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Profile Evaluation from Italy

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Joined: 22 Feb 2012
Posts: 8
Location: United States
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
Schools: Thunderbird '15
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V41
GPA: 3.8
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
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Profile Evaluation from Italy [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2012, 03:57
Hi,

first of all, thank you for your time.

I'd love to have a feedback about my profile for a top European full-time MBA (Insead, LBS, IESE, Hec, Cambridge, Oxford)

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Nationality: Italian

Education:
Bachelor in Electronic Engineering
Master's Degree in Management Engineering
(both in "Politecnico di Milano")

GMAT: 710 (Verbal:41 / 92% - Quant: 47 / 76%)
TOEFL Ibt: 108
GPA 3.8 (sort of, converting from Italian grades).

Work Experience:
- 1.5 year as university researcher (Change Management following ICT implementations in Healthcare Environment);
- 3 years as Enterprise Application Consultant (Workflow Analysis, ERP implementations, Training) in various businesses (food, metal, fashion).

Misc:
Some competitions and prizes won in high school, corporate workshops and experiences during college.

I'm interested in management consulting, international experience and eventually going to work for a major technological company.

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This is a quick synthesis. I hope you can help me evaluating it!

Thank you again.
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Re: Profile Evaluation from Italy [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2012, 09:42
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Hello MintEater, thanks for your question.

Your GPA and GMAT seem solid (GMAT quant is slightly below the 80% that I typically recommend, but it shouldn’t be a dealbreaker).

My biggest question for you is: What would an MBA give you that your graduate degree does not? I am not familiar with Management Engineering – is it more technical or management focused?

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. Identify the specific gaps that stand between you and your short- and long-term goals (knowledge, skills, experiences, network, etc.) and show how business school would directly address those gaps.

Ultimately, your competitiveness will come down to 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? You didn’t mention any extracurricular activities after university. Ideally, you’d be able to speak to some of the things you’ve done outside the office to engage with the world and hopefully make it a better place.

I hope this helps.

Best of luck,
Brian
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Re: Profile Evaluation from Italy [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2012, 09:42
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Hello MintEater, thanks for your question.

Your GPA and GMAT seem solid (GMAT quant is slightly below the 80% that I typically recommend, but it shouldn’t be a dealbreaker).

My biggest question for you is: What would an MBA give you that your graduate degree does not? I am not familiar with Management Engineering – is it more technical or management focused?

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. Identify the specific gaps that stand between you and your short- and long-term goals (knowledge, skills, experiences, network, etc.) and show how business school would directly address those gaps.

Ultimately, your competitiveness will come down to 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? You didn’t mention any extracurricular activities after university. Ideally, you’d be able to speak to some of the things you’ve done outside the office to engage with the world and hopefully make it a better place.

I hope this helps.

Best of luck,
Brian
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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

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