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Pls evaluate my profile. TQ! [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2010, 07:50
Female, 30yrs old from singapore (i know i'm older than most B-school applicants, plus i'm female :( )
I'm a pharmacist by training. I've about 6 yrs of working experience. it's not alot as i only graduated at 23yrs (4 years of pharmacy school. it's not that i was a late graduate!). However, i'm now working at a clinical research organisation (CRO) as a safety specialist.

My gmat score is 710.
My extra cirricular activites are mainly sports. I've been playing competitive team sports since i was in school, even while i'm working. I've also been a captain before but not in my current club. I've helped organised tournaments as well. I backpacked to neighbouring countries/third world countries alot. However, i've not done volunteering activities in these countries before.

Schools i'm aiming for are: Duke, berkeley, Yale, maybe UCLA. mainly because i want schools that have electives in healthcare/pharmaceuticals. i want to do business analysis for pharmaceuticals/CRO in future. i need an mba as employers do not think i've the credentials or the experience to do the job. i've no business experience!

My strengths are my gmat score, my unique industry and i'm an international student (?!).
However, i'm concerned that my age and that i did not do well in my undergraduate (pharmacy) degree will be huge factors against me.

thank you in advance!
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Re: Pls evaluate my profile. TQ! [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2010, 10:03
Though you are older than the average applicant, you can address your age by clearly explaining why an MBA is important to you at this point in your career. Admission committees get concerned about older applicants if it seems like an MBA does not make sense at that point in their career or if they don't have a clear career path. Your age should not be a major factor.

You mention that you did not do well in undergrad. What was your GPA? Were there mitigating circumstances that contributed to your performance?

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Re: Pls evaluate my profile. TQ! [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2010, 18:59
I'll send you a PM on this even though you didn't post in Peer Review.

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