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    Profile Evaluation for Ph.D. in (micro) Organizational behavior

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    I need your honest evaluation of my profile for a Ph.D. in organizational behavior.

    Research interest: Organizational behavior with social psychological perspective (specifically, power, unethical behavior, and moral judgement)

    Undergrad: B.S (Management science) from top engineering school in east asia
    GPA: 3.5/4.0

    Postgrad: M.S (from same school)
    GPA so far: 3.8/4.0

    Research Experience: 5 years as RA during undergrad & postgrad
    1 Journal of Experimental Social Psychology publication as 4th author
    1 publication in other area as third author
    1 Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin under review as lead author
    2 working papers as lead author to be submitted to Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
    1 working paper as second author to be submitted to Psychological Science
    1 AOM presentation

    Work Experience: none

    GMAT: 720, V39, Q49, AWA 5, IR 8

    TOEFL: around 105

    LORs: from my advisor and other professors who conducted research with me in my school

    I am going to apply to T20 schools except Stanford OB, which demand GRE.

    Any comment would be really appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    I don't know OB, but your profile looks solid. Great research experience. Someone else will have to speak to your OB abilities, but I'd say you seem like a solid candidate.
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    Good grades, good experience, good scores, good track record. You seem to have very strong credentials. I would hope that a well-matched top 20 would admit you. It seems as though you know what you're getting into. Good luck.

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    Your publications are fantastic! My only advice would be the play up your role in first-authored projects, as that will show you can take the lead on things. You definitely have a great shot at top schools.

    Also (and this is my advice to many folks), consider looking outside of the T20 in terms of applications. Some people are dead-set that they only ever want a tenure-track job at Harvard or Stanford or something, so if that's the case, then sure, only apply to T20 programs. However, I think it can be short-sighted to not consider other programs, so my advice would be to apply to others which closely align with your research interests. You may find you have better fit with a program outside of the T20, but you'll never know if you don't look at them.

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    Honestly, I have no idea what a selection committee would be thinking if it didn't choose to go with you.

    I think north western would be a good fit. I might also consider that GRE because Stanford is a very good fit as well. Harvard has you work closely with the psych department too.

    At this point it's just about asking yourself what you love and finding a department with faculty that share that love. To that point I want to re-emphasize this "You may find you have better fit with a program outside of the T20"

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    Thank you a lot henders and rsaylors for your suggestions. I will look for other programs outside of the T20.

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    You've got a great profile. You'll do well. I agree, though; take the GRE and apply to Stanford.

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    Great publication record (what you might expect an average PhD student nearing completion to have).
    You should do very well!

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    Re: Profile Evaluation for Ph.D. in (micro) Organizational behavior

    Awesome!!! 19 fall here. Could you please tell me which u you are in right now?

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