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Evaluation request

by apurohit » Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:10 pm
I was concerned on where i stand in the competition and would really appreciate
if you can give some feedback on areas i should focus while writing essays.

GENERAL INFO:
Indian, Male, 26 years old

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Engineering [Chemical Discipline] from a prominent college in India
[We didn't have GPA, but I was in top 10%]
College representative for Training and Placement
Presented paper in college journal


PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE:
5 Years
Currently employed as an analyst in a prominent US Retail firm.
Past experience: Was employed in Retail domain of an Indian IT company and worked with couple of major US Retail clients.

GMAT
740 [46/46]

MY CAREER GOAL:
I want to open an Retail consulting firm. I believe this goal puts me at cross between entrepreneurship and consulting.

MY QUESTIONS:
I live in San Francisco and may not be able to relocate, I am looking at Berkeley and Stanford.
How are my chances for those colleges?

On Berkeley, which one is a safer bet, part-time or full-time?

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by Scottie@VeritasPrep » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:57 pm
Though there is an overabundance of Indian males in the current MBA applicant pool, your background and aspirations are unique enough to differentiate you from others. Your academics, GMAT, and work experience are very strong. Any extracurricular activities and/or community service would also be useful in showing that you are a well-rounded individual. When writing your essays, highlight any experience or post MBA plans that are unique to you. Your essays are your opportunity to stand out from the crowd and discuss the qualities that will make you an asset to an MBA class.

Both Berkeley and Stanford would be suitable for your entrepreneurial focus. I don't know whether Berkeley's part-time is any less competitive than its full-time program however you really should consider what fits into your lifestyle and the time frame in which you want to complete your degree.
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