I was listed top 0.001% in my country’s university entrance exam and I graduated from the top university. I have been a management consultant for 5 years now and I have international experience across Asia and Europe. I am an introvert so I don’t have significant extracurriculars.
Undergrad School: Top University in Turkey
Undergrad Major: Industrial engineering
Age: 28, Ethnicity: White
Extracurriculars: Volunteered for a philantrophic foundation
Company: Boutique Firm
Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 5 mos
Company: Fortune 500
I was listed top 0.001% in my country’s university entrance exam.
I want to pursue product management role in a top technology firm.
Target School: Stanford GSB
Considering: Wharton, Berkeley Haas
Ms. Standard Consultant – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan here from Stratus.
Congrats on your performance on the university entrance exam. You also have a really strong GMAT score. That, combined with your experience in management consulting, serves as a solid foundation. However, Stanford is looking for more. Specifically, they want to admit students who have a vision to change lives, change organizations and change the world. I’m not seeing any evidence of steps in this direction from what you have shared.
If you want to be in business school in 2021, I encourage you to do do a bit of introspection and self-reflection so you can share WHY you want to go into tech product management and what impact you want to make in the …
If you want to be in business school in 2021, I encourage you to do do a bit of introspection and self-reflection so you can share WHY you want to go into tech product management and what impact you want to make in the future. I also suggest that you might expand your list beyond the three programs listed. Stanford and Haas have among the lowest acceptance rates.
You might want to take a look at Cornell, NYU Tech and perhaps UCLA or Fuqua.
All the best!
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Stanford really looks for a spike – and I’m not seeing anything on your profile that differentiates yourself.
Being 0.001% on your university’s entrance exam is great for undergrad, however, that doesn’t matter at all for MBA’s. For an MBA, the equivalent would be a 0.001% GMAT and GPA. But at Stanford GSB, the median GMAT is 740 and the average GPA is 3.8. This means you’re quite a bit low on GPA and a little above the GMAT average.
What do you have that differentiates yourself from the incredibly competitive consulting demographic?
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