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Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2013, 17:50
Hi,

Could you please evaluate my profile for the top MBA programs? Thank you in advance. I am targeting for the year 2014.

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Ph.D of physics in a top-10 university in Europe.
Undergraduate degree in China, GPA around 3.5/4

GMAT: 690, but I will try again in 4 weeks.

Working Experience:
Staff Scientist in a national laboratory in US at the moment (6 years). Meanwhile, also working with my friends in a high-tech company as a staff researcher (1 year).
Editorial board member of an academic journal (1 year).

Project leader for several research proposals. Holding two world's records in discovering the new materials. Collaborating with many scientists around the world.

My goal: to run my own company, focusing on novel materials
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2013, 22:49
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outfox330 wrote:
Hi,

Could you please evaluate my profile for the top MBA programs? Thank you in advance. I am targeting for the year 2014.

Academic
Ph.D of physics in a top-10 university in Europe.
Undergraduate degree in China, GPA around 3.5/4

GMAT: 690, but I will try again in 4 weeks.

Working Experience:
Staff Scientist in a national laboratory in US at the moment (6 years). Meanwhile, also working with my friends in a high-tech company as a staff researcher (1 year).
Editorial board member of an academic journal (1 year).

Project leader for several research proposals. Holding two world's records in discovering the new materials. Collaborating with many scientists around the world.

My goal: to run my own company, focusing on novel materials


Well before I evaluate you let me ask a few questions: What successes have you had in science? Do you hold any patents? What do you propose to start your business with? And what is your goal? Do you have ANY business experience at all? What about leadership experience?

As a non-business person you surely have the possibility to present a unique application, but the schools will want to check that your goals make sense. So I want to check that too!
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2013, 04:54
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outfox330 wrote:
Hi,

Could you please evaluate my profile for the top MBA programs? Thank you in advance. I am targeting for the year 2014.

Academic
Ph.D of physics in a top-10 university in Europe.
Undergraduate degree in China, GPA around 3.5/4

GMAT: 690, but I will try again in 4 weeks.

Working Experience:
Staff Scientist in a national laboratory in US at the moment (6 years). Meanwhile, also working with my friends in a high-tech company as a staff researcher (1 year).
Editorial board member of an academic journal (1 year).

Project leader for several research proposals. Holding two world's records in discovering the new materials. Collaborating with many scientists around the world.

My goal: to run my own company, focusing on novel materials


Well before I evaluate you let me ask a few questions: What successes have you had in science? Do you hold any patents? What do you propose to start your business with? And what is your goal? Do you have ANY business experience at all? What about leadership experience?

As a non-business person you surely have the possibility to present a unique application, but the schools will want to check that your goals make sense. So I want to check that too!


Thanks for your reply. Let me describe my work and experience briefly. As a scientist, I am the first one to discover a new matter in the world. This new matter can be utilized to make energy saving, fast training rail (magnetic levitation train) and high-sentitvity sensor, etc. However, there is still a long way to use it in the application. In order to make it work, I jointed a local company, which partly operated by my friend. We did not have funding to start this plan. Therefore, we try to find a venture capital. During the period when we contacted with that potential investor, I stated to learn how to analyze the demand, the size of market and the estimation of cost and profit. But finally, that investor thought that although there is a market, the profit is not that big. So, this plan was suspended. In this experience, I realized that if I need to do business, I should have some professional skills that will help me to contact with other businessmen and to evaluate any plan.

As for the leadership, I am the key experimentalist who contact all the potential collaborators and make a research team. I have also been representative of home country to attend the United Nations UNU Global Seminar and organized the talk of "technology and human security" and presented the talk.

I want to attend a MBA school in the west coast, where there are a numbers of high-tech companies, and where most of social connection is. In the future, I hope to run a small-sized company, which share with my friends, to develop sensor or energy-saving device.

Hopefully, all this information will help you evaluate my case. Thank you again.
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2013, 22:08
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Well you have a fantastic story. And the fact that you have invented a new material will definitely count for a lot, plus your story makes total sense - that you need some business knowledge in order to market your scientific knowledge. I think your ultimate success will depend a lot on how well you are able to convince the Adcom that your product is marketable, that you have a good business sense, and that you are ambitious and hard-working enough to make it. Getting a higher score on the GMAT is a great start, and it makes sense for you to apply to schools like Stanford and Haas on the West Coast. You can also try Southern California schools like USC and Anderson. And if you are willing to leave the West Coast, you have plenty more options.

So let us know how you do on that GMAT, and good luck!
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2013, 17:22
JonAdmissionado wrote:
Well you have a fantastic story. And the fact that you have invented a new material will definitely count for a lot, plus your story makes total sense - that you need some business knowledge in order to market your scientific knowledge. I think your ultimate success will depend a lot on how well you are able to convince the Adcom that your product is marketable, that you have a good business sense, and that you are ambitious and hard-working enough to make it. Getting a higher score on the GMAT is a great start, and it makes sense for you to apply to schools like Stanford and Haas on the West Coast. You can also try Southern California schools like USC and Anderson. And if you are willing to leave the West Coast, you have plenty more options.

So let us know how you do on that GMAT, and good luck!


My GMAT score just came out: 710 / writing 5.5 / IR 7. I think it is good enough. Currently, I am writing the essays for Stanford and Haas.
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2013, 23:16
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Congrats! That should push you over the top!

Good luck with your writing. And if you need anything else, you know where to find me,
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