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GMAT:760 - Meditations on a precocious MBA

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GMAT:760 - Meditations on a precocious MBA [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2012, 14:44
I know that it is kind of early for me to supplicate for a profile evaluation considering that I have yet to earn my BA but I would like to know where I stand. Accordingly, I will keep it short. Thanks in advance for any feedback.

Nationality:Turkish
Age:22
Gender:Male

Undergrad:Economics/Top university in Turkey
GPA:~3.30
GMAT:760 (Q:51/V:41)

Virtually no leadership experience.
Little bit of volunteer work.
Basically, extracurricular activities are not my strong suit.

I am considering to apply at fall of 2012 and by that time I will have 6 months of work experience. The reason why I am so impatient is that I will probably be underemployed and/or in a job that is inconsistent with my career goals.

Post MBA goal: Management consulting, preferably in US but Canada or Australia would do as well. Other than that, location does not matter.

Given my background, where could I expect to be accepted?
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Re: GMAT:760 - Meditations on a precocious MBA [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2012, 05:51
Killer GMAT, congratulations!

You could theoretically be admitted anywhere with that GMAT, but what you'll find out relatively quickly is that GMAT doesn't matter as much as it might seem. Having just 6 months of work experience is going to create one serious uphill battle for MBA admissions. Even if you get in somewhere, like Tepper for example which does its share of recruiting undergrads and super young professionals, the management consulting firms will bring you in at a title and salary lower than a candidate with 4-5 years of work experience -- so just know to research that part of it.

From an admissions perspective, there really is no job that is too far removed from a career goal of management consulting. You can make that jump from just about any pre-MBA job.

I said in another review, and will continue to say, that it's maybe not the best educational experience to pursue a MBA without a few years of post-grad. You'll want a frame of reference to use when you're learning, and 6 months will not probably provide a strong one.

With your current status, a 3.3 in economics with a 760 GMAT, have you tried landing a consulting position now as an analyst?
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Re: GMAT:760 - Meditations on a precocious MBA [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2012, 08:30
Thanks for the feedback.

I have tried and got an interview but rejected after that. The problem is that management consulting is rather limited here, for example no office of Bain and the ones with offices are rather small. I guess "underemployed" is a bit of exaggeration, but I thought an irrelevant job would be quite a problem. So it is relieving to hear that "there really is no job that is too far removed from a career goal of management consulting".
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