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Profile Evaluation - Brazilian male 710 (48Q,39V)

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Profile Evaluation - Brazilian male 710 (48Q,39V) [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2012, 11:33
Hello!
I would appreciate some insight on my profile, thanks in advance!

Profile: Brazilian, 28 (almost 29 at matriculation), male
GMAT: 710 (48Q,39V) - Percentiles 92% (78%Q, 88%V)
WE1: 1.75 year at major brazilian food company (US$ 7 billion in revenues). Started as a management trainee, developed projects in multiple areas (including international project in Chile), focused last year in the commercial area, developing projects and leading sales team.
WE2: 3 months at major Investment Banking in Brazil. Financial analyst, got the job as a way to remain active until next job started.
WE3: 1.5 year at biggest tobacco company in Brazil (US$ 7 billion in revenues). Started as a management trainee, developed projects mainly in the marketing department, promoted to manager in 1 year. Unfortunately, was laid off in July.
Undergrad: Industrial Engineer, top Brazilian School. Low GPA due to some failed courses. Had to work as a private tutor all the way through college to help my family, being unable to attend classes most of the time, specially during internships.
Post Graduate course in management from top Brazilian B-School, got A's in all classes.
EC: Volunteer with NGO for underprivileged children, member of company's volunteer commitee, organizing donation campaings and blood drives.
Sports (soccer and foot-volley), guitar player.
Post MBA Goals: After being laid off from previous job, took a month to reflect on carrer goals, and decided to make a carrer switch into strategy consulting, which has long been a dream of mine. However, at this point of my life, an MBA is a must if one wants to move into this new carrer path.

Schools: Kellogg, Tuck, Booth, Haas, MIT Sloan, Duke Fuqua. Given the financial commitment I'd have to make to pay for the MBA, only top ranked schools would help me get jobs in Brazil in which I could afford the student loans.

Questions: Given my demographics, is a 710 good enough? How being laid off can hurt my chances?

Thank you in advance for your help!
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Re: Profile Evaluation - Brazilian male 710 (48Q,39V) [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2012, 17:20
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Hi bizwiz84,

Thanks for posting. Regarding your application, there are some areas you will need to address:

For your undergraduate record, you should address your failed classes. I recommend you read this case study of how one candidate addressed a low undergraduate record: http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehens ... ies/case5/

For your work experience, I do recommend you explain how your prior experiences prepared you for your interest into strategy consulting. Outside of your undergraduate record, 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.

Here is some school specific advice for some of the schools listed:

Kellogg: http://www.stacyblackman.com/business-s ... n-kellogg/
Tuck: http://www.stacyblackman.com/business-s ... outh-tuck/


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