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Help me out please [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 22:45
Hi all,
My name is Samidh. and i need your suggestions and help very badly. i know u mite b gettin hundred such posts everyday but i can promise that my plea for help is a 100% genuine.
I am preparing for GMAT. i have a target of appearing around november this year. folks the problem is the only professional experience that i have is in wipro technologies, where im working from april this year. hence i will not b applying in any of the top b schools coz i know my chances of making it is minimal to say the least.
Guys, i have decided that i will apply to the TERRY COLLEGE of BUSINESS. The reason behind this are:
1) since the avg scores of students there is around 635, my guess is that if i can score around 700 ill b able to catch their attention despite having no professional experience.
2) they give scholarships to select students, without which i simply dont have the means to go and studey in the US.
and 3) my girlfriend is in georgia doing her PhD and i would like to be with her in this important phase of my life.


Guys, from the rumours i have heard i think it is very difficult to get into any college in US with scholarships and without having any experience. so i would like you to tell me if i have any realistic chance of making it to terry. let me tell you im a student odf average abilities, and last year i scored 89+ percentile in CAT. i also need to know that even if i am taken, will i get scholarships with which i can carry on my studies in Georgia. And lastly, how is the placement record in terry wrt percentage of students gettin placed from each batch.
i really need you to help me out friends. Thanking you in advance...

P.S.: my academic profile is :

class x : 89.2%
class xii : 83 %
GPA : 7.87 on a 10 point scale
Extra -curriculars achievements are minimal
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Re: Help me out please [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2010, 13:32
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Low work experience doesn't rule out par se. Right now focus on your GMAT, get a good score and worry about the rest later.
State schools are not that great in giving scholarships, it comes down to how well you do on the GMAT. You can try getting teaching assistantship - once you have a "good" GMAT score. Additionally, you can contact all the sub departments within the business school after you have your numbers to find out which profs are looking for TAs. Don't sell yourself short by thinking yourself as average, performance on the GMAT and study hours spent for preparation have very strong correlation.
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Re: Help me out please [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 20:34
mirfan2 wrote:
Low work experience doesn't rule out par se. Right now focus on your GMAT, get a good score and worry about the rest later.
State schools are not that great in giving scholarships, it comes down to how well you do on the GMAT. You can try getting teaching assistantship - once you have a "good" GMAT score. Additionally, you can contact all the sub departments within the business school after you have your numbers to find out which profs are looking for TAs. Don't sell yourself short by thinking yourself as average, performance on the GMAT and study hours spent for preparation have very strong correlation.




Thanks for the advice mirfan2. i really appreciate it. i just wanted to ask u one more thing...
suppose i am interested in a B school whose classes consist of students with an avg score of 670, then wat should my score be to catch their attention? 700+ definitely, but i would be interested to know ur view on this.
Thanks!
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Re: Help me out please [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 21:54
The usefulness of the average GMAT while applying to any business school is questionable, to say the least. Additionaly, averages are skewed by impact of outliers on the distribution. For example, if the middle 80 % range for your selected school is between 580 and 720, but the AVERAGE is 650. What should be an eye catching score given this distribution ?
In order to be in the top quartile of this distribution (580 -720, as middle 80% range) you'll need score around 720 to be competitive for scholarships and assistantships. Short answer : Look to score way above average, around the upper boundary of the middle 80% distribution to be considered really hot.

Hope this helps
Have fun with the GMAT and good luck !
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