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Profile Evaluation Request - International Applicant

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GMAT 1: 740 Q47 V44
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Profile Evaluation Request - International Applicant [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2012, 20:32
Hello Stacy,

I was wondering if you could kindly evaluate my chances on the basis of the following profile:

Age: 28
Nationality: Italian

Education: BSc in Aerospace Engineering, cum laude; GPA equivalent: 4.0 (final), 3.8 (overall). Università degli Studi di Palermo (Italy).
GMAT: just taken once last december, 740, 47Q 44V (pretty sure I can do significantly better on Q)

Relevant Work Experience: Intern at Top MC (M/B/B) with strong recos; then 3+ years in a small engineering consulting firm in Italy working in renewable energy (wind and solar plants) for world leading energy companies, entering as a junior partner and afterwards promoted until becoming partner and general manager, coordinating a 12 people team, taking care of business development and project management. In the meantime, acted as entrepreneur too founding, developing and eventually selling some green energy start-ups.

Extracurricular: co-founder of a small classic car racing team, co-founder of a local youth charitable organization

Short term Post MBA Target: Management Consulting, hopefully at the same company I had my experience into. In Europe or US.

MBA Target Programs: MIT Sloan, Columbia, INSEAD, and of course H/W/S

I already applied for MIT R2, I plan to apply for J-term 2013 at Columbia and INSEAD. As for H/W/S, I am aware that international applicants are usually discouraged to apply R3: nevertheless I was evaluating this option as I fear that waiting for next R1 could be too late (for my age).

Thanks in advance,

Best

Corrado
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request - International Applicant [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2012, 10:28
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Hi Corrado,

Thanks for posting. You do have a strong candidacy. With regards to applying to Round 3, I recommend that you wait to apply until next year. Do not be overly concerned about your age. Even at Harvard Business School, which has a reputation for looking at younger candidates, the average age of the incoming class was 27.

Final rounds for a given school (be it round 3 or round 4) are often a bad strategy. For many schools, this is the time they are focused on completing their class and picking very specific profiles. In addition, if you submit an application in March and are not admitted, you do not have much time to regroup and improve your profile before reapplying in October for the next season.


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Intern
Intern
Joined: 04 Jan 2012
Posts: 14
GMAT 1: 740 Q47 V44
GPA: 3.8
WE: General Management (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

Re: Profile Evaluation Request - International Applicant [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 09:28
Hi Conrad,

thank you very much for your feedback. I assume that school reality check has been positive, and this is a strong encouragement for me. Your opinion also reduces my concern about age, and I will take in consideration your advise on postponing a late 2012 apply into an early 2013 one.

Thanks again!

Best

Corrado
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