I'm hoping to apply in the October admission rounds and was hoping for some members to critique my profile. I'm looking at either heading to one of the good US schools, but there are a handfull of EU schools I'm quite interested in too.
I'm pretty sure I come from what would be considered an unusual background. Born in Canada, I attended university in New Zealand with an undergrad in Biology and a Masters in Forensic Science (1st Class Honours) after writing my thesis on novel DNA profiling system I designed. I then worked as a scene examiner for about 3 years before leaving NZ to travel and ended up living in the UK. I've been here for 3 and a bit years working in the commercial management of some of the forensics companies, in which time I have managed a team of 10 (come through a redundancy process) and seen the forensics market go from a public service to a completely private competitive market. I sit on a few strategy teams for bringing new technology to the market too.
Outside of work I've always been involved with team sports and have had some representative honours. As I mentioned above, I've travelled extensively and have lived in three different countries now.
I think my short coming are going to be the fact that I don't have and really edgy commercial experience, nor any formal business qualifications. I'll also be 31 this year, which in some MBA terms is quite old. I've set myself a goal for 730 in the GMAT in 2 months, but realistically I'll be satisfied with 700 or above. However some of the schools I'm looking at have average entrance marks of 710-720 so if I come in under that, I'm concerned that my non-business profile may hinder me further.
I'd appreciate any members thoughts / comments on my profile, in particular any areas where you think I can improve or areas that I'll need to address in my applications.
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