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Joined: 15 Jun 2012
Posts: 114

Kudos [?]: 48 [0], given: 17

Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT 1: 760 Q48 V48
GPA: 3.1
WE: Engineering (Manufacturing)
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Please review my profile and let me know what you think. I would like to enroll in 2014 (Class of 2016).

White, Male, 25 years old
Bachelors in Engineering from the University of Michigan, GPA 3.1
GMAT 760 (Q48 V48) 6.0 AWA 8 IR

I have worked for just over 3 years at a manufacturing company in the midwest. I started in a 2 year rotational program and was promoted to an Engineer position after the program. On top of day to day tasks, I have worked on a number of projects in the company geared toward saving money.

Extracurriculars: I volunteer for the local chapter (non profit) of a society made up primarily of engineers. I started on the executive board then served as Secretary for a year. I am currently serving as Vice Chair and will be promoted to Chair next year. We hold monthly meetings, which involve dinner and a technical speaker from the area. We organize events for local students to get them interested and engaged in engineering. We also organize day long seminars available to professionals throughout the society. I have organized many of these events and meetings and by all accounts have excelled at improving the chapter.

I have also participated in smaller events such as Habitat for Humanity and worked with a local organization that alters toys for disabled children.

At this point, I think I'd like to get into a general management LDP with a company. Finance is another area that I'm giving a strong look.

For various reasons, a few schools have risen to the top of my list: Tepper, Ross, and Kellogg. I realize Kellogg is more competitive than Tepper and Ross, but do these schools seem to fit with my profile? Would I be wasting my time applying to Booth or Sloan?

Also, is there anything I could do in the next year or so (before applying) that would strengthen my profile and increase my chance of admission and/or scholarships?

Thanks a lot.

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You are on your way to a strong application for sure. The recognition at work will bode well for you, and I would recommend you continue to seek leadership opportunities at work which will provide team-working situations and complex problem solving scenarios. Your grades and GMAT are great. Being involved in your community will be a natural fit for your target schools too, so keep that going, particularly in the areas you are most passionate and most deeply engaged. B-schools like to see a theme in your involvement and a deep and meaningful contribution instead of random volunteer work, for example, which fails to demonstrate any real conviction or commitment. I think your story and credentials will be attractive to Tepper, Ross and Kellogg, and you might also include Duke, Virginia and Cornell in the mix as well. I don't see a reason why Booth or Sloan would be off the list either. Your GPA is a bit low, but not in the pool of engineering applicants and especially considering UMICH is a top 10 engineering university, your credentials should be more than enough to impress the committees. I would even expect some scholarship offers assuming you have a well articulated vision in your application. Most scholarships are merit based, and your GMAT should put you on the radar for these types of awards. Keep up the good work and let us know if you need help pulling it together.

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