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Profile eval please - thanks in advance!

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Joined: 26 Oct 2011
Posts: 20
Location: Canada
Concentration: Technology, Strategy
GMAT 1: 740 Q49 V42
GPA: 4
WE: Information Technology (Telecommunications)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

Profile eval please - thanks in advance! [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2011, 20:15
Hi,

Here is my profile for evaluation:

Demographic: 29/M/Chinese-Canadian

Education:
- B.Sc. in Computer Science from UBC, GPA 4.0, May 2005
- GMAT 740 (V42, Q49)

Work: 7 years 5 months by Sept 2012
- currently: 6 years at major Canadian telecom, started in new grad leadership dev program, then promoted to IT manager, now managing self-created team in social media and emerging tech
- prior interships during university - 1 year in Denmark biotech company, 8 months in government, all IT-related

Extracurriculars: (probably weakest part of my application)
- long term mentoring of university students, colleagues, and others, Sr. industry mentor at alma mater
- self-taught acoustic guitar player, perform at concerts
- organised various concerts and fundraisers, but mostly at work
- working towards private pilots license

Goals:
- during MBA: internships and case studies in IT and social media fields, build business foundation
- post MBA: IT consulting in Asia (for personal + professional reasons)
- dream: fix China - disappointed at a society in moral decline, and feel a sense of duty to do something about it through successful business and IT ventures

Schools: (all-in, no safety)
- Harvard, Stanford, Wharton (Lauder MBA/MA), MIT Sloan, Columbia, Kellogg

Thoughts?

Thanks,

David
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Re: Profile eval please - thanks in advance! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2011, 07:44
H/S/W -- long shots; you're on the older side for a traditional candidate; you have a solid all around profile, but you're simply up against a lot of other folks with stronger profiles than you for these schools; if you apply, just know that these are lottery tickets

Sloan -- a stretch, but one that is more within reach; you have an outside shot with a bit of luck

Columbia, Kellogg, Booth, Tuck -- stretch schools that are also within reach; choose one (if you're also going to look at Sloan).

Haas, Ross, Darden, Duke, Yale, Cornell, NYU, UCLA -- these are schools that are more in your range given your profile (i.e. more people with a comparable profile at these schools). Choose 3-4 from this list.

Schools outside the top 16 and the Canadian schools are reasonable safeties.
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Joined: 26 Oct 2011
Posts: 20
Location: Canada
Concentration: Technology, Strategy
GMAT 1: 740 Q49 V42
GPA: 4
WE: Information Technology (Telecommunications)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

Re: Profile eval please - thanks in advance! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2011, 10:10
Thanks for your quick response, Alex!
Re: Profile eval please - thanks in advance!   [#permalink] 28 Oct 2011, 10:10
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