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by gabrielrc » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:49 am
Hello all, Can you please assess my profile?
"¢ Demographic: 32-year old white male from Rio de Janeiro - Brazil.
"¢ GMAT Practice tests ranging from 720 to 750. (Gmat scheduled to 1st week of november)
"¢ Undergrad: Petroleum Engineering from prestigious engineering program in Brazil (top 5) - 2.8 GPA (Worked as Geometry teacher preparing students for military academies during most of my time in school)
"¢ Post Graduate Diploma in Business/ Project Management from Fundação Dom Cabral (Top latin America B-school) - 3.6 GPA
"¢ Work experience: 7 years as Drilling Engineer for BP including 3 years of offshore work. Due to the downturn with commodities, i became the Single Point of Accountability for drilling activities in Brazil and worked with Business Development, Project Management and Budgeting. Military Experience with 3+ years of service in the Brazilian Naval Prep Academy and Naval Academy
"¢ Extracurriculars: Public Relations of Students Corps in the Naval Prep Academy, Mathlete and Judo Athlete; Reservoir engineering teaching assistant and Research Assistant fellowship during undergrad.
"¢ Parents without college degree.
"¢ Target schools: Kellogg, Marshall, Goizueta, Imperial School, Bocconi, ESMT.

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by CriticalSquareMBA » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:33 pm
Hi there,

Thanks for sharing your information with us! If you can score in the 730-750 range, that will open a lot of doors for you. Now, Kellogg is a stretch school for you at the moment, but given your pedigree, I think 1-2 stretch schools is warranted. However, to truly get a sense of your fit for certain programs, it'll help if you share some details about your short and long term goals. What type of role do you want to have upon graduation? What industry are looking to be in?

You have a lot of strong suits, but your UG GPA is a bit low (I'm assuming it's based on a 4.0 scale, is that correct?). Do you know your class rank or percentile rank? This will help assess where you fall from an academic standpoint. As you plan to apply later this year, it's critical for you to think about what you want your story to be. Do you feel you need help with your story framework and essay refinement? Let us know if you'd like to discuss your school selection and how we might be able to help you attend your target schools. Best of luck on your GMAT! We look forward to hearing back. In the meantime, check out our free resources here.
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by gabrielrc » Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:49 am
I was always interested on the business aspects of the oilfield industry, i took several business and economics electives in school but in 2014 my technical workload reduced drastically and i started to work with business related issues and realized that i should quit the technical side.

After the MBA, my goal is to work with business development for the energy business. I intend to work as a consultant first and them move to a big energy company.

My priority is to come back to Brazil, but i am also open to work abroad, mainly US or UK.

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by CriticalSquareMBA » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:48 am
Thanks for sharing additional details. I think your goals make sense. Have you taken the GMAT yet?
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