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Profile Review [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2013, 07:24
Hi everyone,

Your feedback on my profile would be greatly appreciated. Trying to determine where I stand with top tier schools and where I should be aiming. Thanks!

Background:
-26-year old Asian male
-700 GMAT based on practice test
-B.S. in Environmental Chemical Engineering with 3.1 GPA, but 3.6 GPA in final 2 years
-Graduated from reputable engineering/sciences school in Northeast (WPI)
-3 years working experience

Work experience:

-Worked 2 years in a global operations leadership development program for Fortune 400 manufacturing company. First year as an internal global operations consultant, traveling to manufacturing sites in China, East Asia, Central America, and Europe working on operations excellence, process improvement/six sigma, and cost reduction projects. 2nd year I worked in supply chain and product management.

-Currently work for an online retailer/Fortune 100 company in category management, making strategic sourcing decisions, developing product merchandising strategies and negotiating with suppliers. I have been with the company 9 months and have already delivered great results, and have been recognized as a future leader by multiple senior VP’s. I would be able to get strong recommendations at the SVP level of both my company and external suppliers, as well as my current manager, who is a Wharton alum with 4-5 years at McKinsey

Career goals:

Short-term: Management consulting for the retail industry and corporate strategy

Long-term: International business development and global growth strategy – global supply chains, creating a global brand presence, launching retail stores/products/websites into new markets

Extracurriculars:

-Traveling, blogging, photography, cooking, music/guitar/songwriting, basketball
-President of Korean Student Association (through college)
-VP Operations student government (college)
-VP Christian Bible Fellowship (college)
-Active in Church outreach, including missions trips, soup kitchens, charity fundraisers, helping in-need urban youth
-Active leadership roles at current church, including worship team leader, mid-week bible study leader, youth Sunday School teacher

Michigan
Northwestern
Indiana
UNC
UC Berkeley
Cornell
Duke
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Status: Assisting candidates to get admit in to top global business schools
Affiliations: MBA
Joined: 12 May 2010
Posts: 639
Location: Bangalore
Schools: HEC, Paris
WE 1: 9 Years
Followers: 25

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Re: Profile Review [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2013, 03:43
Hi,

You have strong profile with decent work experience along with international exposure. Your work profile also looks diverse with strong focus on strategic consulting. You have good backup with extracurricular activities to differentiate your profile from huge applicant pool, now focus on getting 700+ GMAT and good application essays/recommendations to increase your chances for targeted schools. You can demonstrate special aspects of your profile like leadership abilities, achievements at work place, awards and recognitions in your application essays, so concentrate more and start working soon for applications along with GMAT preparation. List of schools is pretty fine tuned and quite realistic, but still you can add some schools like Kellogg, Tuck and Darden to broaden your scope. Let me know if you have any questions.

Regards,
Neha Singh


stshine wrote:
Hi everyone,

Your feedback on my profile would be greatly appreciated. Trying to determine where I stand with top tier schools and where I should be aiming. Thanks!

Background:
-26-year old Asian male
-700 GMAT based on practice test
-B.S. in Environmental Chemical Engineering with 3.1 GPA, but 3.6 GPA in final 2 years
-Graduated from reputable engineering/sciences school in Northeast (WPI)
-3 years working experience

Work experience:

-Worked 2 years in a global operations leadership development program for Fortune 400 manufacturing company. First year as an internal global operations consultant, traveling to manufacturing sites in China, East Asia, Central America, and Europe working on operations excellence, process improvement/six sigma, and cost reduction projects. 2nd year I worked in supply chain and product management.

-Currently work for an online retailer/Fortune 100 company in category management, making strategic sourcing decisions, developing product merchandising strategies and negotiating with suppliers. I have been with the company 9 months and have already delivered great results, and have been recognized as a future leader by multiple senior VP’s. I would be able to get strong recommendations at the SVP level of both my company and external suppliers, as well as my current manager, who is a Wharton alum with 4-5 years at McKinsey

Career goals:

Short-term: Management consulting for the retail industry and corporate strategy

Long-term: International business development and global growth strategy – global supply chains, creating a global brand presence, launching retail stores/products/websites into new markets

Extracurriculars:

-Traveling, blogging, photography, cooking, music/guitar/songwriting, basketball
-President of Korean Student Association (through college)
-VP Operations student government (college)
-VP Christian Bible Fellowship (college)
-Active in Church outreach, including missions trips, soup kitchens, charity fundraisers, helping in-need urban youth
-Active leadership roles at current church, including worship team leader, mid-week bible study leader, youth Sunday School teacher

Michigan
Northwestern
Indiana
UNC
UC Berkeley
Cornell
Duke

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Neha Singh
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Status: Final Lap Up!!!
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Joined: 21 Sep 2012
Posts: 1095
Location: India
GMAT 1: 410 Q35 V11
GMAT 2: 530 Q44 V20
GMAT 3: 630 Q45 V31
GPA: 3.84
WE: Engineering (Transportation)
Followers: 31

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Re: Profile Review [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2013, 20:25
Hi
I feel that u have an excellent chance at Indiana and Michigan. These are the safe schools. I remember that Indiana has dedicated Strategic Mgmt program.
Michigan is also one of the safe schools for you.

Though you must apply to all your dream class, it will depend on your essay.

Kudos if you like my post

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Re: Profile Review [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2013, 00:12
You have a decent GMAT score, and your GPA is on the higher side. Having a undergrad good brand on the application really helps.

Though you have less work experience but it seems quite good. You have spent a lot of time travelling to international locations. This is valued highly in LBS and INSEAD. You can add these schools in your target list. Seeing your recommenders list it seems that you are high achiever, and it will certainly make you strong candidate at your target B-schools.

You could also apply to Carnegie Mellon and Oxford. If you want to get into consulting, you should join one of the top business schools. You could get into the career of your choice if you are focused on it.
You should focus all your energies in writing excellent application essays. You could also talk to alumni of your target business schools to better understand your fit to these schools.

Good luck!
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Re: Profile Review   [#permalink] 22 Jul 2013, 00:12
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