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# Where do I stand?

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Manager
Joined: 22 Apr 2005
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29 Jul 2005, 23:14
Hi Linda,
I was wondering if you could evaluate my application.

Target session: Fall 2006
Age: 27
Citizenship: Ukraine
Location: Los Angeles, permanent resident
GMAT: 1st attempt - 680 (Q49, V35) 07/28/2005 (now I like the challenge of getting 700+ even better)

Education:
BS in Mathematics from Pennsylvania State University 1999, GPA 3.67, took 2 graduate level classes senior year, worked 20 h/w as research assistant in EE department for 2 years, published a paper in IEEE.

Work Experience:
Joined one of a few successful startups in 1999 and still work there as a systems engineer , was by far the youngest person in my department, earned my permanent residency, served as technical lead several times, completed professional certifications.

Community Service:
Administrating two community web sites: Russian Linux community (since 1999) and Russian community in America (since 2003).

Now the challengeâ€¦
What are my chances of getting into Stanford?
Schools next on my list (2) Berkeley, (3) UCLA, (4) USC
I am still thinking if I should apply to MIT.
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Posts: 5407
Location: Los Angeles CA
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02 Aug 2005, 13:44
Tyr wrote:
Hi Linda,
I was wondering if you could evaluate my application.

Target session: Fall 2006
Age: 27
Citizenship: Ukraine
Location: Los Angeles, permanent resident
GMAT: 1st attempt - 680 (Q49, V35) 07/28/2005 (now I like the challenge of getting 700+ even better)

Education:
BS in Mathematics from Pennsylvania State University 1999, GPA 3.67, took 2 graduate level classes senior year, worked 20 h/w as research assistant in EE department for 2 years, published a paper in IEEE.

Work Experience:
Joined one of a few successful startups in 1999 and still work there as a systems engineer , was by far the youngest person in my department, earned my permanent residency, served as technical lead several times, completed professional certifications.

Community Service:
Administrating two community web sites: Russian Linux community (since 1999) and Russian community in America (since 2003).

Now the challengeâ€¦
What are my chances of getting into Stanford?
Schools next on my list (2) Berkeley, (3) UCLA, (4) USC
I am still thinking if I should apply to MIT.

What do you want to do post-MBA?
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Manager
Joined: 22 Apr 2005
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Location: Los Angeles
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02 Aug 2005, 17:03
Based on my experience with high tech startups, I would like to continue my career in general management/entrepreneurship of startups/companies revolving around complex scientific ideas.
Stanford comes out as the best fit. I know first hand how much impact this institution has on The Market in high-tech industry - Silicon Valley. From personal perspective, my parents live in Santa Clara. I would very much like to end up somewhere close to them.
I think I can make an interesting case out of my work experience. From your experience, does being a part of a startup almost from the beginning, watching it to become a successful enterprise, and working with engineering teams composed entirely of CalTech PhDs or former Cisco R&D employees sound unique enough?
I also have a question regarding essay tone. From what I have been reading, it is suggested to talk about yourself. If I have a specific example of the idea and the group, I would like to be a part of in an upcoming venture, would it be worth mentioning in detail in one of the essays? Do admission committees want to hear about it, or is a general statement about my future plans sufficient?
Re: Where do I stand?   [#permalink] 02 Aug 2005, 17:03
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