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Could really use an evaluation [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2006, 10:33
TARGETS: Stanford Wharton Harvard MIT UChicago

GMAT:
740 (49q,44v). Would an additional 30 points make a difference? I was expecting a higher quant score.

College:
BS and MS (Computer Science) from top 5 US engineering school (completed in 4 years total). Each GPA north of 3.9
Minor in international economics.

Work experience:
18 months since graduation - when I send in my application, core technical role in industry powerhouse.
3 full time internships during college, which add up to another 7 months.

No proven managerial experience however since all these roles were technical, at least as far as managing people is concerned. I was a TA for a substantial number of students in college, which is my best example of demonstrated leadership.

Extracurricular:
Nothing mind blowing, but a few decent roles.

Other cool stuff:
Published research
Teaching experience

Goals:
I don't know what I want specifically just yet, but I will have a very clear idea when I have finished my essays.
Currently, I would have to go with general management. I also think that I would have an edge in finance.

Demographics:
Would have turned 24 by Fall07, Indian male.

My own assessment:
+ Strong academics
+ Reasonable GMAT
+ Strong technical background
+ Age(!)

- Sterotypical profile (- yet another Indian engineer)
- Lack of proven managerial experience
- Age(!)

Distinguishing factors:
+ 6 years of college in 4 years (very fast learner)
+ Impressive technical scope of current job. Work touches millions of liv.., err, computers :)
+ Published research?

I will appreciate any feedback. Thanks!

(edited with additional relevant info)
(edited again, forgot to include 'male')

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Re: Could really use an evaluation [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2006, 19:58
engineeronsteroids wrote:
TARGETS: Stanford Wharton Harvard MIT UChicago

GMAT:
740 (49q,44v). Would an additional 30 points make a difference? I was expecting a higher quant score.

College:
BS and MS (Computer Science) from top 5 US engineering school (completed in 4 years total). Each GPA north of 3.9
Minor in international economics.

Work experience:
18 months since graduation - when I send in my application, core technical role in industry powerhouse.
3 full time internships during college, which add up to another 7 months.

No proven managerial experience however since all these roles were technical, at least as far as managing people is concerned. I was a TA for a substantial number of students in college, which is my best example of demonstrated leadership.

Extracurricular:
Nothing mind blowing, but a few decent roles.

Other cool stuff:
Published research
Teaching experience

Goals:
I don't know what I want specifically just yet, but I will have a very clear idea when I have finished my essays.
Currently, I would have to go with general management. I also think that I would have an edge in finance.

Demographics:
Would have turned 24 by Fall07, Indian national.

My own assessment:
+ Strong academics
+ Reasonable GMAT
+ Strong technical background
+ Age(!)

- Sterotypical profile (- yet another Indian engineer)
- Lack of proven managerial experience
- Age(!)

Distinguishing factors:
+ 6 years of college in 4 years (very fast learner)
+ Impressive technical scope of current job. Work touches millions of liv.., err, computers :)
+ Published research?

I will appreciate any feedback. Thanks!

(edited with additional relevant info)


engineeronsteroids,

Ouch, sorry to hear about the lack of leadership. That hurts you unfortunately. Of the schools you mentioned Chicago and MIT seem like your best shots but without leadership, your GMAT and technical brilliance and published research (which *is* worth highlighting) won't be enough IMO. (Adding 30 points to the GMAT won't help.) My recommendation is that you either aim lower or wait a year and rack up some big bona fide leadership experience either at work, in your community, or even in entrepreneurship. BTW, the personality you project in your post to me (positive, some humor) *is* an asset and should be reflected in your essays.

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