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GMAT : 710 (48, 38)

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GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V38
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GMAT : 710 (48, 38) [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2012, 10:20
Start of course : September 2013

GMAT : 710 (48, 38)

Graduate : BE in Information Science From PESIT, Visveswaraya Technology University.
Graduate Score : 76%

Work Experience : 4 years

* Working as a Project Manager in an IT major mentoring 8 direct-reports and handling Recruitment, Performance Appraisals and Budget proposals. (Grew team from 2 members (including me) to 12 members in less than 2 years)


* Simultaneously gained Business work experience & knowledge in Export/Import; E-Scrap; Mining; Taxation matters; Corporate law

Community Service

* Co-founder of the school alumni fund which caters to financially-weak and meritorious students

Extra Curricular

* Traveled and set foot in 16 different countries ranging in 3 continents for both business and pleasure

Post MBA Goal :

* Long-term : Want to start an international business of Electronic Scrap recycling
* Short-term : Be an Operations consultant and gain knowledge/experience which will help me in my long-term goal

My Questions :

* I want to apply to only US schools. What should be my target schools? What are Realistic, Safe and Sure schools for me?
* What are my chances of getting into these start up schools?
* How are the prospects of Scholarships?
* Should I retake my GMAT (target >740) to get into the Top 10 schools?
* What is the scope / future prospects of Operations consulting?
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Concentration: Finance, Healthcare
GMAT 1: 680 Q41 V41
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Re: GMAT : 710 (48, 38) [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2012, 16:03
Your GMAT is fine but you are hampered by the stereotypical IT background. I would suggest as a reach MIT-Sloan as it has a great operations program and The University of Michigan Ross, for 50-50s I would say Carnegie-Mellon Tepper and IU Kelley, for a safety Penn State Smeal and maybe Ohio State Fischer.
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Re: GMAT : 710 (48, 38) [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2012, 03:23
Hi,

One dilemma I am in is regarding the Letter of Recommendation :
Apart from the LOR from my immediate manager in the company that I work for (full time), I can get a Letter of Recommendation from a senior manager (2nd to CEO) of the only Copper mining company in India. I have interacted a lot with him over past 4 years for my family business and he will surely have a word or two of praise for me. :)
Would it be okay to take a LOR from him ?
(One from my manager and one from him)
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Re: GMAT : 710 (48, 38) [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2012, 06:47
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Hi,

One dilemma I am in is regarding the Letter of Recommendation :
Apart from the LOR from my immediate manager in the company that I work for (full time), I can get a Letter of Recommendation from a senior manager (2nd to CEO) of the only Copper mining company in India. I have interacted a lot with him over past 4 years for my family business and he will surely have a word or two of praise for me. :)
Would it be okay to take a LOR from him ?
(One from my manager and one from him)


I think your 2nd recommendation sounds like a good choice, since you already have your immediate manager (if you didn't, I would think differently.) He will give a different perspective than your immediate manager.

I think people forget that you want to use your recommenders as a strategy as well. You don't want both of your recommenders to say the exact same thing--candidate is great, hard working, etc. You want them to give different examples, different stories, different perspectives of your strengths and weaknesses.
Re: GMAT : 710 (48, 38)   [#permalink] 28 Sep 2012, 06:47
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