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Profile Evaluation please - GMAT700 GPA3.88 WE4

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Joined: 02 Jun 2012
Posts: 27
Concentration: Operations, Strategy
GMAT 1: 700 Q51 V33
GMAT 2: 730 Q51 V37
GPA: 3.88
WE: Engineering (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 10

Profile Evaluation please - GMAT700 GPA3.88 WE4 [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2012, 06:03
Hi,

I would like to ask for your help evaluate my profile below.

Background demographic info
Age : 26 at matriculation
Gender : Male
Nationality : South East Asia

Educational Background
Undergrad Major : Mechanical Engineering from top engineering university in the country
GPA : 3.88 (Valedictorian) class of 2009
GMAT : 700 (Q51 V33)
IELTS : 8 (R9 L8.5 W7 S7)

Work Experience
I will have total 4 year experience as an Engineer at matriculation with big three oil company.
Some main achievement
1) Successfully implement Lean-Six Sigma project with $6MM in benefit. Youngest engineer in Business Unit to be nominated to do so.
2) Work closely with Houston-based project team to develop and implement new applications used to prevent catastrophic failure. $7.5MM benefit. Be a team of ten from every Business Units around the world.
3) Supervised 20+ offshore technicians.
4) Got a promotion after 2.5 yr since joining, faster than peers. Annual performance is always in top section.

Recommenders
1) US ex-boss. Already engaged and expect to get strong one.
2) Local Lean-Six Sigma coach. Even though he already moved out from my office, he got a big position at one of the biggest bank here.

Extracurricular
1) Board member, Company's cooperative with $15MM portfolio
2) Volunteer to develop infrastructure at rural areas during university break.
3) Vice President of university club handling event organization.
4) Sports/Travelling

Goals
Short: To do career change into consulting or VC
Long: To establish VC opportunity in my country, currently we do not have this kind of funding

Schools
I plan to submit all of them are in Jan.
1) HBS - Think to submit only one as chances are very slim, any suggestion which one has better chance?
2) Sloan
3) Haas
4) Tuck
5) Ross
6) Duke
7) Tepper

Question
1) How practical in my application strategy? Is it too risky?
2) I already registered for GMAT retake? Will 740 change the game plan?

Thanks for your time in advance for your help.
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Schools: Brown University, Harvard Business School
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Re: Profile Evaluation please - GMAT700 GPA3.88 WE4 [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2012, 07:08
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guardonz wrote:

I plan to submit all of them are in Jan.
1) HBS - Think to submit only one as chances are very slim, any suggestion which one has better chance?
2) Sloan
3) Haas
4) Tuck
5) Ross
6) Duke
7) Tepper

Question
1) How practical in my application strategy? Is it too risky?
2) I already registered for GMAT retake? Will 740 change the game plan?

Thanks for your time in advance for your help.

I am happy to tell you that you are in very very good shape. These days we see lots of Asian candidates with Amazing GMATs, but we don't see that many valedictorians, and that is VERY strong. A 700 will make you a possible candidate at any of the schools you mentioned above, but of course a 740 will make a huge difference because then you have "everything excellent" and this is exactly the type of Profile that top schools LOVE.

The next thing to think about and work on, is how to make your goals and stories interesting and unique. Because there is no doubt that you are Top School materiel, but whether or not you get into the BEST schools will depend upon how unique and ambitious and passionate and interesting your essays are.

Good luck on your GMAT!
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Current Student
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Joined: 02 Jun 2012
Posts: 27
Concentration: Operations, Strategy
GMAT 1: 700 Q51 V33
GMAT 2: 730 Q51 V37
GPA: 3.88
WE: Engineering (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 10

Re: Profile Evaluation please - GMAT700 GPA3.88 WE4 [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2012, 07:48
JonAdmissionado wrote:
guardonz wrote:

I plan to submit all of them are in Jan.
1) HBS - Think to submit only one as chances are very slim, any suggestion which one has better chance?
2) Sloan
3) Haas
4) Tuck
5) Ross
6) Duke
7) Tepper

Question
1) How practical in my application strategy? Is it too risky?
2) I already registered for GMAT retake? Will 740 change the game plan?

Thanks for your time in advance for your help.

I am happy to tell you that you are in very very good shape. These days we see lots of Asian candidates with Amazing GMATs, but we don't see that many valedictorians, and that is VERY strong. A 700 will make you a possible candidate at any of the schools you mentioned above, but of course a 740 will make a huge difference because then you have "everything excellent" and this is exactly the type of Profile that top schools LOVE.

The next thing to think about and work on, is how to make your goals and stories interesting and unique. Because there is no doubt that you are Top School materiel, but whether or not you get into the BEST schools will depend upon how unique and ambitious and passionate and interesting your essays are.

Good luck on your GMAT!


Thanks for your quick response!!
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Re: Profile Evaluation please - GMAT700 GPA3.88 WE4 [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2012, 04:17
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You got it dude,
We try to always be quick...
and if you have anything else you want to ask, just drop us a line
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