Been a member here for a while now and have read a lot of your post thoroughly and first want to thank you for all the great information you have provided onto this site.
If you get a moment, could you please share your input on my profile and provide any feedback, I would greatly appreciate the help.
25, Male, Asian-American
English (Main language), Korean (Proficient)
B.S. Chemical Engineering
Passed Fundamentals Engineering Exam
Experience 3-on years and an internship
1. Internship at a top 10 private US engineering firm - Nuclear Industry project, Client Department of Energy
2. 3 - On yrs at a F500 chemical manufacturing/process company (operations):
a. First two years of my experience here has been a wide range of tasks. Essentially, allocated to a set of chemical plants performing daily process optimizations and cost savings projects (totaling >$1M). Also, any day to day technical support for operations to maintain on-stream of plants.
b. Next two years have a lot of the first two years tasks but with the addition of multiple capital projects (totaling >$1M), from concept development through scope definition, detailed engineering, construction, and startup. This includes, managing projects with engineering, vendors, contractors, and other counterparts. Also, mentored handful of university students and now full time engineer.
Also, I am on a chemical safety task group that plans a chemical safety seminar for the chemical we produce.
• Volunteer programs to mentor elementary students, Habitat for Humanity, Member/volunteer at Presbyterian Church
• Competitive soccer player/referee/coach in the NTSSA/GLSA
• Formed team & placed first in the Industrial Basketball League
• Formed team & competed in the Trap & Skeet League
• Lived and worked on west coast states and mid-west states with international travels
I want to apply either this fall or the following fall. Business school is an experience I am seeking; however, my father was recently diagnosed with cancer so there are other things in my life that take priority, but I want to stay ahead of the game and get some professional input of my profile as it is now.
When I first sought interest in business school, it was due to the entrepreneurial route due to personal reasons; however, in the past 3 years I have been heavily involved with certain aspect of retail trading.
The following schools are the ones I want to apply to (however, I am planning on visiting the schools, some again to see if I can see myself living there, since I prefer a metropolitan area):
Wharton, MIT, Booth/NW – I prefer Booth, biased because of the great visit (reach)
Haas, Columbia/Stern, UCLA, McCombs (target)
I am going to narrow it down to 4 realistic programs before I apply based on my profile. Do you recommend this approach and do you recommend any other programs? If my profile in it’s entirely is not possible for the beforehand mentioned schools, please feel free to comment and if you would provide any further input. Thank you in advance for reading this long post.