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Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 07 May 2013, 20:29
Hi there!

If you could send some thoughts on my profile it would be much appreciated! Y'all are rockstars in advance, just wanted to remind you

Age: 25

Mixed race Korean/Scotch Irish... first to graduate college in my family

GMAT: 710 (2nd attempt... first was 670)

GPA: 3.69 B.S. Industrial & Systems Engineer at public university

WE: I'm a graduate from a very very large international engineering firm's two year leadership program in technical marketing. (four 6 month rotations in different business units, different roles, different geographic locations), was promoted "off program" into a marketing consultant role, where I got a unique opportunity to develop and execute strategies for an emerging vertical market. I have been promoted in this current role 1.5 years after being off program. Currently management would like me to apply the strategic framework I've developed against five other vertical markets. It's strategic marketing with a splash of business development and sales reporting. With my new promotion I now have a small marketing budget ($30k) to manage.

I also have a high chance at an international assignment for 3 years in Europe summer of 2014. I really want to do business school, but feel this may be a good back up if I can't get into any schools the first time around. I lucked out and got the ear of the U.S. CEO, and I'm being prepared for a "leadership experience" where I'll be given team resources to manage a project for BU management, to be executed hopefully by September/October.

EC: I founded an Asian Employee Resource Group where I work about 3 years ago, and grew it from 6 members to 430 across 5 locations in Georgia, California, Tennessee, and Texas. We now have a $30k budget and are sector-wide. I've also played trombone in my church's orchestra for a few years, and have done two mission trips to help Kenyan orphans... last year as a music ministry team lead (I brought my trombone ), and this year as a team co-lead. I'm an avid runner, weightlifter, and won a regional table topics contest at Toastmasters if that counts for anything.

Purpose: Although I've been blessed with a fast moving career, I want to continue to accelerate faster. Through my rotation program, experiences, and current role I've been fascinated by business strategy and it almost teases me to want to see and understand an even larger picture of how companies work. I love the strategy side and would like to get an MBA so I can pursue strategy consulting for a few years, with the long term goal of moving into management at a technology firm, so I can do my engineering degree some justice .

School list:

Harvard
Wharton
Kellogg
MIT
Duke

Thank you!

Saevo
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 12 May 2013, 20:25
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Hi Saevo,

Thanks for the props :)

Your professional experience sounds pretty amazing for someone so young. Well done! This will go a long way. I like that you've also contributed to your firm's success in other ways by starting and growing the Asian Employee Resource Group. As far as community work goes - I think it's great stuff; however, it doesn't sound like you have a leadership role there. Same goes for your other hobbies.

I'd say that you have a shot at the schools on your list, but tyou'd mostly be standing on your professional success. I don't know if there's a way to ramp up your leadership role in EC/community activities (marathon, perhaps? weightlifting competition?... just some ideas)? I think your skewing very heavily towards the most competitive programs. You might want to add programs like Booth and Michigan to your list to round it out.

Also - I would work a bit on your career story. Strategy consulting to tech management doesn't really seem like an intuitive transition. You want to show passion for the end game, and choose a short term goal that gets you there. Both should make sense in the context of what you've done before, be within reach, but require an MBA from x school to get there. Hope that makes sense!

Good luck,
Mili




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