1) Brief description of your full-time work experience
-4 years at a small database marketing consulting firm. Assigned exclusively to a $5B national furniture retail client account. Promoted from analyst, to account manager to analytics manager leading an offshore team in India. designed and facilitated all direct marketing activities for our furniture client. I received a solid recommendation from the CEO of my company.
-7 months at the leading market research firm doing pricing and advertising analysis for big name CPG company.
2) Your GMAT.
-Reeling from a poor performance on the test not more than 1 hour ago. 35 Quant/ 34 Verbal = 570
3) College info: The name of the college, your GPA or grade average, your major, year of graduation. For any graduate degrees, please provide the same info. If you grades are low, please indicate if there were extenuating circumstances.
-BA sociology with concentration in research and analysis (including 3 semester of stats) from University of Wisconsin Madison GPA=3.74
-Sophomore year abroad at Korea University in Seoul South Korea. Extended my stay abroad by two years to live and work in Korea.
4) Significant college and post-college extra-curricular activities or community service, especially leadership experience.
-2 years on board of directors for an NGO in Seoul South Korea
-ESL teacher south Korea
-Founded English editing company in Korea catering to university students
-Big brothers volunteer
-International working experience as team lead in India (two-2 month trips)
5) Important certifications like CFA, CPA, FSA, or CA.
6) Your target programs.
-3rd round at University of Wisconsin Madison AC Nielsen Center for Market Research. My application is a bit rushed because my in-laws are in poor health so I'm trying to expedite my MBA to prepare for move abroad. I'm targeting only one school because of my late start.
7) Your post-MBA goal.
-client-side or consulting CPG market research-P&G, Kraft, SC Johnson in Korea
Any input would be much appreciated. Thanks for your time.
If your application was good, then they'll probably wait list you to wait for a better GMAT score. Cram, pay for a good course, and deliver it to them.
I don't see how they can accept you without boosting the score (okay, they could, but I strongly doubt they will).
Jennifer Bloom, CPRW
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