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Concentration: Technology
Schools: Duke '17, McCombs '17
GMAT 1: 700 Q48 V38
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Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2014, 09:07
Thanks in advance for your review of my profile. I'm hoping you can give me some guidance on my chances at Top 5 schools and if there is a preferred "story" to tell to improve those chances.

I'm a 27 year old Caucasian male planning to apply for R1 in Fall 2015. I worked as an engineering intern at a large multinational company during college and was recruited to co-found a startup that designs and manufactures radar absorbing materials serving the US military and consumer electronics markets. I've worked as the engineering and quality manager of that company for the past 5 years. My primary role is to lead all technology initiatives, including standard product formulation, advanced material development, and design of custom solutions. The feather is my cap is the development of a flight-qualified stealth material for a next generation aircraft. Since inception we have grown to >$3M in annual revenue.

I scored a 720 on the GMAT (48Q 41V), went to the University of California, San Diego and graduated in 2009 with a 3.895 GPA majoring in Bioegineering (biotechnology). My extra-curricular activities are lacking because I've worked >70 hr weeks throughout my career. Our company recently secured a long-term contract that my partners hope to retire off of, but I'm ready to move on and come back full circle to the biotechnology/health care sector. Post-MBA goals would be to work at startup life sciences companies or somehow break into VC in the biotechnology realm.

Thank you!
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2014, 10:17
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A fascinating career story. To make it work for “top-5” level programs, here are some tips:

• Don’t rely on the facts of the story. Rather, infuse your reflections and insights from this experience into your application to show that what you’ll really “bring to the MBA table” as a result of it.
• Also, the whole trajectory is interesting. But you, the whole person, are the applicant, so don’t neglect to show personal and professional growth throughout this trajectory.
• Since you plan a career shift in terms of industry for [urlhttp://info.accepted.com/mba/why-mba]your goals[/url], show your understanding of this industry (studying the topic in school is different than the day-to-day reality of the industry) .
• Discuss how your experience in your current industry is relevant and helpful in your target industry.
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Intern
Intern
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Joined: 24 Jan 2014
Posts: 4
Location: United States
Concentration: Technology
Schools: Duke '17, McCombs '17
GMAT 1: 700 Q48 V38
GPA: 3.89
WE: Engineering (Aerospace and Defense)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 1

Re: Profile Evaluation Request [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2014, 06:37
Thank you for the guidance!
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