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New post 26 Oct 2017, 14:15
Hi all! Looking for some insight on whether I have a shot at the top programs. Appreciate any feedback and criticism!
Here's my profile:

Background: Korean-American 28-year old male
Undergrad Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Major: Psychology
Undergraduate GPA: 3.81
GMAT: 750

Work Experience: 5 Years at matriculation in high-tech B2B enterprise software sales at Oracle Corporation.

I've experienced two major promotions. First from a "Business Development Consultant" (lead generation role) to "Enterprise Account Executive" (closing role) to "Regional Manager of Business Development." As a BDC and EAE (first two roles), I consistently crushed my sales quota, and was in the top 20% of our sales org. I am currently a regional manner, and oversee a team of 18 business development professionals (mix of sales and marketing), and my team is number two (out of 16) in the organization currently.

I received my first promotion within 1.5 years, then the next one after 1.5 years. I got promoted among the fastest among my peers.
I have additional work responsibilities. When I was a BDC, I was accepted to become a "Sr. BDC," where in addition to my sales responsibilities, I took on a mentoring role to new recruits from college. I am also the President of our office's Toastmasters branch.

Extracurricular Responsibilities: I'm on the board of a education technology non-profit, where we work with low-income schools in the SF Bay Area to revamp school technologies.

I have also had leadership positions in political campaigns (mayor's office, one of CA's Senators, etc.).

Extenuating Circumstances: I've had to overcome my disability to succeed academically and at work. I have a chronic medical condition that caused my right eye to be legally blind.

Goals: I want to get a general management position in marketing at a f500 company, preferably on the West Coast. My preference is tech, but not exclusively. My goal is a marketing management job with a six-figure base with hours that usually don't top 55-60 a week (my disability hinders my ability to work longer consistently, which is why I am ruling out management consulting and finance, but I enjoy marketing).

Thanks! Do you have any suggestions for what schools I should apply to? Thanks

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New post 26 Oct 2017, 22:23
chichi20020 wrote:
Hi all! Looking for some insight on whether I have a shot at the top programs. Appreciate any feedback and criticism!
Here's my profile:

Background: Korean-American 28-year old male
Undergrad Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Major: Psychology
Undergraduate GPA: 3.81
GMAT: 750

Work Experience: 5 Years at matriculation in high-tech B2B enterprise software sales at Oracle Corporation.

I've experienced two major promotions. First from a "Business Development Consultant" (lead generation role) to "Enterprise Account Executive" (closing role) to "Regional Manager of Business Development." As a BDC and EAE (first two roles), I consistently crushed my sales quota, and was in the top 20% of our sales org. I am currently a regional manner, and oversee a team of 18 business development professionals (mix of sales and marketing), and my team is number two (out of 16) in the organization currently.

I received my first promotion within 1.5 years, then the next one after 1.5 years. I got promoted among the fastest among my peers.
I have additional work responsibilities. When I was a BDC, I was accepted to become a "Sr. BDC," where in addition to my sales responsibilities, I took on a mentoring role to new recruits from college. I am also the President of our office's Toastmasters branch.

Extracurricular Responsibilities: I'm on the board of a education technology non-profit, where we work with low-income schools in the SF Bay Area to revamp school technologies.

I have also had leadership positions in political campaigns (mayor's office, one of CA's Senators, etc.).

Extenuating Circumstances: I've had to overcome my disability to succeed academically and at work. I have a chronic medical condition that caused my right eye to be legally blind.

Goals: I want to get a general management position in marketing at a f500 company, preferably on the West Coast. My preference is tech, but not exclusively. My goal is a marketing management job with a six-figure base with hours that usually don't top 55-60 a week (my disability hinders my ability to work longer consistently, which is why I am ruling out management consulting and finance, but I enjoy marketing).

Thanks! Do you have any suggestions for what schools I should apply to? Thanks


Chi Chi, you have a outstanding profile and to be honest, the disability will add the diversity factor. As I see it, the sky is the limit. I'm excited to see someone vying for a corporate marketing job. Much more sustainable career trajectory than banking/consulting. I worked in corporate marketing for Wells Fargo and now use my marketing powers for good instead of evil!!

My shortlist for you would be HBS, GSB, *KELLOGG* Wharton and maybe Haas because of tech + all your great connections in the Bay Area. The first two are obvious, open doors anywhere, Kellogg is the top school in CPG and marketing, Wharton is as well. Ross is a great school for anything, #1 Amazon employer, love the new dean. So good safety school. If your profile was not as strong, I would be suggesting UCLA, NYU and Indiana which are all great marketing schools but I don't think you need to establish back up options.

Congratulations on being in a really great place to get into some top schools.
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