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Darden Profile Evaluation Thread - Post all Profile Eval Requests Here

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GMAT 1: 660 Q44 V37
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Brazilian, female, 27.

Undergrad Information: Double Degree in Materials Engineering and Science & Technology from a top 15 ranked school in Latin America (#3 in Brazil) ; researches on Materials for medical applications published on International Congress;
GPA: 2,4 (I know it's quite low but average for my course is 2,2 e highest GPA is 3,78)
GMAT: 660 ( V37, Q44)
Work experience and leadership:
Right now in a Leadership Developmental Program in a multinational Chem company working with Strategy & Innovation.
I'll have 2 years of full-time post graduation by the time the MBA starts. However, before getting an offer, I've had two year experience as an intern in the same company (1st year in Research & Innovation mainly focused on materials for medical applications, 2nd year in Strategic Marketing) working 30 hours/week.

International experience:
Two months exchange program in Germany during studies.
Cross-collaborative projects with colleagues in Germany, France and USA.


Community and others:
Decent list of activities outside high school / UG / work showing leadership skills.

Post MBA goals
Marketing in Healthcare Industry (medical Devices).

Would appreciate any and all inputs on this.
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Hi leticiammello, thanks for posting!

I think Darden will value your experience in the leadership development program -- those are usually selective and reserved for star performers, plus they provide a lot of exposure quickly. Since admissions will look primarily at your full-time, post-college experience, 2 years is a little light, but hopefully the fast paced nature of the program makes up for that. Do make sure you have clear reasons for why you want to get your MBA now. (Average age for Darden's class is 27 by the way.)

As far as your GPA, yes it is quite low, but it sounds like a challenging course of study. Admissions knows that GPAs in engineering are often lower, but it may be worth explaining those averages in an optional essay. The other best way to address the lower GPA is to rock the GMAT! I strongly recommend you retake and try to get your Quant score up in particular. A 660 is in Darden's range but I think your chances would be much stronger with a score closer to 700.

Otherwise, the global experience and community involvement are great. And being a female applicant from Brazil will give you a nice boost too!

Best of luck!
Kate

leticiammello wrote:
Brazilian, female, 27.

Undergrad Information: Double Degree in Materials Engineering and Science & Technology from a top 15 ranked school in Latin America (#3 in Brazil) ; researches on Materials for medical applications published on International Congress;
GPA: 2,4 (I know it's quite low but average for my course is 2,2 e highest GPA is 3,78)
GMAT: 660 ( V37, Q44)
Work experience and leadership:
Right now in a Leadership Developmental Program in a multinational Chem company working with Strategy & Innovation.
I'll have 2 years of full-time post graduation by the time the MBA starts. However, before getting an offer, I've had two year experience as an intern in the same company (1st year in Research & Innovation mainly focused on materials for medical applications, 2nd year in Strategic Marketing) working 30 hours/week.

International experience:
Two months exchange program in Germany during studies.
Cross-collaborative projects with colleagues in Germany, France and USA.


Community and others:
Decent list of activities outside high school / UG / work showing leadership skills.

Post MBA goals
Marketing in Healthcare Industry (medical Devices).

Would appreciate any and all inputs on this.

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