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Joined: 16 Sep 2011
Posts: 106
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy
GMAT 1: 660 Q44 V37
GPA: 3.28
WE: Military Officer (Military & Defense)
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Evaluate My Profile [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2012, 06:06
Hi,
i wrote gmat a few months back and got a score of 660(Q-45,V-37).First I would you like to get acquainted with my profile:
Qualification : Post graduate diploma in business administration (hr)- 66%
Bachelor of Commerce ( hons) 57 %
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Work Experience : More than 7 Years
Captain in Army ( Artillery) March 2009-till date
Lieutenant in Army ( Artillery) March 2007- March 2009
Senior Customer Care Executive ( bpo) 1 year
Customer Care Executive 6 months

Extra Curricular : Moderating a group meant to help the retired army officer in finding a
Job. Started this group 2 years back and has more than 540 members at present with most of the members contributing in a positive manner.
: Helping Battle Casualties and war widows.

Hobbies : Acting
: Listening music
: Playing Soccer, tennis, cricket.
Being in army i have participated in various operations and have always produced positive result. I
have led teams consisting of 150 men and have worked in a difficult terrain and varied situations. My biggest strengths are being positive, flexible ,adaptive to any situation and a helpful team member.
Please evaluate my profile for
IE
IESE
INSEAD
NUS
OXFORD SAID
CAMBRIDGE JUDGE
MIT SLOAN
HEC PARIS
IIM Ahemdabad/Bangalore/Kolkatta
ROTMAN
KELLY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
KENAN FLAGLER
Melbourne School of Business
AGSM
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I have applied to Isb in November and got interviewed in January but couldn't make it to the final. I haven't applied to any other school thereafter.
Shall i go ahead with this score and apply or give GMAT again and apply with a better score. Moreover what are the chances of getting a scholarship with the present score.
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Re: Evaluate My Profile [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2012, 22:32
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Why these list of schools? They seem a bit all over the place - like they were chosen at random. What are you looking to do after b-school?

No matter how strong or weak you may perceive your profile to be, it really helps to be more focused on a narrower range of schools (I can't narrow that down for you). The list should be based on personal preferences based on research: recruiting, geographic preference (where you ideally want to live post-MBA), school size (it affects the culture of the student body), and so forth. A scattershot approach can inadvertently convey a sense of desperation that seeps into the essays and interviews. It's a subtle and a subliminal thing.

I'm sure you know in a sea of Indian engineers/techies, you are certainly unique, and that is a big asset. The big obstacle for you then is focus - really doing more research into the b-schools (just going through this GMAT club forum alone will yield a crapload of info, in addition to "reading between the lines" when looking at the school's various websites). If you can hone in on 5-6 schools that you feel are a great fit for you and where you get a sense that you'd be competitive for, you will then put yourself in a good position to get in.
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Joined: 16 Sep 2011
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Location: India
Concentration: Strategy
GMAT 1: 660 Q44 V37
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WE: Military Officer (Military & Defense)
Followers: 9

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Re: Evaluate My Profile [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2012, 22:51
Hi Alex,
Thanks for your advice. However i have given this list of school as i want to know that do these schools fit my profile. I dont have a geographical prefrence as such but would want to apply to a school which takes ppl having a profile like mine and which can help me to land up at a good place once i graduate from there. Moreover ,do any of these schools can accept me with a gmat score of 660 and do i stand a chance to get scholarship ?
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Re: Evaluate My Profile [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2012, 09:17
gladiator999 wrote:
Hi Alex,
Thanks for your advice. However i have given this list of school as i want to know that do these schools fit my profile. I dont have a geographical prefrence as such but would want to apply to a school which takes ppl having a profile like mine and which can help me to land up at a good place once i graduate from there. Moreover ,do any of these schools can accept me with a gmat score of 660 and do i stand a chance to get scholarship ?


Scholarship? No. Your score would need to be closer to 760 for these kinds of schools, and you'll need exceptional applications.

In any case, if you have no real preferences for anything, then there's nothing I can tell you. It's like walking into a grocery store saying you're thirsty and hungry, but have no preference for anything.

This must be a cultural thing, but I tend to see this kind of mentality amongst some South Asian applicants where they seem to let circumstances dictate their decisions rather than their personal subjective opinions and wants. You need to figure out what you want, what you prefer -- otherwise it's not going to translate into a compelling application (because the tone of your essays and applications will just come across as "please take me" rather than putting together a narrative that is more focused on "here's what I want and why"). If you are unable to form opinions of your own about waht you want and why at this point with respect to the schools you'd like to apply to, it's going to be even harder to articulate a compelling narrative in the applications. And if you don't know, it means doing a lot more research - go through the schools' websites, look through the rankings publications, etc. I am not going to dictate to you what your opinions or preferences should be, because that is your responsibility.
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Re: Evaluate My Profile [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2012, 09:28
AlexMBAApply wrote:
gladiator999 wrote:
Hi Alex,
Thanks for your advice. However i have given this list of school as i want to know that do these schools fit my profile. I dont have a geographical prefrence as such but would want to apply to a school which takes ppl having a profile like mine and which can help me to land up at a good place once i graduate from there. Moreover ,do any of these schools can accept me with a gmat score of 660 and do i stand a chance to get scholarship ?


Scholarship? No. Your score would need to be closer to 760 for these kinds of schools, and you'll need exceptional applications.

In any case, if you have no real preferences for anything, then there's nothing I can tell you. It's like walking into a grocery store saying you're thirsty and hungry, but have no preference for anything.

This must be a cultural thing, but I tend to see this kind of mentality amongst some South Asian applicants where they seem to let circumstances dictate their decisions rather than their personal subjective opinions and wants. You need to figure out what you want, what you prefer -- otherwise it's not going to translate into a compelling application (because the tone of your essays and applications will just come across as "please take me" rather than putting together a narrative that is more focused on "here's what I want and why"). If you are unable to form opinions of your own about waht you want and why at this point with respect to the schools you'd like to apply to, it's going to be even harder to articulate a compelling narrative in the applications. And if you don't know, it means doing a lot more research - go through the schools' websites, look through the rankings publications, etc. I am not going to dictate to you what your opinions or preferences should be, because that is your responsibility.


Ok i got what you mean to say.
But first of all i am going to give gmat again and get a score above 720. I will also do a lot of research and will find a school where i want to go .
Thanks for the advice Man.
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