The most important thing is to learn from the experience. of course , lets not kid ourselves, it hurts not to have the score you want. But the good thing is you get it to take it again
First , its great that you are starting so early. you have all the time in the world to plan your MBA. Building on your work experience will be a great complement to your applications. Also involve yourself in your community which also will help to a great extent.
As to your gmat, everyone here has been very nice to offer you support.
Your first step before you retake your GMAT is to find out what you did right and what you didnt.
I dont know what your verbal score is, i assume its in the low 30's.
This suggests that one or more of the following things might have happened/
1. You got easy questions wrong. Remember getting hard questions wrong does not affect your score as much as getting easy questions wrong. Getting easy questions wrong meant that you were presented with easier questions and getting those right dont count too much towards your score.
2. You got consecutive questions wrong.
this is a strong possibility. getting consecutive questions wrong hurts your score a lot.
now, the above 2 points are not rocket science , but are very very important.
Plan your prep in phases
Your phase one should be - Minimizing your errors and learning from them. Never make a mistake twice. "NEVER" sounds very strong, but its an ideal that you should try to achieve. Do you what you need to do to achive this goal. this is probably the most toughest part. you have to be proactive and use the info in your error log
to improve day by day.
Your phase 2 should be - Building on concepts. Sure ,you must have already learnt a lot about different concepts, but this is the phase that you want to be really really sure about concepts like probability , counting methods etc.
Your phase 3 should be - Test prep strategy. read the following before you take any practise test.
a. Read the problem very carefully. Concentrate harder
on the easy problems.
b. Dont be a hero. Harder problems cost you less and
easy problems cost you more. Dont make the mistake of
spending TOO MUCH time on the first 15. if you cant
solve a problem, get as close as possible to the
answer and pick the best answer choice.
c. Do not judge your performance. Stay neutral as much
as possible. One question at a time.
d. Dont panic even if you see the most wierdest
problem ever. If you cant solve it, the chances are
that only few people will.
After your practise test, read the above four points again. ask yourself whether you followed all of the above points? if no, work on it. if yes, great , but keep working at it.
Remember, you have to get to the HARD problems to get a good score. Phase 1 will get you there. Phase 2 will help you - to a certain extent- in dealing with those crazy questions. Phase 3 will help you deal with test prep strategy.
Finally, no matter how hard you have prepped, remember that the test is blind to your preparation. Prepping ,strategizing and everything is ok. Execution is critical. One question at a time. Dont think of 700 or 750, think one question at a time.
Hope this helps