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Just Finished GMAT -- please give me a profile Eval

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New post 02 Jul 2011, 18:53
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Going into my Junior Year in Undergrad
School: Texas A&M, Industrial Engineering major, going to graduate in Engineering Scholars Program
(Texas A&M is ranked 7th for IE, I believe in the top 20 for engineering)
GPA: 4.0
GMAT: 740 = 97th %ile (Q – 49/ V – 41 )

Extra Curricular:
1) Ice Hockey
a. I took two years off after college to pursue my ice hockey career playing Juniors (similar to minor professional but without the pay to retain NCAA eligibility)
i. I actually received offers to play D1 but the schools were not strong academically so I decided to pursue other avenues.
ii. This was very important to me throughout my early life and made me a lot of who I am, including my qualities of determination, perseverance, and extreme work ethic.
b. I have been a member of the club ice hockey team the past 2 years which I do mainly for fun
c. I have been the team’s marketing director last year and will continue in my junior year
d. I began coaching (just the goalies, my old position) last year and I am continuing this in my junior year (but I will no longer be a player)

2) I’ve been a member of the A&M chapter of the Institute of industrial Engineers since 2nd semester freshman year
a. Next year I will be the director of membership for A&M’s IIE chapter

3) Have received numerous smaller scholarships and a big one allowing me to pay instate tuition instead of out-of state which saves me a lot (:

4) Will be studying abroad in fall 2011 in Sydney Australia

5) Members of a few other honors societies but not really involved with those

6) I have not had a job, but I will be getting a part-time job in Australia (to add to my resume and to get more involved and meet people in Australia)
a. Any suggestions what type of job would be best, if it matters?

7) I will also be getting an internship next summer (I couldn’t do it this summer because I had to get a couple classes done to graduate on time because at A&M most students take at least 4.5 years if they don’t come in with credit hours, but I am getting done in 4 because I already started late.
a. Any suggestions on the type of internship I should get would help.

8) I work out 5-6 days a week for 2 hours and invest a lot of time in effort planning out my daily meals to make sure I eat correctly to reach my goals. This is more of a hobby but I am planning on competing in fitness contests and trying to reach my goal of becoming a fitness model. Therefore, I should have a portfolio as a concrete way to show off this hobby/focus in my life. Also so they know that my extra time is not wasted, but I actually do other things on top of my other extra curricular.

9) 3 summers ago I worked at a summer goalie camp (only for one session) as an on-ice instructor and a group leader, and I worked a couple of small events teaching goalies as well. This is not great but it is something so I figured I should mention it anyway…it is some work experience

I have seen consultants recommending each applicant know exactly what he or she wants to achieve as a result of their MBA… I don’t know exactly what I want, or what I would major in, but I am very interested in an MBA. I will be honest and tell you that I don’t know exactly what I want to do (I don’t know what I want to do with my undergrad major either ! Its all really up in there air), and that its partly due to the fact that an MBA can lead to a great salary. But this definitely is not the only reason. The reason I chose my undergrad major in IE is because I am good in math/science, but I am also interested in business. Since IE is the closest engineering major to business, and, surprisingly, a lot of IE majors become managers/CEO’s later in life. Even before my freshman year, I thought it would be a great combination to get an bachelor degree in IE, and then get my MBA. Furthermore, I have always tossed the idea around of owning/starting my own business, whether it is a bar/club, hotel, or some kind of restaurant. So this led me towards a focus in entrepreneurship. Additionally I have been interested in real estate since the end of high school. I actually have spent time with my father pursuing real estate in couple of legitimate programs that teach you how to invest in real estate by yourself (so this could possibly be part of an extra-curricular activity, but it didn’t really lead to anything concrete, which might not help and could even hurt my effort)

My goal is the HBS 2+2 program, but there are a few other top 10 programs that are open to direct enrollment, but I have seen opinions that I will be accepted at those schools without work experience…. But y do they even offer direct enrollment as a possibility if that is the case?

any advice on how I should look to increase my shot at HBS 2+2 or other top programs would be great
--specifically with increasing my overall work/extra-curriculars because I have a good amount of time to work on it

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New post 10 Jul 2011, 18:18
Seems like this one hasn't elicited a good response so far.

Statistics wise, you're certainly in the running for all the top schools. Very desirable and safe GMAT & GPA, along with a solid college brand name.

Of course, you yourself pointed out your biggest flaw so far - lack of direction. As for what kind of job/internship experience, a start-up engineering/hi-tech firm seems like the ideal fit (assuming you have a genuine interest in engineering and didn't just study it for the sake of earning potential). It would be a familiar area of expertise for you, and you'll be more likely take on business-related responsibilities given the general lack of personnel in a small firm. Another possibility is some kind of sports advertising/marketing firm, but the engineering start-up was the suggestion that immediately came to my mind after reading this profile.

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