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New post 15 Apr 2009, 06:36
Hi Alex,
Thanks so much for your insightful posts here and other places in the forum. Could you please evaluate my profile?

White, Female, US Citizen, will be 27 when I apply
Chemical Engineering Major, 3.46 GPA. I put myself through school. Neither of my parents have college degrees.
740 GMAT (Q49, V42)
Work experience-Will have 5 years in health care IT. I am currently doing technical project management. I was one of very few technical staff to crossover and lead a non-technical project. I have also led a few teams varying in size from 5-10 in my time at the company.
ECs-Have been a big sister with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Was the volunteer chair for the ACS Relay for Life.
Goals-My goal is to do product management for medical devices, would like to specialize in new product development. I really like the project management roles I've had thus far, but would like to move into an industry that's more innovative and has a little more direct impact on patient care. Also like the idea of managing over the life cycle and the small business feel of managing a product. Would plan to start at a big company to gain experience and then would maybe like to start a business/join a startup.
Schools-My top choice is Kellogg. I have been looking primarily at schools with strong health care offerings/recruiting. Also plan to apply to Duke and Ross. Are these schools appropriate? Any you would add?

Thanks in advance!
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New post 15 Apr 2009, 14:56
I think you're competitive for all the schools you mentioned. In other words, my hunch is that if I were to slot your resume in with any of the schools' resume books (all schools publish a compilation of current students' resumes, which they then sell to recruiters), you probably won't look out of place. In terms of applications, it sounds like you also have a decent idea about what you want post-MBA (most people don't, and they will start off in the beginning of the process with some vague idea or no idea). That's also an advantage because you won't have to do mental gymnastics to come up with some "story".

Anyhow, two other schools you may want to look at are Wharton and Haas. Wharton may be a stretch, but still within reach that it may be worth applying. Haas is also supposed to be pretty decent if you're looking for healthcare related careers on the west coast.

A lot of it for you is simply focusing on doing the best job on the applications, and you should be able to get into a few of them.
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