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Profile Evaluation - 1st Gen College Student

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Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 25
Location: United States
Concentration: Healthcare
Schools: CBS
GMAT 1: 740 Q50 V40
GPA: 3.56
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
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Profile Evaluation - 1st Gen College Student [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2014, 07:48

Thanks in advance for your time. Any feedback is greatly apprecaited!

Overview: White Male/Male/24

GMAT: 740 ( Q50 V40 ) AWA 5, IR 8

University of St. Thomas, 3.59 (3.65 Major), Major: Mechanical Engineering, Minor: Electrical Engineering, 3.03 GPA freshman year

Work Ex:
Worked for 1 year at 3M as a manufacturing engineer. Currently work for ZS Associates (consulting company) with a little over 1 year experience.
Most experience is in operations, reducing cylce time, etc...
Will have 3 years of experience at matriculation

Extra Curricular:
Started and instructed a non-profit youth fundamentals basketball camp. Instructed for over a year

Career Goals:
As pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies have faced major challenges such as pricing pressures they have looked to operations to maximize profits. Therefore upon graduation I would like to work as a consultant for a top pharmaceutical consulting firm such as ZS Associates, Mckinsey, or Deloitte and focus on operations. Following 4-5 years in consulting, I would like to enter a large pharmaceutical company as a senior manager in their operations department.

R1: H/S/W
R2: Sloan, Columbia, Yale

As noted in the header I am the first in my family to go to college and grew up in a poor farming community. This is what I am going to write about in my essays.
Also have a misdemeanor for running from a house party in college 4 years ago.

Any suggestions to add/remove schools or how to better round out my candidacy would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks again!!
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Re: Profile Evaluation - 1st Gen College Student [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2014, 21:20
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Hi thor5517,

Thanks for your post. Congratulations on your excellent GMAT score. Your numbers indicate that you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA program. Nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling me why you should be admitted. All of the reasons why a top program would admit you are in the details of your work experience, personal experiences, personality, values and overall story.

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