Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 16 Apr 2014, 17:30

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Profile Evaluation for a small engineer with big dreams

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
Joined: 10 Jan 2012
Posts: 6
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V41
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Profile Evaluation for a small engineer with big dreams [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2012, 08:19
Hi Brian,
I recently finished my GMAT and I am very curious to gauge where I stand. I would definitely appreciate some feedback on the strength of my application.

Background
- Age 25
- Ethnicity Asian Canadian Male

Academics
- GPA 3.6/4.0 - Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto
- GMAT 750 Q50, V41

Work Experience
- Current: 2 yrs of Industrial Engineering experience at leading pharmaceutical retailer, during this time i had the opportunity to work alongside MBB consultants on a project and the experience gave me a taste of consulting blood
- Prior experience: 16 mths of continuous improvement, manufacturing, industrial engineering experience (prior to graduation)

Extra-Cirricular
- student club in undergrad
- became iOS developer to see the iOS ecosystem and developed an app that is currently on the market

Goal and Motivations
- Enroll in Wharton / Kellogg / HBS for fall 2012
- Long-term work at top 3 consulting - management consulting

Questions
- Specifically would my odds be reasonable enough to warrant applying to these 3 schools?
- If not what other schools do you feel I should focus my attention on?

I feel that I do not have the extracirriculars to polish my application, although I could potentially put a good spin to my work experience.
I know that it is already late in the recruiting season and my chances are probably further crippled.
Please let me know your candid take on my application. Thanks so much for your time.

-Steven
Kaplan Promo CodeKnewton GMAT Discount CodesManhattan GMAT Discount Codes
mbaMission Admissions Consultant
Joined: 10 Jun 2011
Posts: 306
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: Profile Evaluation for a small engineer with big dreams [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2012, 07:46
Expert's post
Hello Steven, thanks for your question.

First, as you know, the Round 3 can be a crapshoot. Your strength as an applicant is still critical, but the composition of the class at those programs becomes increasingly important. The admissions committees will be trying to round out their classes.

That said, I think your competitiveness will rest on two things:

• The quality of your leadership experience in and out of work. Can you draw upon “moments” when you truly led: influenced individuals and organizations, drove results, took initiative? Can you make your feats as an industrial engineer comprehensible in business terms?
• In terms of your post-MBA goals, paint a picture that cohesively ties together your past, present, and future. Demonstrate to the admissions committees that your desired career path necessitates an MBA.

Your iOS app experience sounds interesting as an extracurricular. And, remember: Extracurricular activities need not be limited to official community service. You might also speak to your passions and interests as vehicles through which you have done good for the world.

Best of luck,
Brian
_________________

Brian Eng
Senior Consultant
mbaMission

646-485-8844

Website: http://www.mbamission.com
Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
mbaMission Insiders Guides: http://www.mbamission.com/guides.php?category=insiders
Free Consultation: http://www.mbamission.com/consult.php

Image

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
New posts Profile Evaluation for a small engineer in a big world PowerCruncher 1 08 Feb 2012, 21:38
New posts 2 Experts publish their posts in the topic Big dream/Poor profile PlanetEarth 3 15 Jun 2013, 23:06
Popular new posts 3 Experts publish their posts in the topic Big dream/Poor profile PlanetEarth 10 15 Jun 2013, 23:10
New posts Experts publish their posts in the topic Big dream/Poor profile PlanetEarth 3 15 Jun 2013, 23:12
New posts 3 Experts publish their posts in the topic Big dream/Poor profile PlanetEarth 5 15 Jun 2013, 23:13
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Profile Evaluation for a small engineer with big dreams

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.