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Please Evaluate My Profile [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2012, 19:25
I was wondering if you could provide a profile evaluation?

GMAT: 740 (Q48 V42)

GPA: 3.77 from the Ohio State University, B.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering (with Honors in Engineering), Entrepreneurship minor (4.0 minor GPA).

Work Experience:
Will have 2.5 years full-time at MBA start date (2013). I also have 4 engineering co-op quarters with the same company in a similar role. Industrial Engineer for a Fortune 100 retail company on the Inventory Optimization team. Our group works as internal consultants for various supply chain, logistics, and strategy initiatives. Some major projects have been leading a re-structure of store planograms that reduced inventory by 25% while improving service levels, supporting a new vendor managed inventory program, supporting gross margin optimization initiative with replenishment speed being the primary focus, and leading a data sandbox project that provides previously inaccessible details about store-sku inventory and forecasts that has supported a variety of pilot projects with data/analysis. I also have experience with DC capacity and productivity, forecasting inventory, managing sales forecast errors, and managing aged inventory. I am MOST (work measurement system) certified and manage our team's co-op program, with one co-op working under me. I won an award for the outstanding co-op of Spring 2009 for all Ohio State Engineers. I self-taught myself SQL and am an expert Access and Excel user.

Extracurriculars:
-Marketing volunteer with Power Inspires Progress, a social outreach program that employs and mentors inner city residents
-Writer for Hoperatives, the largest Cincinnati Craft Beer Blog, award winning homebrewer and certified beer judge

In college, I was involved in Social Entrepreneurship through two projects:
-The first involved Montana De Luz, an orphanage for kids with HIV/AIDS in Honduras. Work there included making the facility more energy efficient and meeting with the local Honduran government to gather information about regulating energy costs. The work was presented at the undergraduate research forum at Ohio State.
-The second was conducting Search Engine Optimization and Web Strategy for a start up non-profit seeking to fine a cure for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This involved partnering with a local web marketing company and performing target keyword analyses for a fundraising 5k.


My interested areas of study are Marketing, Venture Capital, and Social Entrepreneurship. My ideal post-MBA job would be working in marketing for a social entrepreneurial venture or as an analyst for a social venture capital firm. I plan on applying to Stanford, Harvard, Penn, Northwestern, Duke, MIT, and UVA. I know my work experience is on the light side, but I think the diversity of work I have done, as well as the co-op terms, could make up for this.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Steve
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Re: Please Evaluate My Profile [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2012, 16:26
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Hello smarks2327, thanks for your question.

It’s always hard to prognosticate odds, but I do think you should take your shot. I think you have a unique profile, and your quants (GMAT, GPA) would open the door at those programs.

Be sure to focus your experience on the great business results you’ve achieved and on your leadership in and out of work. You have some interesting extracurriculars that you can use to differentiate yourself.

Best of luck,
Brian
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Re: Please Evaluate My Profile [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 05:13
Brian, thanks for the reply. I will keep that advice in mind moving forward!

Steve
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Re: Please Evaluate My Profile [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2012, 05:53
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Best of luck, Steve!
Brian
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