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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 13 May 2013, 18:37
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It takes a Rockstar to recognize a Rockstar, and I would say from your overview that you are a Rockstar. You have an excellent profile. You would be well positioned to achieve acceptance into your desired schools. You already tell a very compelling story about your leadership roles both at work and in EC. The only thing that I questions in what seems like just two years of WE? That would not stop me from applying, but a few years more would likely "seal the deal."

How are your recommendations? This would be one area that I would be looking for people who see me as stellar and are willing to write about it! They could also address your maturity at the age of 25.

You have a compelling "Why an MBA?" answer already formulated.


Continue to outline what differentiates you from the other candidates, what you add to the classroom uniquely. These will need to be emphasized throughout the application!

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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 13 May 2013, 19:38
Hi Jane,

Thank you for your kind words and insightful comments!

I will have 4 years of work experience as of this month; 4.5 if you count two summer internships in manufacturing and corporate program management.

I think my recommendations should be decent! I'm not notifying my direct manager because I am in line for a potential foreign assignment for three years in Germany as a high potential candidate, and feel applying to B school during this process would preclude me from participating. I will likely select a co-worker with over 20 years of experience who is very impressed with me, as well as my global counterpart who sits in Germany and raves about my work as I have provided him more marketing content/promotions than any other country. I thought him writing the letter in German and paying a professional translator to translate it would be a unique touch?

A question of maturity is understandable, but I hope to communicate in my application that while I'm very eager and assertive in and outside of work, I am also very humble and teachable. I hope to contribute a lot to classroom discussions from my unique work experiences.

Thanks again!
Saevo
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