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Profile Evaluation: Unique Circumstances

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Joined: 11 Jun 2014
Posts: 21
Concentration: General Management
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.62
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Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 7

Profile Evaluation: Unique Circumstances [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2014, 09:09
Hi, any help will be much appreciated!

1) Full-time work experience
2 years as military automotive technician in conscripted army (possibly not counted as professional)
3 years. Senior Engineer at a large automotive company. Highly technical functions - some (limited) leadership roles, and with several high profile projects.

2) GMAT
750 (Q49, V44, IR6)

3) College info
Univ. Of Michigan, BS. Aerospace Engineering GPA: 3.62
Extenuating circumstances: was graduating in 3 years, trying to save time/$
Purdue Univ, MS. Mech. Engr GPA: 3.67 (Part time, while working)

4) Significant college and post-college extra-curricular activities or community service, especially leadership experience.
Managing family business: small investment firm (Assets in the order of 10m USD). Strongly believe that there is great, untapped potential for the company.

5) Important certifications like CFA, CPA, FSA, or CA.
None.

6/7) Your target programs
R1 2014: Sloan, HBS, Stanford, Wharton
R2 2014/15: Yale, Columbia, Booth, McCombs
R1/R2 strategy is not fixed. Open to suggestions

8) Your post-MBA goal
Marketing Strategy for Oil/Gas or Energy or Automotive company for approx. 5 years,
While working on family company on the side, and eventually possibly formally taking over reins of family inv. firm.
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Re: Profile Evaluation: Unique Circumstances [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2014, 13:46
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Hello,

You have a unique and interesting profile – they key will be tomake the most of it in your applications.

Overall, I consider you a qualified and viable applicant to the best programs, and you’ve targeted a good range of high and closer reasonable reaches, and some very appealing (for your goals) on-pars, e.g., McCombs. Really showcase your strengths and unique experiences effectively – in other words, at work and outside work, make sure you show leadership and impact, while also presenting a unique voice and perspective.

Overall your R1/R2 approach is fine. If you have to move any R1 programs to R2, make sure it’s not MIT.
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