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Joined: 04 Apr 2019
Posts: 17
Location: Spain
GMAT 1: 720 Q41 V48
WE: Business Development (Other)
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I would like to know which school I could to aspire to get into. I am looking for an MBA in the united states and I would like to work there after so I looking at STEM certified mba's been Rochester my first option. I wouldnt mind taking a non-STEM mba if there are good chances of landing a work (for more time than de 12month OPT).

I would like either to change my career path and work in PE/VC or to work in the same sector I am in but in an higher position and in the USA. I am looking for an MBA start not before August/September 2020 and ROI is a big issue for me since I wont have the money to pay 2 years tuition plus living expenses upfront.

I have not taken the GMAT yet, I have bought the books online and I will have them by next week. This weekend I will make a test to have a starting point but I am generally good at these kind of tests. This is my profile:

Nationality: Spain
Age: 27
Studies: 4-year Bachelor in Industrial Engineering (6.71/10) at University of Seville, Spain. (according to WES it would equal a B in US grading System)
International experience: 1 Year erasmus in Milan, Italy. 2 month summer work in Las Vegas, USA. 6 month internship in Poland. Since November '18 working in Punta Cana, Dom. Republic.
Languages: English I pass with grade B the Certificate of Proficiency in English (C2) of Cambridge in March 2018. Spain Native.
Extracurricular activities: I played basketball until I was 21 at local level.
Work Experience:

Business Development Engineer at Engineering Company (November/2018 – Now), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Commercial manager of the company in the Dominican Republic, reporting to the General Manager of Estel in the Country.
- Elaboration of technical offers for hotels. electrical, mechanical (plumbing and HVAC) and special installations.
- Negotiation with stakeholders: Land owner, investors, hotel operators and construction companies.
- Coordination of resources for the execution of projects: Personnel, purchases, permits, etc.
- Work supervision.
- Periodic visits to Maintenance Managers, Site Managers and Corporate Hotel staff.
- Collection Management.
- Preparation of Technical Documentation.
- Delivery and closing of projects.
- Projects of relevance:

• Hotel A (New Construction, 911 rooms): General lines, air conditioning in common areas, electricity in lobby offices and phase 2 rooms, data facilities, telephones and CCTV. Plumbing in common areas and phase 2. Control Room in all rooms. 90% finished. ~ 15M USD
• Hotel B (New Construction, 327 rooms: General lines, air conditioning and plumbing of rooms.) Areas not yet tendered. ~ 6MUSD
• Hotel C (Renovation, 751 rooms). MV lines and transformers, table synchronization of generator sets, room control and room electricity, extinguishing and fire detection. ~ 2.5M USD

Market Executive Manager at Construction Materials Manufacturer (April/2016 – Now), Spain-Poland

Business Development Manager for Spain and Latin America


• Identification of potential markets and clients.
• Market entry and marketing strategies.
• Participation in expos and fairs in target markets.
• Market research: competitors, distribution channels and price levels.
• Pricing and selling channels strategy.
• Collaboration with clients in design and execution of international projects.
• Visits to clients & projects in Europe, Spain and Latin America.
• Coordination between departments to achieve objectives and complete projects.
• Supervision several local agents in different countries.

• Spanish version of the Webpage and all the printed & digital material (Commercial and technical).
• Successful entry in Spanish, Chilean, Panama and Mexican markets, among others in which the company had no previous presence.
• Rise brand appreciation and acknowledgement in target markets.

Business Development Intern at Construction Materials Manufacturer (October/2015 –April/2016), Bialystok (Poland).

First, I received an extensive technical training about the product and international trade.


• Contact with potential clients.
• Collaborate with senior colleagues in the design of commercial and marketing strategies.
• Participate with senior colleagues in fairs.
• Support in pricing strategy.
• Support in creation of marketing material.

Quality Operations Intern at General Motors (Dec/2012 – May/2013) Figueruelas, Zaragoza.

Internship at Department of Quality, QO section.
Tasks performed:
• GSIP(QA Software of the Plant) use, management and administration.
• Data analysis, error tracking and manufacture of reports.
• Collaborate in a project consisting of the implementation of the pokayokes system in Gsip.
• Being the nexus between warranty department and quality operation department, making sure those defects which reached to clients were checked more thoroughly.
• Inform plant supervisors about recurring errors, and which areas, shifts or operators were more prone to commit them.
• Compliance of audit requirements for QO post on the production line..

Business Development consultant/ Freelance agent (2016-now)

• Created, negotiated and close a deal between a Portuguese tomato paste manufacturer and the biggest hipermarket chain in Russia.
• Worked as an agent in spain for an Indian Manufacturer of tillage tools. We started with no sales, now Spain market provides 25% of the total sales in Europe.
• Several machinery imports for spanish agricultural companies.
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New post 07 Apr 2019, 20:34
Hi there,
Thanks for your post and for all the info you shared here. So you're interested in the STEM MBA Rochester option; is that in part due to work visa opportunities after the MBA? Rochester was the first to offer that type of program just in the past year, and beyond that many programs offer specializations within the MBA that can qualify for that STEM designation too.. (can look at Duke, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, and UConn for example), though of course data science is also increasingly becoming a part of all MBA programs. In any case, your current international work in the Dominican Republic is memorable and a plus, but it will also be critical to show your leadership experiences and impact and accomplishments you've made, examples of initiative etc. The GMAT will still be important for you so I do suggest preparing for 2-3 months, taking from 6-10 practice tests along the way, and consider taking it multiple times if needed. Feel free to check back here or contact us for a free consultation ( as you get further along in the process or have a GMAT score to work with, and good luck to you in the process.
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New post 07 Apr 2019, 22:56
Hi. Kindly evaluate my profile
Indian female dentist, with 3 years work ex. Worked in a charitable organisation for a year and a half, post which I started my own non profit. Along with that, currently working in a corporate dental chain, managing a group of 5 clinics and a team of 20.
Also completed a 3 month internship in Malaysia.
Gmat 700
Have a fair amount of extra curriculars on my CV
I’m looking for a 1 year mba program. Which schools should Do you recommend targeting ?Do I stand a chance for insead if I apply in round 2?

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New post 12 Apr 2019, 13:53
Hi Sanya,
Your profile is a bit less typical, but that can actually help you be remembered... it does make it even more important that you make it clear WHY you feel you need the MBA, fyi. Not sure if your preference is US or European or other schools? There are more 1 year options in Europe than in the US; for INSEAD, it could be tough but not impossible, not sure why you've said R2 unless you mean Jan entry, as there is plenty of time for R1 still? Without knowing your full story and seeing your resume etc, I'd cautiously say you could look at options like Judge, Said, Imperial, HEC, Bocconi for example? Good luck to you!
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