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Profile Evaluation Request - International Applicant

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Profile Evaluation Request - International Applicant [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2012, 20:36
Hello,

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

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Re: Profile Evaluation Request - International Applicant [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2012, 10:40
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Hello 904carrera, thanks for your question.

Your GMAT is fine, but if you could bump up your quantitative score to 80% or higher, that would be safer.

I don’t think it’s necessarily a mistake to apply R3 to the top three programs, as long as you know that it is a long shot at those programs and that you might have to turn around in a few months and tackle reapplications (and report on what is different about your candidacy from the last time you applied). Sometimes, if you haven’t had a promotion or acquired new responsibilities, it can be tough to speak to what is different about your candidacy.

One question I’d make sure to answer clearly and definitely is: Why exactly do you need an MBA? And, I would answer specifically, not broadly. Demonstrate to the admissions committees that your desired career path necessitates an MBA. Identify the specific gaps that stand between you and your short- and long-term goals (knowledge, skills, experiences, network, etc.) and show how business school would directly address those gaps.

I hope this helps!

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