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Profile Evaluation and Advise Please [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2010, 13:20
Hi,

I was wondering if you could evaluate my profile and comment on schools I am targeting?

All numbers are for matriculation in the Fall of 2011
Age: 26
Undergrad GPA: 3.35
Undergrad Major: Aerospace Engineering from a large public university. I have also taken a handful of graduate level business courses post-grad for personal fulfillment.
GMAT:690 but I was planning on a retake.
Work Experience: 4 years at a large aerospace company with some very unique experiences that show leadership. Promoted once. I also worked in the engineering department of a large airline in undergrad.
Extracurriculars: Club sports captain for many sports (college and post college). I competitively compete in one high level amateur sport and am also an avid golfer.
Awards: State mathematics award in HS (not sure how relevant that is)

Focus post-mba: I would like to pursue an MBA to transition from engineering into the finance field.

I am assuming that I retake the GMAT with at least a 720 and am planning on focusing on the following schools:
Chicago, Kellogg, Wharton, Columbia, NYU, MIT, Duke, Texas

Although that is where my list is right now, I fully expect to narrow it down for applications. Are these schools in the right regime for my statistics?

Any advice you could give would be very much appreciated.

Thanks
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Re: Profile Evaluation and Advise Please [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2010, 16:27
They're in the right range. The key thing for you is how well you execute your applications - biggest risk is getting lost in the shuffle, blending in. If you do get dinged, it won't be because of any concerns - but that you failed to stand out. And if you do get accepted, it will likely be because enough adcoms within the school liked you as an individual based on what they saw in your applications and interview.

In short, in your case it's a personality contest + a bit of luck.

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Re: Profile Evaluation and Advise Please [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2010, 13:49
Thank you!
Re: Profile Evaluation and Advise Please   [#permalink] 10 Jun 2010, 13:49
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