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Profile Evaluation for an Asian American [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2014, 19:45
Good afternoon,

I am an Asian-American Male targetting Stanford, Haas, UCLA, and one of either Sloan/Wharton/Booth. I won't be applying until Fall 2015 (R1). I'm interested in startups, ventures, technology, and healthcare -- ideally I'd like to work at intersection of all 4.

Education/GMAT:
-Graduated from a mid-level University of California campus (Davis, Irvine, Santa Barbara, San Diego tier)
-GPA: 3.7, double majored in Economics and Communication
-GMAT: Taking at end of April. Based on GMATPrep practice tests I'm expecting around a 730 – 750

Work Experience:
Medium-Size Healthcare Consulting firm specializing in Lost Hospital Reimbursement and Revenue Cycle improvement.
- Will have 4 years WE by Fall 2015 which means I'd be matriculating with 5
-Promoted from Associate to Senior Associate in less than 2 years.
Responsibilities include: manage projects which includes leading a team of anywhere from 1-10 Associates (management experience), managing the hospital client (usually directors and sometimes CFO's), projecting staffing needs and profitability targets (valuable strategy experience), compiling client deliverables and internal reporting documents (consulting experience).
- Outside of project work, I administer formal trainings to groups of 8-15 Associates and am passionate about their professional and technical development. I am also the “technical” committee and we design and streamline tools for the entire company to use.

Extracurricular
I am about to start on a volunteer project outside of work. I will be working with the CEO and CFO of a nearby health clinic which primarily serves Asian Americans in the community who do not speak English and generally are not healthcare-savvy (typically traditional Asians don’t use preventative healthcare – they just wait until something happens). I will be working to improve their Revenue Cycle while also assisting the CFO with various financial analysis projects to try to reorganize revenue, cut costs, and increase the volume of patients who have commercial insurance (commercial insurance usually reimburses a lot more than government programs).

Thanks all :)!
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Re: Profile Evaluation for an Asian American [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2014, 21:18
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jtyee wrote:
Good afternoon,

I am an Asian-American Male targetting Stanford, Haas, UCLA, and one of either Sloan/Wharton/Booth. I won't be applying until Fall 2015 (R1). I'm interested in startups, ventures, technology, and healthcare -- ideally I'd like to work at intersection of all 4.

Education/GMAT:
-Graduated from a mid-level University of California campus (Davis, Irvine, Santa Barbara, San Diego tier)

<<snip>>

something happens). I will be working to improve their Revenue Cycle while also assisting the CFO with various financial analysis projects to try to reorganize revenue, cut costs, and increase the volume of patients who have commercial insurance (commercial insurance usually reimburses a lot more than government programs).

Thanks all :)!


Dear Jtyee,

Here are a few reflections on your profile:
  1. You seem to have some interesting work-experience. Consulting experience helps in gaining good perspective. It is not clear however if the nature of your work involves technology? You have mentioned 'tools' , but not clear if you develop them or get them developed through a team. This is important to understand the post-MBA career you can target realistically. You'd do well to crystallize the immediate term goals a bit and mold your profile accordingly
  2. The expected GMAT score is up there in the sweet spot - so go ahead and hit it
  3. The volunteer project sounds like a great idea as this will potentially get you a step closer to a 'startup' experience. Pursue it so you can create some impact before you write you application.

In summary, you are headed in the right direction. If you are able to convert your plans into reality, many of the schools in that list should be within grasp.

Cheers,
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Re: Profile Evaluation for an Asian American [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2014, 22:23
It sounds like a fair amount of emphasis should be placed on aligning prior experiences with said career goals -- great feedback Manish, really appreciate it.
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MGMAT1 - 650 (Q44, V35)
MGMAT2 - 670 (Q42, V39)
MGMAT3 - 640 (Q44, V34)
MGMAT4 - 630 (Q41, V35)
GMATPrep1 - 720 (Q48, V40)
GMATPrep2 - 720 (Q48, V41)
MGMAT5 - 690 (Q45, V39)
GMATPrep3 - 700 (Q47, V39)
GMATPrep4 - 710 (Q49, V38) Got one less question wrong than on my V41, but for some reason got a V38!

Goal: 740 (Q49, V42)

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Re: Profile Evaluation for an Asian American [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2014, 02:07
jtyee wrote:
It sounds like a fair amount of emphasis should be placed on aligning prior experiences with said career goals -- great feedback Manish, really appreciate it.


You got it - the lesser the change in career (function/industry), the easier it is in general.

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Re: Profile Evaluation for an Asian American [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2014, 14:18
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jtyee wrote:
Good afternoon,

I am an Asian-American Male targetting Stanford, Haas, UCLA, and one of either Sloan/Wharton/Booth. I won't be applying until Fall 2015 (R1). I'm interested in startups, ventures, technology, and healthcare -- ideally I'd like to work at intersection of all 4.

Education/GMAT:
-Graduated from a mid-level University of California campus (Davis, Irvine, Santa Barbara, San Diego tier)
-GPA: 3.7, double majored in Economics and Communication
-GMAT: Taking at end of April. Based on GMATPrep practice tests I'm expecting around a 730 – 750

Work Experience:
Medium-Size Healthcare Consulting firm specializing in Lost Hospital Reimbursement and Revenue Cycle improvement.
- Will have 4 years WE by Fall 2015 which means I'd be matriculating with 5
-Promoted from Associate to Senior Associate in less than 2 years.
Responsibilities include: manage projects which includes leading a team of anywhere from 1-10 Associates (management experience), managing the hospital client (usually directors and sometimes CFO's), projecting staffing needs and profitability targets (valuable strategy experience), compiling client deliverables and internal reporting documents (consulting experience).
- Outside of project work, I administer formal trainings to groups of 8-15 Associates and am passionate about their professional and technical development. I am also the “technical” committee and we design and streamline tools for the entire company to use.

Extracurricular
I am about to start on a volunteer project outside of work. I will be working with the CEO and CFO of a nearby health clinic which primarily serves Asian Americans in the community who do not speak English and generally are not healthcare-savvy (typically traditional Asians don’t use preventative healthcare – they just wait until something happens). I will be working to improve their Revenue Cycle while also assisting the CFO with various financial analysis projects to try to reorganize revenue, cut costs, and increase the volume of patients who have commercial insurance (commercial insurance usually reimburses a lot more than government programs).

Thanks all :)!



Well, a 3.7 from anywhere is always attractive, and that GMAT score will let you apply anywhere. It would have been great if you had started the extracurricular 1.5 years ago (especially for a school like Stanford) but it is nonetheless a very valuable type of activity. In general, working at a soup kitchen once a month is great, but helping the soup kitchen operate better or budget with more precision is more "managerial". It sounds like your project is also that type. With what you have provided and some strong career goals, it's going to come down to the subjective aspect of this process--the essays and interviews. Put a lot of work into those and you have a great shot at some of those schools.
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