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Profile Evaluation - Mech. Eng./750/3.6+/4 years exp.

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Joined: 01 Oct 2012
Posts: 19
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V41
GPA: 3.6
WE: Engineering (Manufacturing)
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Profile Evaluation - Mech. Eng./750/3.6+/4 years exp. [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2014, 10:50
Hi all,

I'm getting ready to apply R2 to a few schools. I'd really appreciate feedback on my profile:

- 26-year-old white male

- 750 GMAT (Q50/V41/AWA6.0/IR8)
- BS in mechanical engineering from top non-Ivy (Duke/Johns Hopkins/Northwestern), 3.6 GPA
- MS in mechanical engineering from same school, 3.7 GPA

- 4 years working as a mechanical engineer at a midsize ($50-75M revenue, 50-75 employees) electronics company
- My role has exposed me to all aspects of the company: I've worked within the R&D group and production engineering (manufacturing), and hand-in-hand with business development & software teams for demos, marketing, procurement...there are very few areas of the company that I have not worked closely with
- Received promotion after 1.5 years and began heading up mechanical design for the R&D team, working primarily with 3-4 CS people to develop product demos and prototypes
- One of only two or three mechanical engineers in the company, so I'm directly responsible for much of what we produce

- Leadership role within engineering honor society during undergrad
- Volunteer at children's hospital (starting shortly...been on waiting list since January)
- Leadership role for city-wide fundraising effort connected to children's hospital (recruiting team for 500+ person event, largest event of its kind in the country)
- Other interests: guitarist in a band, playing local shows a few times a month; weightlift in the gym 5+ hours a week consistently for ~6 years; active Dance Marathon participant

Short-term goal:
- Transition to strategy consulting at MBB to get more experience in the business realm

Long-term goal:
- Transition from strategy consulting to product management at a tech company (Google, Apple, Facebook, etc.)

Why MBA:
- Love working in product development, but want to have ability to lead a product from start to finish...have some experience, but no educational foundation for it
- Want to transition from small-picture (actual engineering of products) to big-picture (product management, logistics, operations, etc.)

Target schools:
- Kellogg MMM
- Booth
- Sloan
- Wharton
- Stanford

Thanks for any input you can offer!
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Profile Evaluation - Mech. Eng./750/3.6+/4 years exp.   [#permalink] 11 Aug 2014, 10:50
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