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Thanks for the service that you have been extending to students at large. Shall be thankful if you could evaluate my profile.
Work Ex- 4.5 years at one of the worlds top 4 Steel industry in India in a Strategy related role. GMAT - 690 ( Q 47 , V 38 ) CGPA - My univ uses the Percentage system. My Average is 68%.
Work Profile - 2010 Dec to 2012 October - Was working in the steel plant at the manufacturing unit as an Electrical Automation Engineer. 2012 Oct to Present - Working as Technical Assistant to the top most level executive at the company . Have been associated with the top level management and work on various areas including that of strategy and operations.
Extra Curricular - 1. An active Rotarian . Have been the secretary of the local Rotary Club and awarded with the Best Secretary in the zone award. 2. A Paul Haris Fellow of the Rotary Foundation. 3. Have organised various blood donation camps and other social activities at rural level. 4. Winner of the Squash Tournaments at the company for the consecutive two years. 5. Represented the state once in a National Level Squash Tournament. 6. Have headed the cultural committee while at college and have organised national level student events. 7. An environment Champion at work place. Its a title given to those who have contributed towards the environment conservation.
I shall be applying for Fall 2015 admits and shall be completing 4.5 Years of work ex by then. The B-schools that I have shortlisted as of now are 1.University of Texas, Austin - McCombs School of Business 2.University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School 3.Indiana University -Kelley School of Business 4.Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business 5.Emory University -Goizueta Business School
please advice me as to are these universities within my reach or not. Also,do you advice that I retake the GMAT?
I’d consider the schools on your list all to bereasonable reaches, somewhat high ones. The reason is that you are in an over-represented demographic that has higher than average numbers, and your GMAT would likely be below average among Indian applicants to these programs even though it might be at or near the programs’ average. Also, it looks like your undergrad record is OK but not stellar, so it’s not a mitigating factor.
The clear strength is your current role, which is unusual and gives you an interesting vantage point. Make the most of this in your applications.
Regarding a GMAT retake, it depends. If you believe that with a reasonable effort you are pretty sure you can achieve a significantly higher score (720 or more), it would make sense to retake. I don’t think a smaller increase would make much of a difference.
Some safer (i.e., on-par) programs might be Kelley, Boston College's Carroll School, and Smith at University of Maryland. Potential safeties would be Weatherhead at Case Western and Mays at Texas A&M.
Re: 4.5 Years Non IT Work Ex- 690 GMAT [#permalink]
01 May 2014, 22:51
Not so clear with what you meant by 'Some safer (i.e., on-par)' b schools. I am targetting rank 15 to 25 b Schools ( B.Week rankings ). Am I reasonable in my approach or should I bring down the bar a little? What is your opinion.
I mean, I would consider the programs I mentioned to be on-par level (i.e., roughly 50-50 chance with a good application) programs for you -- not safeties exactly, but more likely admits than those you originally mentioned.
Not sure what you mean by "replace" -- but I think you should keep Cornell on the list if it's of significant interest to you. It would make sense to apply. I'd consider it a very reasonable reach, not quite at the on-par level.