I am requesting some advice on my profile as well as my career goals, as I have put in my applications:
Indian, Male, 32, Transportation Engineer, 3 yr exp in public infrastructure in India (including 3 months on a USAID project in Afghanistan), 4 yrs exp in traffic safety and public projects with the State of California. Current position - Team Lead.
BE (Civil Eng.) from Bengal Engg College, India (Ranked 2nd in a class of 79)
MS (Civil Eng.) from Wayne State University, US (GPA 4.0)
GMAT: 740 (Q-50, V-40, AWA-6.0). Extra-curriculars: Run a small personal fundraiser for supporting education of needy children in India, library volunteer in US for last 7 months, organized diversity events and started soccer club at work, active with alumni association for UG College in US.
Long-term - launch an organization which would provide financial & strategic advice to governments and public sector of developing countries on infrastructure projects.
Short-term - work for an international development organization such as the World Bank or the Asian Development Bank, to acquire further skills in infrastructure finance and governance.
Schools applied & applying:
Stanford, Wharton, Chicago Booth, Duke Fuqua, Berkeley Haas, Kellogg.
Could you please review the information and give me your comments?
Thank you for your assistance,
Profile and Career Goals
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You have a strong profile based on the information you've shared. You will need to be very specific on how the knowledge base from your professional experience will transfer to your post-MBA career goals. Be sure to highlight the specific strengths of the business schools' programs that will complement your current skillset. Be as specific as possible when discussing your short-term goals and how you plan to change your career path. Finally, apply in rounds 1 or 2 to give yourself the best chance of getting in.