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Engineer needs help. Profile Review [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2007, 12:21
Hey all, as you can tell by my post count I'm rather new around here but I've been lurking for the last 2 months or so to study up for my GMAT.

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I graduated from Virginia Tech (top 15 engineering school) in May of 2003 with a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering. My undergraduate GPA was a lowly 2.8 because I wasn't great at attending class and the engineering curriculam is difficult. After graduating, I worked for a year when I decided to go back to school. I wasn't sure whether I wanted to pursue an MBA or a MSEE (Master's of Science in Electrical Engineering) so I took the GMAT in May of 2004. I didn't really study but I ended up with a 630 (I don't remember the % breakdown) and a 5.5 on the AWA. After a little soul searching I decided to pursue the MSEE. I continued to work full time at defense contractor designing power systems for aircraft carriers and in the evenings I took distance learning classes. Basically, I would watch classes taped earlier in the day. So two and a half grueling years later, I finished my MSEE (also from Virginia Tech) in December of 2006 with a 3.4 GPA. Much improved over my undergraduate one. Additionally, I've worked full time the last 3 years however, all my experience is engineering related.

I decided last fall that I would like to puruse my MBA now. I want to get to a position where I can still use ideas from my techincal background however, I prefer to be in a managment position. So, for the last few months I've been studying for my GMAT and today I received a 710 (93%) Yay!

Honestly, I haven't seen a lot of engineers on here, especially those with an existing Master's degree. How do I fare? Thanks in advance. If you need anymore info, let me know!

Nathan

Oh yeah, I'm 26.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2007, 15:34
Congrats on the GMAT score. Engineers are expected to come in with lower undergrad GPAs than liberal arts applicants so that's okay. They are, however expected to have higher GMATs.

Engineers are appreciated by MBA programs and the masters will help you a bit. What you really need is to show your leadership experiences. A number of engineers fail to weave this into their apps and it's a necessity.

Based on limited info, I think you fare pretty well. Top 25 type of applicant.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2007, 21:58
Thanks for the response! As I said, I am interested in consulting or management work for engineering firms. Can someone suggest some programs for me to look at at home (US) or abroad (Primarly England)? Thanks!
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Have you looked at Michigan or University of Texas at all?
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