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Profile Evaluation Request

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Post Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:58 am
Hello! I am planning to apply round 1 this year for a full time MBA. I am a Canadian (of Indian origin). Your comments on my chances would be appreciated. Here are my details-

25 years old male

Target Schools: Wharton, Kellogg, Sloan, Booth, Haas, Anderson

GMAT:

1st attempt: 680 (q49, v34) in 2013

2nd attempt: 710 (q48,v39) in 2016 (could improve it but don't really want to take GMAT a 3rd time)

Undergraduate:

Mechanical Engineer, University of Toronto. Specialization in energy and mechatronics

Graduated in 2014

CGPA 3.83, Rank 3 in graduating year, Rank 2 in first year. Last year GPA 4.0

Final project involved working on creating robotic system for seniors. Built 1st gen prototype and published a paper for Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers

Work Experience

Prior to graduation:
Summer research assistant: 4 months at a fuel cell laboratory. Co-authored a paper on new anode material created and published in reputed journal (high impact factor)
Internship: 14 months at an engineering consulting company - Did practically everything from doing field work to getting new clients

After graduation:
2014 - Present: Mechanical Design Engineer at a nuclear power plant. Specialized engineering work. I dont manage people as I am in a pure technical position, however I have started many initiatives at work for improving our engineering. I am the youngest engineer to be selected to prepare our station for a technical audit conducted by International Atomic Energy Agency. Promoted once in 2 years.

Other part time work:

-Tried to launch two ventures, both got very limited success:

First venture was to sell hardware to big box grocery stores. Failed to raise any capital after personally pitching to technology leads of biggest grocery chains in Canada

Second venture involved peer to peer transit for inter-city travel. Got 2000 users to use the service and completed around 2500 peer to peer rides.

Any input would be appreciated!

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keshavlc Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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Post Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:10 pm
Hey Jon,

Good to hear from you as well.

Alright, I guess I get the picture. Thanks for taking the time out and looking at my profile. Appreciate your input Smile

-KL

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You are very welcome!

If you want us to dig deeper, feel free to drop us a line on our website:

http://admissionado.com/free-consultation/mba-consultation/?utm_source=btg&utm_medium=forum&utm_campaign=mba_blog

Best,
Jon

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Post Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:10 pm
Hey Jon,

Good to hear from you as well.

Alright, I guess I get the picture. Thanks for taking the time out and looking at my profile. Appreciate your input Smile

-KL

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You are very welcome!

If you want us to dig deeper, feel free to drop us a line on our website:

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Best,
Jon

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Post Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:07 am
Hey dude,
Good to hear from you.
So first of all, when I say 10-25 its a super rough estimate. And also it would not be according to FT, who's ranking are great internationally, but for the US are frankly a bit nonsense.

Let's just say that Tier I schools would be tough - H/S/W Booth, MIT, Kellogg, Columbia (the so-called "M7")

Now you have done a lot of very interesting things scientifically, or technically, but let's say the B-schools are going to be more interested into how this can translate into something related to BUSINESS - to impact, and leadership and organization.

It's great that you are good at the science, but it's not enough. We need you to be good at it all, well at all the MBA stuff at least.

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JF

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