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Yet another Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2007, 05:57
Hello Paul,

My name is Chris and I am from Greece. I turned 27 years old on last May. I am an electronic & computer engineer. I graduated from a Greek technical university (5-year course), and I also have an MSc in telecommunications systems. I am currently employed in a big conglomerate (Greece).

I have almost 3 years of working experience and I am strongly interested in following a decent MBA program. My main motive is to acquire the appropriate knowledge and experience so I can understand the fully operational process of a big organization. Till now during my short career, I did not have the chance to show my real leadership skills.

I am planning to follow an MBA program either in UK or in USA.

My main disadvantages are:

First, I luck the appropriate international exposure.
Second, I don’t know how I can prove my leadership skills (if any).

Can you please give me some feedback? What are the odds for an engineer from Greece with my technical background to get accepted in a good MBA program?

Please let me know if you need any additional information regarding my profile.

Thank you,
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Re: Yet another Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2007, 18:34
cgeorgan wrote:
Hello Paul,

My name is Chris and I am from Greece. I turned 27 years old on last May. I am an electronic & computer engineer. I graduated from a Greek technical university (5-year course), and I also have an MSc in telecommunications systems. I am currently employed in a big conglomerate (Greece).

I have almost 3 years of working experience and I am strongly interested in following a decent MBA program. My main motive is to acquire the appropriate knowledge and experience so I can understand the fully operational process of a big organization. Till now during my short career, I did not have the chance to show my real leadership skills.

I am planning to follow an MBA program either in UK or in USA.

My main disadvantages are:

First, I luck the appropriate international exposure.
Second, I don’t know how I can prove my leadership skills (if any).

Can you please give me some feedback? What are the odds for an engineer from Greece with my technical background to get accepted in a good MBA program?

Please let me know if you need any additional information regarding my profile.

Thank you,
Chris


Chris,

The fact that you are a Greek in Greece in and of itself gives you a healthy "international" profile--at least in terms of the diversity you could add to a class versus the diversity that an American or Indian could add to a class (no offense to either). Perhaps your company has some international component that is part of your work? Talking about that would be one way of strengthening your international profile. But my advice in terms of your international profile is to make the most of being Greek, i.e., what that enables you to bring to a class.

If you have no leadership opportunities at work then you should start spending the next 9-10 months trying to get some. Also, you could get involved in a leadership role with a community or extracurricular organization (leading people, sitting on a board)--or perhaps even in a part-time business you start outside of work--which will compensate for lack of leadership at work.

A significant volunteer or entrepreneurial experience outside of work could actually allow you to generate *both* international experience and leadership if the organization has a strong international component and you serve in a leadership role. If you find something along these lines (and you have a decent GMAT) you will be competitive at U.S. and U.K. schools.

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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2007, 00:05
Hello Paul,

Thank you very much for your quick response! I would like to add that I am member of a big international team; at my work I cooperate daily with colleagues from USA and Portugal for different projects.

Also, what GMAT score is regarded decent? I am preparing real hard for the examination and I would also like to know how important the AWA is for an international student.

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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2007, 18:18
cgeorgan wrote:
Hello Paul,

Thank you very much for your quick response! I would like to add that I am member of a big international team; at my work I cooperate daily with colleagues from USA and Portugal for different projects.

Also, what GMAT score is regarded decent? I am preparing real hard for the examination and I would also like to know how important the AWA is for an international student.

Best Regards,

Chris


Chris,

700 is a good threshold to aim for. Of course, a 750 would be even better, but I think 700 is a comfort level number for schools. The AWA is not really weighted very much, but a 5.0 would be a good number. The international aspect of your team should definitely be mentioned in your essays.

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