0. Basic profile
- Nationality: Korean
- Location: Korea
- Age: 32 years at matriculation
1. Work experience
- 7.5 years at matriculation, entirely at a global consumer electronics company
+ 1.5 years as a software engineer.
+ 3 years as a system designer for international technical standard projects.
+ 2 years (3 years at matriculation) as an R&D project developer, based on technical standard activities.
+ Promoted twice, two years faster than the regular promotion track.
- Took only once: 780 Total, Q51 (98%), V48(99%), AWA 5.5
3. College info
- BS in computer engineering (3.47/4) at a private tech school in the U.S. - 2003
- MS in electrical engineering (3.7/4) at an ivy league school. - 2004
4. Extra-curricular activities
- Board member at a global industry alliance, representing 400+ companies with 1B annual unit shipments.
- Leadership roles at a number of standard project groups and industrial alliance.
- Engineers' representative in the company.
- Filed 200+ patent applications, about 150 already published.
5. Certifications: N/A
6. Target programs
MIT Sloan (R1)
IMD, INSEAD (if necessary)
7. Post-MBA career goal
- High-tech specialist in a mgmt consulting firm
Thank you very much for the evaluation.
Because you have so much experience, you may be considered "past" the traditional MBA programs. While I feel your chances at IMD and INSEAD are okay, the traditional American programs are traditionally aiming at younger applicants with fewer years of experience - they may feel you have nothing to learn from their education. While I am not ruling out these programs - especially since your GMAT will prove very enticing for them - I do think you may want also to consider programs aimed at slightly older applicants like MIT Sloan Fellows, Stanford's Sloan Masters, LBS's Sloan Masters, Nanyang Fellows, etc.
Jennifer Bloom, CPRW
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