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Joined: 23 Feb 2012
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Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship, Strategy
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Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2012, 19:35
I was wondering if you could please provide a profile evaluation?

Ethnicity: Caucasian male, U.S.

GMAT: 740 (Q48 V42)

GPA: 3.77 from the Ohio State University, B.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering (with Honors in Engineering), Entrepreneurship minor (4.0 minor GPA).

Work Experience:
Will have 2.5 years full-time at MBA start date (2013). I also have 4 engineering co-op quarters with the same company in a similar role. Industrial Engineer for a Fortune 100 retail company on the Inventory Optimization team. Our group works as internal consultants for various supply chain, logistics, and strategy initiatives. Some major projects have been leading a re-structure of store planograms that reduced inventory by 25% while improving service levels, supporting a new vendor managed inventory program, supporting gross margin optimization initiative with replenishment speed being the primary focus, and leading a data sandbox project that provides previously inaccessible details about store-sku inventory and forecasts that has supported a variety of pilot projects with data/analysis. I also have experience with DC capacity and productivity, forecasting inventory, managing sales forecast errors, and managing aged inventory. I am MOST (work measurement system) certified and manage our team's co-op program, with one co-op working under me. I won an award for the outstanding co-op of Spring 2009 for all Ohio State Engineers. I self-taught myself SQL and am an expert Access and Excel user.

-Marketing volunteer with Power Inspires Progress, a social outreach program that employs and mentors inner city residents
-Writer for Hoperatives, the largest Cincinnati Craft Beer Blog, award winning homebrewer and certified beer judge
-Cincinnati half marathon

In college, I was involved in Social Entrepreneurship through two projects:
-The first involved Montana De Luz, an orphanage for kids with HIV/AIDS in Honduras. Work there included making the facility more energy efficient and meeting with the local Honduran government to gather information about regulating energy costs. The work was presented at the undergraduate research forum at Ohio State.
-The second was conducting Search Engine Optimization and Web Strategy for a start up non-profit seeking to fine a cure for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This involved partnering with a local web marketing company and performing target keyword analyses for a fundraising 5k.

My interested areas of study are Marketing, Venture Capital, and Social Entrepreneurship. My ideal post-MBA job would be working in marketing for a social entrepreneurial venture or as an analyst for a social venture capital firm. I plan on applying to Stanford, Harvard, Penn, Northwestern, Duke, Berkeley, MIT, and UVA. I know my work experience is on the light side, but I think the diversity of work I have done, as well as the co-op terms, could make up for this.

Thank you for your time.

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Re: Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2012, 13:10
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I agree that your co-op experience will help, especially since it was with the same company. Your profile is very solid and you should have a good shot at most if not all of your target schools. Try to overcome the JAWG syndrome (just another white guy), by thinking about how you stand out amongst other engineer applicants with similar credentials. You are already listing several things that make you interesting, so clearly you have oriented yourself towards this technique. Finally, I would say you need to make sure you have very clear and compelling reasons for why social entrepreneurship appeals to you and why your background will position you well to be attractive to these kinds of companies. Sometimes when you have a post MBA vision that encompasses a very narrow band of employers, you can scare off schools who like to make sure everyone posts a job by graduation. You can inocculate this concern by being passionate and demonstrating that your post MBA vision can take on a wider sampling of potential employers.

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Location: United States
Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship, Strategy
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 05:11
Bryant, thank you for your reply! It really helps me shape how I should continue to piece together my "story" for why an MBA is the right option for me. Thank you for your time.

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