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Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2005, 13:43
Hi!

I was hoping that you could evaluate my profile and help me position myself.

GMAT: 750
Undergrad GPA: 3.56/4.0
Major: Biomedical Engineering from Top 10 school

Extracurricular: Intramural volleyball (co-captain)

Community Service: Alumni Admissions Council for Alma Mater, Weekend Volunteer Tutor/Mentor

Work Exp: 3.5 years as Systems Engineer for medical device company. Promoted within 9 months to higher responsibility level. Project Lead for numerous projects. Identified resource reallocation that saved 140 hours of work time for 2 employees. Experience on business side in Sales, Marketing, Finance, Clinical. Also participated in clinical trials, commerical product launch, and FDA regulatory submissions.

International Exp: Spent a month in the UK developing UK office

Other: Applying for provisional patent for design independent of work

Applying for MBA/MPH programs.

Short Term: Healthcare consulting
Long Term: Start my own medical device company
Need MBA/MPH to understand healthcare policy, general management, and corporate strategy.

Applying to: Haas, UMich, Anderson, Kellogg, UChicago, and Stanford

Thanks!
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I'd say you have a pretty strong profile. You have a histroy of rapid advancement and have taken on lots of responsibility on the job. ALso good numbers, etc. (although the job stuff is more valuable).

I'd say the biggest hole in yoru app is community involvement / leadership outside of work. This isn't a deal breaker, but adcomms may ask questions about this. To overcome it, be sure to really emphasize your leadership experiences at work, using your well-rounded experience (on the business side) to your advantage.

I think your list of schools is good. Also maybe consider Duke, since they have a strong healthcare program.

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