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Profile Eval Request - Biotech R&D 780 GMAT

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zgd3200 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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Profile Eval Request - Biotech R&D 780 GMAT

Post Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:27 am
Hi! I would really appreciate a profile evaluation, and any suggestions about how I can improve my application.

Right now I’m 24 (graduated from college in 2014) and I’m targeting applying first round in 2017. Below are my vital stats. As a note my current job will not afford me any direct management experience (it is rare for PhD’s to get a report before 5 years here).

Target Schools: MIT, Haas, HBS, GSB, INSEAD
GMAT: 780 (50Q, 48V)
GPA: 3.58
Majored in Chemistry at BU with a large amount of graduate work.
Work Experience: 2 years at Vertex Pharma (a medium sized biotech/pharma company) in medicinal chemistry research (read drug discovery) (2 promotions with a 3rd likely this December)
Two publications as the main author in major research journals and inventor on a patent (not sure if anyone cares)
Internships at a major oil services firm for two summers in R&D.

Extracurricular activities: Tutored organic chemistry during college
Research assistant in an organic chemistry research group during college (2.5
years 20+ hrs a week) where I co-led a project where I was responsible
for training and managing other undergrads (2).
20+ MOOCs in CS/Math/Business (Wharton Coursera Foundations series)
Teaching myself German (Somewhere around B1 or B2 level proficiency)
Applying to the GT Online Master in Computer Science
Marathons (semi-competitive sub-3 hours)

Volunteering: Mentoring urban high school students entering science fairs (2 years)
Volunteer at various charity races and run with homeless bostonians.

Goals:
Start company at intersection of pharma and chemistry to further
automate the drug development process (perhaps after a few years in
consulting).

I would really appreciate any feedback! Thanks

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Post Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:15 am
Why not Wharton too ? You have a very interesting profile I think. Seeking out additional leadership, in and outside of work, will continue to strengthen your application. cheers, Alex

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zgd3200 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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Post Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:07 am
Thanks for looking at my profile. I am considering Wharton as well, good to hear it might be a good fit for my profile.

Thanks again,
Zach

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Post Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:15 pm
just an FYI, I have recently written a book on MBA admissions, should be released next week from the Clear Admit site. It might be helpful for you as you continue your preparation. cheers, alex

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