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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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Hi Jon, 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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First of all, congratulations on your super magnificent GMAT. Ain't that a profile booster???

I think with this score you can also apply to Booth and Sloan (although you aren't necessarily a shoe-in you do have a shot)
The rest will depend on your work experience and application...
so you now have about 7 months until you start your application. What can you do?
1. Most importantly - push at work.. meaning within the scope of possibility try to take leadership positions, training positions, get promoted if you can.
2. Do some really cool stuff as Chair of engineering society... big conferences, whatever...
3. Visit the schools and talk to students and gather info!!! You live in the US so no excuse here!

I think that should keep ya busy for a while :)

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