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Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2013, 11:28
Hello,

Could you evaluate my profile?

Male, 27, Asian, US Citizen
GMAT : 710 (Q49, V37), 620 (Q46, V30)
College : Small Priviate University, not well known university
GPA: 2.51
Major : B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Year of graduation : 2009
Activity(s): Division II golf team and engineering society
Certification: *EIT (passed Fundamental of Engineering exam), PMP (passed Professional Project Management exam)
*Hopely EIT certification can offset my low gpa somewhat.

Work Experience
Design/Process Engineer (Steel fabrication company)
-2 years as an intern and 2 years as a full time in a same company
Project/Operation Manager (Steel fabrication company)
-1 year
Automation Engineer (Steel fabrication company)
-1 year

Goal
-I want to study operation management to optomize process within manufacturing industry and to further my career in that field.

Target schools for part time MBA
1) Northwestern
2) Chicago
3) Michigan
4) Berkeley
5) Purdue

Target schools for full time MBA
1) Wharton
2) Cornell

Thanks for your help and time!
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2013, 01:13
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Hey there dude...
Well a wee bit more info would help me be a bit more precise....
But anyhow, let's say that for the part-time programs, you are in the running for them all (I assume you are keeping your job and/or being sponsored?).

For the full-time programs, Wharton is really a long shot, so you you might want to replace Wharton with an alternative. And even Johnson will not be that easy. How did you pick your target schools? And for what reasons? It seems to me like you can work on your school list a bit.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2013, 14:40
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ryan8697 wrote:
Hello,

Could you evaluate my profile?

Male, 27, Asian, US Citizen
GMAT : 710 (Q49, V37), 620 (Q46, V30)
College : Small Priviate University, not well known university
GPA: 2.51
Major : B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Year of graduation : 2009
Activity(s): Division II golf team and engineering society
Certification: *EIT (passed Fundamental of Engineering exam), PMP (passed Professional Project Management exam)
*Hopely EIT certification can offset my low gpa somewhat.

Work Experience
Design/Process Engineer (Steel fabrication company)
-2 years as an intern and 2 years as a full time in a same company
Project/Operation Manager (Steel fabrication company)
-1 year
Automation Engineer (Steel fabrication company)
-1 year

Goal
-I want to study operation management to optomize process within manufacturing industry and to further my career in that field.

Target schools for part time MBA
1) Northwestern
2) Chicago
3) Michigan
4) Berkeley
5) Purdue

Target schools for full time MBA
1) Wharton
2) Cornell

Thanks for your help and time!



The bar for part time programs is generally lower vs full time MBAs so your soild GMAT can really help you in that regard vs your undergrad GPA. But part time programs can be quite different than traditional two year programs in terms of career help, networking and a full feel experience. Your two year list is short and Wharton is going to likely be out of reach. Schools like Ross and Tepper are worth a look (and I helped folks with your gpa range last season get into those two schools) but will also not be easy for you. The other issue you have in your application is you are applying as an engineer and not as an engineer who has begun a transition to more of a "business role". That and your gpa will create challenges so start working on a longer, more balanced school list.
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2013, 16:53
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Re: Profile Evaluation Please [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2013, 05:30
Hi there,

You have an average profile. As per your profile and area of interest i would suggest you to target Cornell (Johnson) from the list of b-school you have mentioned above. Apart from this i would also suggest you to apply few more like UCLA,Duke, Michigan Ross, and Darden are the B-School where all you can apply along with the the list of b-school you have mentioned. The only downside is that the numbers of applicants with profiles like you are around 4-5 times than the cumulative number of seats in these top Business Schools.

The Business Schools you have chosen are excellent but I will suggest you to apply few more which I have suggested above as they have good acceptance rate and employment record. Also get in touch with the alumnus of B-School which you are targeting to know more about the B-School admission procedure.

You would need to cleverly prepare yourself for questions like the reasons you want to switch from IT to management, your rationale behind applying for a specific B school, so on and so forth.

The next step for you is to focus more on your application essays, recommendations for these Business Schools.

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Feel free to post any other query or concern that you might have.

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