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Joined: 09 May 2013
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Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Finance
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Just took my GMAT. Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2013, 22:01
Hi,
I just took GMAT 660 (Q50, V31).
My background : 3 years Software development work experience in Cisco R&D India.
Undergrad: National Institute of Technology Surathkal (Top 10 Tech schools in India)
CG: 7.6/10 (don't know how to convert into 4.0, think conversion is around 3.2-3.4 not sure)

Started my own venture in college and ran it for a year. A Small Internet collaborative magazine
Interned at a Internet startup in managerial and marketing roles for 2 years(worked part time) during college (does it count?)

Extra curricular:
In charge of CSR activities in our company.Speaking to NGOs and making all employees to participate in the activities.
I maintain a Stock picks on fundamental analysis in a website.

What top schools I can apply with this score. Is it possible to get universities like UVa, cornell, kellog or atleast NUS or 2 tier like Kelly or Mays ?
I don't think I will be able to take GMAT again.I will be busy with work next two months

Please evaluate my profile and make suggestions.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Just took my GMAT. Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2013, 04:25
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You have what I would classify as "minimal requirements" for your target schools, but standing out may be a challenge. You're coming in on the minimum in both work experience and GMAT and will be below the average in both categories compared to your applicant pool. You need to be thinking about how to position yourself to be memorable to the adcoms. The best way to do this is to tell your personal story. the more personal the story the less likely it will sound like the next guy. Certainly your UG institution as a top 10 will help you stand out but this is not as powerful as it is for US applicants. In other words, the adcoms will give you a nod for having gone to a good school, but this will only get you so far. Did you have success with the startups? Quantifying this success will help substantiate your candidacy since many folks have started companies, but few have actually succeeded. I think your strategy to pick a few reach schools and a few more which are out of the limelight will help boost your results. Of course re-taking the GMAT to achieve a higher verbal score would help. Schools will not like to hear that you did not have time to take it more than once. This might communicate to them that you are not managing your time well--a death knell for b-school.
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Joined: 09 May 2013
Posts: 10
Location: United States
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Finance
Schools: Mays '16
GMAT 1: 660 Q50 V30
GPA: 3.3
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 4

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Re: Just took my GMAT. Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2013, 04:53
Hi Bryant, Thanks for your advice. The problem I thought in retaking GMAT, is I took gmat 2 years ago in college for a MSc program, but got only 640.So after that took it again last week. Got 660 (Not much change, but quant increased and verbal decreased from that time) . I am sure I can hit 720 in next time if I study verbal well. But it will be my third time, Is that fine? I thought taking it more than twice gives a bad impression.
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Re: Just took my GMAT. Please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2013, 06:01
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No actually three times is an acceptable number especially if one of those was several years ago. Taking it again after a big gap is akin to only taking it once. You can definitely sit again without negative consequence--quite the opposite if you pull off a 720.--well worth it to take again.
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