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Profile Eval - 700 GMAT, 3.2 GPA Chemical Engineering

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Joined: 07 Aug 2011
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Concentration: Healthcare, Marketing
GMAT 1: Q V
GPA: 3.21
WE: Engineering (Health Care)
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Profile Eval - 700 GMAT, 3.2 GPA Chemical Engineering [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2011, 09:11
Hello,

Thanks in advance for your evaluation, and the work that you do here.

GMAT: 700 (Q: 43, V: 42)
In other postings, I see that you recommend 80%+ for Quant and Verbal. Can my Quant score be mitigated by my engineering background and math-heavy courseload in college, or do you advise a retake?

Education
- UG GPA: 3.2
- Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering
- Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering
both degrees obtained at The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Work Experience
3 years at a small medical device company
- Experience ranged from technical engineering work, project management, clinical site support, marketing material creation
1+ years at a mid-to-large pharmaceutical company
- A purely technical role as a process engineer

MBA Goal
Would like to transition from engineering to marketing in the medical device industry. I am specifically interested in product management.

Extracurriculars
-Tutored 5th graders in math in 2009-2010
- Tutored high schoolers in biology in 2010-2011
- Freelance graphic design / branding work for several small websites and a restaurant
- Currently pitching an idea for a TV show
- Avid painter
- Learning Spanish with intent of fluency

Target Schools - Northwestern, Chicago, Michigan, Yale, UCLA, Duke

Stretch Schools - UPenn, MIT, Harvard

Thanks again!
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Re: Profile Eval - 700 GMAT, 3.2 GPA Chemical Engineering [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2011, 15:05
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Hello bgbtech, thanks for your question.

Regarding your GMAT quantitative score, another way to mitigate it would be to cite an analogue that is a better representation of your quantitative ability and potential. Programs would want to know that you can handle the coursework.

Your competitiveness will really come down to the quality of your work experience. Can you draw upon “moments” when you truly led: influenced individuals and organizations, drove results, took initiative?

In terms of your career “story,” the onus will be on you to paint a picture that cohesively ties together your past, present, and future and demonstrate to the admissions committees that your desired career path necessitates an MBA. How does product management connect with your work and extracurricular activities? You will have to compelling answer this question to be competitive.

I think your school categories are generally fine, but I think Northwestern and Chicago might be slight stretches too. Ultimately, it really depends on whether you can mitigate the quantitative GMAT score (by retaking the GMAT or otherwise), how well you call out your leadership experience, and if you can connect your past to your post-MBA goals.

Best of luck!
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