practical mindset so I can understand what milestones I need to achieve in order to gain entrance to a top-tier MBA program like Harvard or MIT’s. I plan on spending the next year or two preparing my curriculum vitae and then applying for graduate school.
I forgot to mention that I plan on getting tutoring for the GMAT from a Duke alumni.