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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)
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Profile eval please - thanks in advance! [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2011, 20:16
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 01 Nov 2011, 06:29
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David in many ways you have an ideal profile, but even those with "all the right stuff" must still craft a compelling story and package themselves correctly to get the attention of the biggs. I think your extracurricular involvement could be couched in a way to have interest and appeal, and encourage you to take some elements of what drives you outside of the workplace, and find a way to give something back by doing it. Sounds like the music thing has found traction to this end in the past? Mentoring is a great thing too--maybe you could beef up your involvment in that area? Let us know if you need help putting all those applications together! We have specialists from all those target schools.
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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 02 Nov 2011, 21:58
Thank you, Bryant, for your response and advice! I will review my applications to date and reach out to you as needed.
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