I have been considering to apply for MBA programs for several years and finally I decided to apply. I would be glad if you could evaluate my profile:
1. GMAT Score: 700
2. Timeline: I am planning to apply on Round 1 for all schools.
3. Education: I was awarded to a Fulbright scholarship and have a Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon in Technology Management with a GPA 3.96/4.0 (%5 percentile)
I studied Computer Science and Management as a double major in Poland, my home country with a GPA of 3.86/4.0 being 1st in class in both programs.
4. Work exp: I worked as a software engineer at one of the top IT companies' Global HQ in San Francisco bay area for 1.5 years, then because of my Fulbright status, I needed to leave USA and my company transferred me to Switzerland. I worked several months and moved back to Poland and worked as a Product Manager at one of the relatively bigger Polish companies for two years. I have a total of 3.5 years work exp.
My current educational/professional background can open doors for me in terms of functional management but I am more interested in general management and strategy at IT companies. I love California and my two target schools are Stanford and Berkeley. Though in the east coast my top choices are Harvard, MIT and Wharton. How competitive does my profile look with respect to those schools? Do you have other recommendations for me to think about?
The low verbal GMAT
score concerns me, so I would definitely recommend boosting that: there's no reason to leave a question mark about your English ability in applications to 2 of the most competitive programs in the world. Assuming you succeed at that, I do believe that your profile is competitive for Stanford
- though as always, I recommend applying to other programs as well. In your case, since you are interested in California and IT, I would recommend looking into [url]UCLA[/url] (20% of grads enter the technology industry) and USC
(16% of grads enter the technology industry).
Jennifer Bloom, CPRW
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