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Profile Evaluation for HBS, Wharton, MIT-Sloan etc.

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Profile Evaluation for HBS, Wharton, MIT-Sloan etc. [#permalink] New post 12 May 2010, 11:29
Schools I am considering (need to shortlist):
HBS, Stanford, Wharton, MIT-Sloan, Columbia, LSE (UK), Judge(Cambridge, UK), Yale, UCLA, Berkeley, NYU-Stern

Age: 24
Demographic: South Asian Male (international applicant)

Major: Double Major for BS (Electrical and Computer Engineering with Applied Math (double major))
College: UCLA (University of California Los Angeles)
GPA: 3.9/4.0 (Summa Cum Laude)
GMAT: 780

Leadership Positions: Held 4 President, 3 VP and various other positions during undergraduate study.
7 Published Research Papers
Worked on a start-up during college (web-based)

CFA Level II

Work Experience:
Internships (during undergraduate study):
Google, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft

Full-time Work Experience:
Project Manager for 2 years at a top tech firm
Undergraduate Researcher at a UCLA CS department research center for 2 years
Working on start-up company since 5 years (~15 full-time employees)

Community Service: Several hundred hours during undergraduate study (international also)

How optimistic/pessimistic should I be about my chances at these schools?
Any way I could improve my odds?
Any other schools I should consider?
Advice? Suggestions? Etc.

Thanks
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Re: Profile Evaluation for HBS, Wharton, MIT-Sloan etc. [#permalink] New post 14 May 2010, 14:56
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Hello,

Your numbers are definitely impressive! A couple of thoughts:

  • What do you want to do after business school? That will at least partly impact which schools best fit you, and which schools you are most likely to get into. Use that to help in cutting down your list of schools.
  • Re: community service, while schools will often ask for your hours per week/month, what they they really want to know is what kind of an impact you've had. Someone who devotes 5-10 hours per month to an organization, but raises money or help to run events or do something else that's not easy, will be much more impressive than someone who does 10-20 hours per month, but just shows up to events and is one of dozens of participants. Quality, not quantity!
  • Same "impact" comment goes for your current job. Asa project manager, you may not manage people, but show how you've gone beyond your job description and have made a real impact on the organization around you.

Good luck!
Scott
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