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I took my GMAT on Friday
I am from Chile, and took it in Chile (which sucks)
I thought I was going to get 600-650, so I was pleasantly surprised
The last few math questions were real easy, and that scared me
I think I could have done better if I would have studied more and/or taken a prep course, but I will stick with this score for now
I know I may be a bit optimistic, but I will be applying to U.Penn, Duke, Cornell, UCLA, Ohio St, and Purdue.
I have a BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue, with a minor in Business Management, and 2 years of work experience so far
All of those schools will accept you with that score. You have a unique background coming from Chile, but the question is your work and EC experiences. You only have 2 years of WE and that is not a lot to balance out a 680. Do you have any unique EC experiences that show leadership and strong involvement? If you can put together that well-rounded app, your 680 will not raise any questions about whether you can handle the workload at these top schools. A 680 does not make you a shoe-in nor will it give any astounding scholarship $$$ at a top school, but is within that middle 80% so they will be comfortable with your ability to keep up with the other students.
Well I do lack some WE, but I think my letters of recommendation will help with that, as will my resume.
I have worked for two companies, and was promoted in each one within months. Also, right now I work for Coca-Cola (2nd company), and I hope that the company name (reputation) will carry some weight.
I know MBA programs are looking for strong leadership individuals, so it is something I will definetely keep in mind.
How accomodating are universities in terms of interviews? I know some universities have ex-alumni in different countries and you interview with them. However, what if you are not in their city or vicinity? Can one do it over the phone?
Check out this awesome article about Anderson on Poets Quants, http://poetsandquants.com/2015/01/02/uclas-anderson-school-morphs-into-a-friendly-tech-hub/ . Anderson is a great place! Sorry for the lack of updates recently. I...