I am a chemical engineer looking to make the transition from the sciences into the business world. I have generally been math and science based my whole life (AP Calc and AP Chem in high school, Chemical Engineering Major in college). I am curious if anyone else has a similar background and could share their application process. I was also wondering if anyone knew if being an engineer carried any positives or negatives in the eyes of the admissions committee (Possibly a positive due to being able to bring different work experiences to the class? That's my hope lol).
May I ask where you live? Engineers come aplenty if the applicant profile is Indian, and they also bear the brunt for it by enhancing the competition among themselves by many, many notches. I don't think you belong to that boat
so there may be something to cheer about then.
There are no positive or negative connotations attached to your being an engineer, a chemical engineer at that. Consider yourself an individual who brings a unique set of experiences to the MBA class.
Adcoms would essentially like to hear your story - personal and professional, know about your career goals and how the MBA fits into your scheme of things. So, focusing upon your strengths will be the key to the admit.
Hope that helps.
I live in Chicago. I am focusing mainly on kellogg. I recently took the GMAT and got a 720. Undergrad GPA was ~3.6.