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730/Australian Male/28 [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2013, 07:59
Hi all, am new to this forum (although technically I think I joined quite a while back!) and am starting to plan MBA applications.

I am curious to get input into my profile and whether you think I have good chances of admission.

I am looking to apply to start in Fall 2014. I am more interested in staying in Europe (am Australian but have lived in London for the last 5 years).

In a nutshell my profile is:
- 28 years old
- Bachelor of Commerce Degeree from Australian University (top 15% of my class)
- Exchanges in Canada & Netherlands
- Work Experience: 1.5 years Management Consulting & 3.5 years Manager in Insurance (all in the UK)
- GMAT 730 (did it back in 2009!)
- No standout extra curricular activities

The schools that I am most interested in are:
- Insead
- HEC
- IE
- IESE
- ESADE
- LBS

All comments and inputs are more than welcome!
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Re: 730/Australian Male/28 [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2013, 21:41
Hi,

You have good GMAT score and your shortlisted b-schools seem realistic. Just need to work hard on application essays and showcase leadership qualities, awards/achievements in or outside work place, maturity, ability to work with others, professionalism and other aptitudes during final interviews. You may try your chances in b-school(s) by clicking http://www.apphelp.co.in/Bschool-selection.htm

Let me know in case of further queries. You may PM your details for school selection & profile evaluation in length.

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marsenal wrote:
Hi all, am new to this forum (although technically I think I joined quite a while back!) and am starting to plan MBA applications.

I am curious to get input into my profile and whether you think I have good chances of admission.

I am looking to apply to start in Fall 2014. I am more interested in staying in Europe (am Australian but have lived in London for the last 5 years).

In a nutshell my profile is:
- 28 years old
- Bachelor of Commerce Degeree from Australian University (top 15% of my class)
- Exchanges in Canada & Netherlands
- Work Experience: 1.5 years Management Consulting & 3.5 years Manager in Insurance (all in the UK)
- GMAT 730 (did it back in 2009!)
- No standout extra curricular activities

The schools that I am most interested in are:
- Insead
- HEC
- IE
- IESE
- ESADE
- LBS

All comments and inputs are more than welcome!

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Re: 730/Australian Male/28 [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2013, 04:39
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[I made an edit - sorry, I missed something]

Hi there,

Overall, you're in contention - so congrats! A lot of it will come down to the type of work you did both in management consulting as well as within insurance. Most of the programs you've listed value international experiences. You have this covered from an academic perspective through your undergrad and professionally through your work in the UK. In all honesty, international work experience, while important, may not matter as much in your case as your impact professionally. You'll also need impact to augment the fact that you don't have any outstanding extracurriculars (I assume by saying you don't have any stand out ones you mean you have some, just none that are either unique/exciting or can play into your story). This isn't the end of the world but you will be going against applicants who will have these types of experiences.

One side note - you may also need to address why you left consulting after just a year and a half. The optional essay would be perfect for this. It raised my eyebrow and it'll raise a couple within the adcom.

Overall, you definitely have the profile to be competitive at the programs you've listed - you'll just have to make sure you put forward a compelling story that helps you differentiate yourself and ensures you highlight your diverse experiences.

If you have any questions - please don't hesitate to ask!

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Re: 730/Australian Male/28 [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2013, 05:33
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[I made an edit - sorry, I missed something]

Hi there,

Overall, you're in contention - so congrats! A lot of it will come down to the type of work you did both in management consulting as well as within insurance. Most of the programs you've listed value international experiences. You have this covered from an academic perspective through your undergrad and professionally through your work in the UK. In all honesty, international work experience, while important, may not matter as much in your case as your impact professionally. You'll also need impact to augment the fact that you don't have any outstanding extracurriculars (I assume by saying you don't have any stand out ones you mean you have some, just none that are either unique/exciting or can play into your story). This isn't the end of the world but you will be going against applicants who will have these types of experiences.

One side note - you may also need to address why you left consulting after just a year and a half. The optional essay would be perfect for this. It raised my eyebrow and it'll raise a couple within the adcom.

Overall, you definitely have the profile to be competitive at the programs you've listed - you'll just have to make sure you put forward a compelling story that helps you differentiate yourself and ensures you highlight your diverse experiences.

If you have any questions - please don't hesitate to ask!

Bhavik


Thanks very much Bhavik and Erina. From my point of view good to hear that it's certainly worth a shot.
I am aware that I need to be clear with regards to my reasons for pursuing the MBA and how this is in line with my career aspirations. At this though I am still formualting that to myself i.e. whether it will indeed increase my potential and help with opening up the doors that I want to be knocking at.
Thanks to both for your offers of further advice. I will indeed be in touch as I progress with my planning and thoughs!
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Re: 730/Australian Male/28 [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2013, 06:12
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Sounds great - introspection is definitely the right first step!

I look forward to chatting with you,

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