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Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2013, 17:54
Thinking about applying next fall. I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on my chances and what I can do to improve my profile

WE: 4.5 yrs of full-time work experience by matriculation (class of '16) plus 4 internships (summer & pt during the school year)
First 2 years at a Fortune 50, largest energy services company by marketshare, leading small teams that designed energy conservation projects in buildings. Received a promotion after approximately 7 months with ~30% raise. Youngest person in new position by 5 years.
Poached by manager to join venture backed software start up that has developed algorithms to perform building energy audits remotely using utility data. One of the first 10-15 employees, wearing multiple hats in an engineering roll. Youngest employee at new company.

GMAT: 2nd Attempt-740 (48Q/44V, 6.0 AWA) , 1st Attempt-690 (6.0 AWA)

College: 2010 Boston University 2.8 GPA in my Mechanical Engineering. Earned concentrations in Energy Technologies and Environmental Engineering. Took grad level courses at Harvard Extension school in Stats and Finance, earned A's in both to show my commitment to grad school.

EC's: Undergrad - Energy Club, Engineers without Borders Post Grad- Started a community outreach group at my first company, raised money for homeless shelter, organized community service events

Certifications: Passed my FE exam (first step towards PE license), plan on getting CEM (Certified Energy Manager) and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

Schools: Wharton, Sloan, Kellogg, Booth, Tuck, Haas, Columbia, Fuqua, Ross, Yale

Goals: Entrepreneurship or consulting in cleantech


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Re: Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 17:41
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dfol13 wrote:
Thinking about applying next fall. I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on my chances and what I can do to improve my profile

WE: 4.5 yrs of full-time work experience by matriculation (class of '16) plus 4 internships (summer & pt during the school year)
First 2 years at a Fortune 50, largest energy services company by marketshare, leading small teams that designed energy conservation projects in buildings. Received a promotion after approximately 7 months with ~30% raise. Youngest person in new position by 5 years.
Poached by manager to join venture backed software start up that has developed algorithms to perform building energy audits remotely using utility data. One of the first 10-15 employees, wearing multiple hats in an engineering roll. Youngest employee at new company.

GMAT: 2nd Attempt-740 (48Q/44V, 6.0 AWA) , 1st Attempt-690 (6.0 AWA)

College: 2010 Boston University 2.8 GPA in my Mechanical Engineering. Earned concentrations in Energy Technologies and Environmental Engineering. Took grad level courses at Harvard Extension school in Stats and Finance, earned A's in both to show my commitment to grad school.

EC's: Undergrad - Energy Club, Engineers without Borders Post Grad- Started a community outreach group at my first company, raised money for homeless shelter, organized community service events

Certifications: Passed my FE exam (first step towards PE license), plan on getting CEM (Certified Energy Manager) and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

Schools: Wharton, Sloan, Kellogg, Booth, Tuck, Haas, Columbia, Fuqua, Ross, Yale

Goals: Entrepreneurship or consulting in cleantech


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Were there extenuating circumstances that contributed to the 2.8? An upward trend? Anything...?
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 11:42
I did work part-time as well with some of my internships but mostly just had a hard time adjusting because I had a very easy time getting straight A's in high school. No massive trend but did do a little better my last two years ~3.0.

That being said, a 2.8 in my program was not particularly low. They never published class rank but the average GPA across the entire university was a 3.04. In the engineering school deans list was consistently around 3.3 and a 3.2 at graduation would get you Cum Laude. I don't know how far that gets me without published class rank or class average on my transcript but a 2.8 was definitely not the bottom of the class.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 22:54
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dfol13 wrote:
I did work part-time as well with some of my internships but mostly just had a hard time adjusting because I had a very easy time getting straight A's in high school. No massive trend but did do a little better my last two years ~3.0.

That being said, a 2.8 in my program was not particularly low. They never published class rank but the average GPA across the entire university was a 3.04. In the engineering school deans list was consistently around 3.3 and a 3.2 at graduation would get you Cum Laude. I don't know how far that gets me without published class rank or class average on my transcript but a 2.8 was definitely not the bottom of the class.


I think it's really important that you provide some context for your grades. Estimate that you were in the top 1/3, if you think you were, of engineering students -- or whatever you believe is accurate.

That being said, while your GMAT is great and your work experience is impressive, I think the GPA is going to make Wharton, Sloan, Tuck, and Haas unlikely acceptances. but there is no harm in trying. Your would be more competitive at Booth, Kellogg, Columbia, Ross, Fuqua, and Yale.

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