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Re: Profile Evaluation from Singapore [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 04:11
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You have a very impressive background that if properly marketed will be well received at most MBA programs. As you cite, the only area of potential weakness is your lack of extracurricular/community service activities. However, if you start something now, you will have enough time invested that admissions committees will consider this valid and it will thus help your overall chances.

Also, over the past few years we have worked with quite a few graduates of NUS and they have done very well in the admissions process -- including sending students to such schools as Harvard, Wharton and Columbia. Thus, given the fact that you have done so well in your academics and on your GMAT, this is definitely going to help you. Also, being a woman is an advantage at some premier schools, especially as some have publicly stated that they want to increase their female enrollment.

As for which schools you should apply to, I will break them into two classes -- the more competitive schools and the less competitive schools. The more competitive schools your chances are around the levels that you state (but could improve with a great application). I see great matches in Wharton, Kellogg, Columbia, Haas and Sloan. As for schools where your chances are going to be a bit higher, I recommend that you look at Ross, Anderson, Johnson and Darden.

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Re: Profile Evaluation from Singapore [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 08:05
Your profile (Vietnam, high GPA/GMAT, female etc.) will be attractive to many top business schools, with demonstrated leadership perhaps being the issue you will want to address most in your application. Your stretch schools might be programs like Wharton and MIT. Your Match schools might include programs like Kellogg and Chicago. Your Safety schools might be programs like Michigan and UCLA. Feel free to send me your resume for a closer look:

--Paul Bodine, Great Applications for Business School,

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Hi all, please help me to evaluate my profile as bellow for 2014 intake. Thank you so much!

• Female, 27 in 2014
• Vietnamese citizen, studying and working in Singapore since 18 years-old

GMAT: 750 first attempt (51Q, 40V, 5.5Writing)
GPA: 4.66 / 5.0, first class honor, electrical engineering
Undergraduate (NUS Singapore, top 3 Asia, top ~30-40 worldwide): best undergrad researcher, innovation award, dean lists and some other awards.
High school (in Vietnam): best student of the school, 2nd prize in Maths national exam.

• 5 years experience in 2014
• Design engineer (electrical, IC chips), hopefully to get promoted this year to senior design engineer
• Company size: ~5000 employees worldwide, ~250 employees in Singapore
• Design circuits, well time-management, lead some projects, also serve technical support for customers.
• Minus point: internal customers, no idea how much profit my projects generated for the company (I know business schools like to ask this kind of questions, but generally engineers do not know this information)

• NUS Singapore student-fund president (~44 members, raise funds for needy students), Engineering club, Electrical Engineering club, and some other positions, awards.
• Minus point: no extra-curriculum activity since I started working (I use my free time to enroll Chinese classes)

• Beside English, Vietnamese, I know Chinese (read & write well, ok with communication)
• Minus point: not excellent in writing essay & interview.

Please comment on my candidacy, as well as recommend business schools as categorized below.
• Stretch schools: 20-30% chance but it’s worth to give it a try
• Match schools: 50-60% chance
• Safe schools: probably I am able to get in
I’m interested in Kellogg (normal MBA or MMM) and MIT Sloan. Are these 2 schools stretch schools or match schools?

Thank you so much.
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