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Please Evaluate 25/F/Hwn [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2007, 16:49
Thanks in advance!!!

25/Female/Native Hawaiian

Undergrad 3.1, Engineering, Stanford

Grad 3.6, Engineering, Stanford

GMAT target 700

Grew up in Hawaii

School Activites:
Played 3 years of soccer at Stanford, top 5, scholarship
Played 2 years of soccer at University of Hawaii, All-Conference 2x, scholarship
Sorority 4 years, Stanford University

Work Experience: 3.5 years of experience at matriculation

Leadership Experience:
Implemented program to transition 18 engineers from a 2d program to 3d program. Created training schedule, committed civil group to compentency deadlines, lead focused training sessions, was the representative to CEO and board of directors. Was give budget of $200k (15% of annual profits) no counting training time to implement. This 3d ability enabled firm to win a $12M contract over 10 years as the first Hawaii firm using program.

Also secretary at ToastMaster International.

Community Service:
Volunteered coaching a high school soccer team.
Probably will volunteer at a local DIII school this fall

Why MBA: transition from engineering to finance world

Target Schools: HBS, MIT, CBS, Wharton, NYU, Yale,
(maybe Duke, UVA, UNC)
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Re: Please Evaluate 25/F/Hwn [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2007, 08:53
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Thanks in advance!!!

25/Female/Native Hawaiian

Undergrad 3.1, Engineering, Stanford

Grad 3.6, Engineering, Stanford

GMAT target 700

Grew up in Hawaii

School Activites:
Played 3 years of soccer at Stanford, top 5, scholarship
Played 2 years of soccer at University of Hawaii, All-Conference 2x, scholarship
Sorority 4 years, Stanford University

Work Experience: 3.5 years of experience at matriculation

Leadership Experience:
Implemented program to transition 18 engineers from a 2d program to 3d program. Created training schedule, committed civil group to compentency deadlines, lead focused training sessions, was the representative to CEO and board of directors. Was give budget of $200k (15% of annual profits) no counting training time to implement. This 3d ability enabled firm to win a $12M contract over 10 years as the first Hawaii firm using program.

Also secretary at ToastMaster International.

Community Service:
Volunteered coaching a high school soccer team.
Probably will volunteer at a local DIII school this fall

Why MBA: transition from engineering to finance world

Target Schools: HBS, MIT, CBS, Wharton, NYU, Yale,
(maybe Duke, UVA, UNC)


haleiwa3,

Certainly, being a native Hawaiian and female is a nice one-two punch. Your academic success at a strong school like Stanford sweetens the pot, and your soccer strength further deepens the distinctiveness of your profile. So assuming you do get that 700 GMAT (or thereabouts) you should be able to aim high. That said, your community service profile, while infinitely better than my own, is merely par for the course at the very top schools you listed. Similarly, the work leadership story you gave is an impressive one, but you will probably need several more like that as well as a job description/career path that can be considered "fast track." Otherwise, HBS and perhaps CBS may not be doable. Assuming that your community and work experience profiles are actually stronger than they appear to be in your post, then you should be competitive at MIT and Wharton, with an even better shot at NYU, Yale, Duke, UVa, and UNC.

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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2007, 19:09
Thanks for the eval.

Since my last post, my company just gave me the opportunity to lead the civil efforts in establishing our new office in Dubai. We are currently negotiating teaming on a project worth $500M, which would equate to $20M in our company engineering fees. This is 2-3x what we currently intake per month and my role would be to figure out how to get this done in 2 years.

So hopefully I'll have more example of a fast track progress. But looks like the volunteer work won't happen.

Anyway, my question is that navy01 is my husband and we were actually going to apply to MBA programs together. Navy01 was the military candidate with excellent leadership, 710 gmat, currently doing the BC MS Finanace degree to help out his 2.9 gpa from Texas A&M. Do you think it helps to point out in our applications that we are looking to apply together? or would that hinder us?

We are looking to apply to schools in a similar area: NYU/Yale/CBS as our first choice, then Wharton, and finally HBS/MIT as our third option.

Any advice for married couples applying together or not applying together.

Thanks in advance!
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2007, 14:57
haleiwa3 wrote:
Thanks for the eval.

Since my last post, my company just gave me the opportunity to lead the civil efforts in establishing our new office in Dubai. We are currently negotiating teaming on a project worth $500M, which would equate to $20M in our company engineering fees. This is 2-3x what we currently intake per month and my role would be to figure out how to get this done in 2 years.

So hopefully I'll have more example of a fast track progress. But looks like the volunteer work won't happen.

Anyway, my question is that navy01 is my husband and we were actually going to apply to MBA programs together. Navy01 was the military candidate with excellent leadership, 710 gmat, currently doing the BC MS Finanace degree to help out his 2.9 gpa from Texas A&M. Do you think it helps to point out in our applications that we are looking to apply together? or would that hinder us?

We are looking to apply to schools in a similar area: NYU/Yale/CBS as our first choice, then Wharton, and finally HBS/MIT as our third option.

Any advice for married couples applying together or not applying together.

Thanks in advance!


haleiwa3,

The new project sounds great. I believe schools view married co-applicants positively but you must each still get in on your own merits. So by all means mention that you and your husband are applying to the same school and be sure to mention all the resources that particular school offers for married students.

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