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Profile evaluation please!!

Post Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:11 am
Hi,

I'm considering the possibility of aplying to an MBA, in fact I'm working on it, but I'm having doubts about my real possibilities.
I am chilean, woman, studied Engineering in Chile (in one of the top5 of the country) and also participated in a Double degree program so I studied my last 18 months at Italy (Politecnico di Torino). My final grade was a 5,3 over 7, I was one of the best of my promotion.
After my graduation I worked in a IT project in Chile for a month and then I came to Spain to work in an Environmental Consultancy (not a very big one).
I took the GMAT and scored 680 (Q47 V37) but I'm retaking it in one month.
My idea is to take an MBA focused in International Cooperation, Non-for-Profit Management, Environment, etc, therefore my top preferences would be Columbia and Berkeley.
Do you think I have possibilities or I should think about other grad-school?

Thanks,

Fernanda

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Thank you very much!!! This was helpful

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Fernanda,

Thanks for your follow up post and clarification.

Based on this information, I still believe that you can be a competitive candidate fo the top schools. The key variables at this point are how your application essays and other materials turn out and how the next GMAT sitting goes.

As a side note, I am not so sure I would have a univeristy professor write the second recommendation. If you've been out of school for 3+ years - and most of that time with the same employer - I should think you could have two letters from your employer (or one from a supervisor and one from a client, etc). Obviously, this is something we'd ideally need to discuss at length (our clients fill out an extensive questionnaire with information on each of the prospective recommenders, etc), but on the surface that's my initial thought.

As to your goals, they are certainly unique - just be certain that you look at where the leading MBA programs are typically sending their graduates in this field, so that you don't sound like you are a poor match for the degree, etc. In other words, you may want to mix in some additional organizations (beyond just the UN) - perhaps even major consultancies that do work in your field - to ensure that you aren't better suited for a policy degree at the Woodrow Wilson School (Princeton) or the Kennedy School (Harvard).

As I mentioned in my earlier post, you should feel free to send along your resume (info@clearadmit.com) and take advantage of Clear Admit's free initial session with an admissions counselor.

Best of luck,

Graham

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Post Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:24 am
Fernanda,

Thanks for your follow up post and clarification.

Based on this information, I still believe that you can be a competitive candidate fo the top schools. The key variables at this point are how your application essays and other materials turn out and how the next GMAT sitting goes.

As a side note, I am not so sure I would have a univeristy professor write the second recommendation. If you've been out of school for 3+ years - and most of that time with the same employer - I should think you could have two letters from your employer (or one from a supervisor and one from a client, etc). Obviously, this is something we'd ideally need to discuss at length (our clients fill out an extensive questionnaire with information on each of the prospective recommenders, etc), but on the surface that's my initial thought.

As to your goals, they are certainly unique - just be certain that you look at where the leading MBA programs are typically sending their graduates in this field, so that you don't sound like you are a poor match for the degree, etc. In other words, you may want to mix in some additional organizations (beyond just the UN) - perhaps even major consultancies that do work in your field - to ensure that you aren't better suited for a policy degree at the Woodrow Wilson School (Princeton) or the Kennedy School (Harvard).

As I mentioned in my earlier post, you should feel free to send along your resume (info@clearadmit.com) and take advantage of Clear Admit's free initial session with an admissions counselor.

Best of luck,

Graham

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