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Profile Evaluation Request - International Applicant

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Profile Evaluation Request - International Applicant [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2012, 20:37
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

Corrado
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Re: Profile Evaluation Request - International Applicant [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2012, 04:06
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Corrado sir,
First of all, you have a wonderful profile. GMAT stellar. GPA stellar. Founder of a small racing team. Amazing.

As for your age, don't worry about it. You could easily apply at 29.

The big question is: To round three or not to round three? and in your case: A resounding YES!

You are already applying to three schools now, and if your essays are good you will likely be accepted to at least one. So that means that if you don't apply to H/S/W now, you might just take your accept without ever figuring out if you would have gotten in. So, your chances are less good, but since you are already going for it this year, pull the throttle loose and let her rip.
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Joined: 04 Jan 2012
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GMAT 1: 740 Q47 V44
GPA: 3.8
WE: General Management (Energy and Utilities)
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Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

Re: Profile Evaluation Request - International Applicant [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 09:43
Hello,

thank you very much for your (motivating) answer!! As for R3 application, I'm a bit worried as I heard that international applicants are usually discouraged towards applying in late rounds: I have to think about it...

Thank you again!

Best,

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Re: Profile Evaluation Request - International Applicant [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 21:40
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Right! And it's true that your chances go down. I don't deny it! BUT, if you are applying to three other schools, the logic follows that you will likely take an admit there, soooo SOME chance is always better than NONE!
Whatever you decide, best of luck to you!
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