Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 16 Apr 2014, 17:36

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

profile evaluation request

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
Joined: 20 Jul 2009
Posts: 1
Followers: 0

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

profile evaluation request [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2009, 06:14
Hi Alex,

Sorry, still not sure about how this works but I urgently need a profile evaluation. Thanks in advance

Here's my background:

GMAT: 750
iBT:113 (I'm from Asia)

professional experience full time up to now 2.5 yr in sales and marketing in top FMCG company.
Education: dual bachelor degree in Economics and language literature

I worked on rotational base for 2 years basically sales management, information management, business development, and marketing management

the unique part of my experience is that the business program I'm involved in is a young global project which means I have start up experience in multinational company environment. Besides, I got the opportunity to be exchanged to R&D center to work with engineering team to design and develop product/system of strategic level for the whole corporate on global base. And I became the project leader to exert business model innovation to raise awareness of the urgency and importance to develop e-communication strategy. Though not implemented yet, I brought the proposal to the management board. And this experience together with my former engagement with a non-profit e-forum cristalized my determination to have my career aspiration with a dose of e-business.

now I've just got promotion to executive I felt I'm at a cross road.

My career goals: long term to establish a consulting venture to help organizations to develop e-communication strategy; short-term in management consulting focusing on marketing strategy and innovation/change management (as the Internet is having its effect not only on marketing but also on related HR, operation and finance resources allocation)

Academic pursuit: I want a MBA with well-rounded profile:
Round 1. Stanford, Wharton/Kellogg, Chicago, Fuqua
Round 2. Harvard, Michigan

My concerns are as follows
1 do my career goal make sense considering my former experience; and whether it's hot and big enough for top schools(some friends told me that consulting goals are boring and e-business based on for example web 2.0 is out of date for future goals);
2 How to choose from Wharton and Kellogg? Concerning my relatively short working experience and my focus on consulting.

Thanks!
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesManhattan GMAT Discount Codes
MBA Admissions Consulting
Joined: 26 Dec 2008
Posts: 2404
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Followers: 69

Kudos [?]: 519 [0], given: 0

Re: profile evaluation request [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2009, 18:36
I hate to be so blunt, but if the writing in your post is indicative of your English and communication skills, your chances at your target schools are slim - all of them put a premium on strong communication skills. Keep in mind that you're competing against other non-native English speakers from Asia whose English is exceptional.

Of course it's just an internet post, and I'm sure you're going to say you were in a rush, etc. but so are many other people who post here. If what you wrote below was rushed, it suggests that your raw English skills are weaker than other non-English speakers who get into these top schools, particularly at HBS, Stanford, and Wharton (and especially at HBS where they put a huge premium on your ability to communicate in English). I know you're probably going to come back with a flurry of justifications to prove to me that you are articulate in English, but it's too late to make a first impression.

You need to look at a broader range of schools. Of the schools on your target list, limit it to 1 or 2 (I'll let you decide which ones), and focus on schools outside the top 16.
_________________

Alex Chu
alex@mbaapply.com
http://www.mbaapply.com
Follow me on Facebook

Re: profile evaluation request   [#permalink] 27 Jul 2009, 18:36
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
New posts Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile Evaluation Request Ethan 3 28 Apr 2006, 14:19
New posts Another profile evaluation request jside95 3 12 Jan 2007, 16:26
New posts Profile Evaluation Request longhorninatx 1 29 Jan 2007, 21:13
New posts Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile Evaluation Request dr908 1 14 Feb 2007, 17:07
New posts Profile Evaluation requested nouv3aux 2 17 Feb 2007, 18:12
Display posts from previous: Sort by

profile evaluation request

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.