I need an evaluation of my case:
32 year old Indian female
GMAT SCORE- 720 (Q49, V-40) but was my 4th attempt (previous scores were below 600)
1) Bachelor of Commerce,
2) Chartered Accountant(a very tough examination to pass),
3) Cost and works accountant(India)(another tough exam)
We dont have a GPA system in India- but have been a good student throughout
3) CPA (USA)
Have stood 20th at an all India level during my final level at the cost and works accountants exam
7+ years solid work experience in India,out of which 1 1/2 year work exp in an Audit firm in a big sized Accounting firm in India. 6 years in one of the Big banks in India with 4 years as trader in the Investment Banking division. Was heading the desk
Currently in US - permanent Resident
Was a cadet in the Road Side Patrol during my High School.
Active member of the English Literary circle during undergraduate days
Started and remained an active contributor to the Investment Banking newsletter during my Banking career
Other interests: swimming, tennis, gardening
Should be able to get some good recommendations from my previous employers.
A career in Investment Banking
Schools that I am targetting: Fall 2006
2. Chicago GSB
I would like your comments on the following questions:
1) Is my choice of schools realistic. Can you advise me on some specific schools in which I stand a good chance?
2) Would my multiple GMAT attempts ruin my chances of getting into a top 10 B-school ?
3) I have heard that Harvard and Stanford look for younger students. Should I apply to them considering my age?
4) I am currently unemployed- will it decrease my chances ? - I do not have any US work experience.
5) I am planning to apply to 4-5 universities in the first round and then apply to a couple more in the second round so that I get time to concentrate on each application
Any comments are welcome,
Thanks and regards