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Concentration: General Management, Finance
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Evaluate my profile please [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 21:44
Hello mbaMission Consultants,
I would appreciate your input on my profile , my profile is as follows:

GMAT: 680 (Q50 V32), AWA (6.0)
Undergraduate Education : Mechanical Engineering, Top University in Asia
GPA: 2.5
Postgraduate Education : Mechanical Engineering, Top University in Asia, Gold Medalist
GPA: 3.95

Nationality: Indian
Age: 28

Work Experience: 7 years at matriculation (hopefully applying for Fall 2013) in new product introduction roles.
Current Work: GE Water Thailand. Involved in developing new products in the Water industry and government related projects in different sectors.

Job: I am a technical Lead at GE Water heading global team of experts.
Extra Curriculars: I was the captain of my university cricket team. I head several green initiatives in GE. I am business development officer in another NGO. I was on management committee of the school council. I play professional cricket as vice-captain in the Malaysian League.

Int'l Experience: Worked in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and United States.

Planning to work after MBA in product management preferrably in the Energy Sector and want to get an MBA from Top US business school.

Do you think I have a better shot at the LGO/MEM programs compared to the normal MBA?

Preferred list:
1. MIT
2. Wharton
2. Duke
3. Columbia
4. Darden
5. Tepper
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Re: Evaluate my profile please [#permalink] New post 15 May 2012, 07:03
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Hi, mourinhogmat1,

Thanks for your post. It sounds like you have a variety of interesting professional and extracurricular experiences. The one concern for top 10 programs would be your academics, particularly your undergraduate GPA (that is on a 4 point scale, correct?). If you improved your GPA in later years or have an explanation for why your GPA is 2.5, you could address in your Optional essay. Your GMAT quantitative score is certainly in range, but given your GPA you most likely want to get your overall score in the 700s. You could consider adding some non-top 10 programs to your list too. In terms of LGO/MEM, you need to think about what you need to learn to get into your future career goals. You will also need to communicate why you need these degrees in addition to your Masters in Mechanical Engineering.

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