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Joined: 23 Sep 2011
Posts: 25
Location: Turkey
Concentration: Healthcare, Technology
GMAT 1: 730 Q51 V36
GPA: 3.32
WE: Engineering (Health Care)
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1) I have virtually no work exp. Total 3 months undergrad internship. (one is at the national science corp. of Turkey, one is at a small firm in Germany)
However i am now working as a student-employee at a startup company in my university while doing my Msc. for 8 months now and will be working until i graduate this summer (i completed my courses so i will be doing this for full time. the project we are doing will also be my thesis hopefully)
2) gmat 730 (51,36) toefl 105
3) istanbul tech uni. (one of the most reputable in my country) electronics eng. 3.32 GPA. 2010(-i ranked around 10th or something among 90-100 graduates)
i was an exchange student in Germany Tech. Uni Braunschweig for 6 months (only passed one course)
Bogazici uni (also another highly reputaded school) masters biomedical eng. 3.91 GPA (will graduate 2012 summer)

4) cant say anything highly impressible. simple uni. club memberships (dance,music,international student network)
i play drums, dance (tango-salsa), windsurf, kitesurf (each at above amateur level). now i think these are more like hobbies. so a quick question what can i do to improve myself?
5) don't even know what these are
6) Full time MBA, definitaly in CA area, my targets are SDSU, UCSD (plus your recommendations)
7) Want to work in a biomedical company, engineering managment positions, (i heard that biomedical firms are mainly located around san diego CA .correct me if im wrong)

i am 23 years old. i am aware that i lack of work experience. however i know that there are people attended some programs with even less exp. (directly after undergrad). so i am keeping it real (no stanford or harvard =) a)
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Actually, Harvard and Stanford favor younger applicants, and the fact that you hail from an under-represented country (Turkey), will possibly help garner the attention of your target schools and others.
It's really more about what you have done with your experience vs. how much of it you have, so pull out the stories of leadership and creativity and it will help. As for "improving yourself," the best advice I can give you is to remain involved in your chosen activities, and try to aim for leadership positions. Better to just be involved in a couple of things, but be involved deeply, than to try and crank up something new that could communicate that you just did it so you could have something more on your resume. Let us know if we can help you pull your story together in a way that would be compelling to top schools.

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