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Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2013, 05:03
Hi Jon,

Could you take a look at my profile? I am not sure how I stand as a candidate at the programs I am looking at.

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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2013, 22:37
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Hey there!

First of all, don't worry too much dude! You have a very nice profile there, with great scores and great grades, and that is a great start (that's a lot of greats for one phrase). Yes, you may not come from a typical feeder, but coming from Big Pharma is very good as well (it's just that less people go to an MBA from Pharma, because there are many other options). When you apply, you apply with your NATIONALITY and not your Origins, so being an Indian in your case is no disadvantage at all.

The only slight weakness that I can see is your volunteer work, which seems a bit thin (and/or standard), but no big deal - you have SOME and this is the most important. Probably the most important thing for you will be the perception of how well you have succeed at your firm. I didn't get an entirely clear picture here, I think Top 10 schools make total sense, plus adding one or two from Top 20 (which you like) to balance things out. And that is pretty much your school list, so I would say you should go for it!

Your first goal is FAR more logical than your second goal (finance) which makes little sense, so go with that. ACtually I would even recommend that you tweak your first goal to gain more out of your past experience and aim for "Management Consulting in Healthcare" which is more precise and logical given your experience.

Write fantastic essays and you should have a shot!

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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2013, 18:21
Thanks so much for the reply! You've really help me shake some of the worries I had going into the essays. The healthcare focus to management consulting is a great idea for me to leverage my background toward my goals. I just had one quick question. Your reply mentioned how coming from Big Pharma wouldn't really effect my profile. Would the IT aspect negatively affect how my application is viewed? As I mentioned in my earlier post, many of my responsibilities don't necessarily involve IT directly, but since I am working with software, of course some IT is inherent. I am hoping its not a big deal and that the non-IT aspects along with the science aspect (I think i've used the word "aspect" too much) would maybe offset it, but I wanted to bounce it off you for some feedback. Thanks again for your time.
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2013, 08:18
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Let's put it this way... everyone's life (and profile) has more things than an application can contain, and you have within the limits of truthfulness a certain flexibility in selecting which parts to emphasize and which parts to leave.... how shall I say this diplomatically... let's try and privilege the Pharma over the IT? ;)

It's a far better strategy.

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