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Profile evaluation of a PhD holder

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Profile evaluation of a PhD holder [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2013, 06:44
Hello,

I have a unique profile as mentioned below-
-Indian, Male, 28 years, GMAT score of 690 (q48, V37) 87th percentile
-B.Tech in Industrial Biotechnology from a reputed Indian University (Anna Univ).
-UG GPA of 8.89 on scale of 10. 3rd rank in 95. Was offered a job in a top IT company but I declined it.
-PhD in Neuroscience from Germany (reputed lab in my field of research). Published in scientific journal
-Postdoctorate researcher at Uni. of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for 32 months. Published in scientific journal
-Business plan competition winner while at UCSF (25000 USD). Helped my colleague start the company
-Certificate course in Bioentrepreneurship (1 week international course taught by UCSF and UC Berkeley staff)
-10 months part-time Internship while at UCSF to make UCSF more sustainable. I was the team leader
-Active participant in sports such as table-tennis, badminton, basketball and running. Won many prizes in school and UG.

My Goal- I have the technical knowledge and I want to gain a business degree to complement it as I eventually want to move into business side of life sciences preferably as a business development manager. I would prefer working in India but I am willing to stay and work in EU or US for couple of years as a life science consultant if thats what it takes to become a Business dev. manager.

Target schools- ISB, Stanford, Harvard, Wharton, Haas

Please let me know your opinion of my profile and also if you have any suggestions for schools that I must include or exclude to my list (I am willing to go to schools in US, EU, India and Singapore). Any constructive criticism of my application and the whole process is welcome.
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Re: Profile evaluation of a PhD holder [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2013, 11:53
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Haas is a great fit and you would likely be competitive there. I think as you point out your profile is unique compared to the average Indian applicant which will help, but you should try again for the GMAT if you have time since others in your applicant pool will have scored higher and your target schools have a higher average than what you are posting. Your academic acheivements alone would probably indicate your GMAT score would have a 7-handle at least, so I would try to do that to make myself even more competitive. HAve you looked into Sloan? Great entrepreneurship there too.
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