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Profile Evalution

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zgd3200 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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Profile Evalution

Post Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:24 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) (First attempt)
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 Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:30 am
Aha!
Well, your profile is still pretty good!
You may want to wait another year, as your experience is not that much, but at the same time, I feel you can give it a shot this year if the time is right for you given your work responsibilities.

Just do pay careful attention tot he "Why Now" part of the Why MBA question.

I hope this helps!
Best,
JF

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Post Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:37 am
Hey Jon,

Sorry I guess my post was somewhat unclear. I only have a BS in chemistry. I was trying to show that even at the PhD level management experience is rather scarce. I wish I had my PhD, but unfortunately I do not. Thanks for the reply and sorry for the confusion.

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Post Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:30 am
Aha!
Well, your profile is still pretty good!
You may want to wait another year, as your experience is not that much, but at the same time, I feel you can give it a shot this year if the time is right for you given your work responsibilities.

Just do pay careful attention tot he "Why Now" part of the Why MBA question.

I hope this helps!
Best,
JF

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Harvard MBA, 2005
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