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Linda, Please Help ! [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2006, 15:49
Hi Linda,
Just finished my GMAT Yesterday, Got 770 ( V 46, Q 49 ).
I am B.E. ( Comp Engg ) from Top India University ( Topper in College )

5 Years Experience in IBM, Last 3 1/2 Years in US.

I am planning to apply for HBS, Wharton, Stanford, Kellogg, MIT Sloan.

1. Hows my profile for these Schools ?
2. Should I add / remove some schools ?
3. Do I need a TOEFL Score ? I have been in US for last 3 and half years, will that suffice for TOEFL ?
4. What is the best place to get information about the different things in Application Process such as How many rounds, requirements, essays , recommendations etc ?

Thanks a lot in advance.
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Re: Linda, Please Help ! [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2006, 12:17
suraj_sharma wrote:
Hi Linda,
Just finished my GMAT Yesterday, Got 770 ( V 46, Q 49 ).
I am B.E. ( Comp Engg ) from Top India University ( Topper in College )

5 Years Experience in IBM, Last 3 1/2 Years in US.

I am planning to apply for HBS, Wharton, Stanford, Kellogg, MIT Sloan.

1. Hows my profile for these Schools ?
2. Should I add / remove some schools ?
3. Do I need a TOEFL Score ? I have been in US for last 3 and half years, will that suffice for TOEFL ?
4. What is the best place to get information about the different things in Application Process such as How many rounds, requirements, essays , recommendations etc ?

Thanks a lot in advance.
Regs
Suraj


Suraj,

I'm answering for Linda. Congratulations on your outstanding GMAT score. To your questions:

1. & 2. Your GMAT certainly makes you competitive, numbers wise, for the 5 schools you mentioned. As you know, you are in a highly competitive demographic, however, so a great many other criteria come into play, such as extracurriculars, leadership, distinctive personal experiences, etc. Also, your post-MBA goals are critical to the school selection process. Given what you've told me, I can only tell you that it's usually wise to add some 'safety' schools to the mix (which ones would depend on your goals etc.).

3. TOEFL scores are usually waived only if your received your degree(s) from a school where English is the language of instruction. I assume that is the case for you.

4. As for information sources, each school's website (when you know your schools) is the best place to get school-specific requirements. I also recommend that you visit Accepted.com's MBA pages. An excellent guide to the entire application process is Richard Montauk's "How to Get into the Top MBA Programs" and I immodestly believe my book "Great Application Essays for Business School" is the best resource for essays and letters of rec.

Good luck!
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Thanks. [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2006, 17:24
Thanks Paul, I am gonna buy your book straight away.

And one request , are there any other books, which you consider best in market ? I am planning to buy 4 - 5 books. pls help.

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Re: Thanks. [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2006, 11:28
suraj_sharma wrote:
Thanks Paul, I am gonna buy your book straight away.

And one request , are there any other books, which you consider best in market ? I am planning to buy 4 - 5 books. pls help.

Thanks
Suraj


Suraj,

Great! I can definitely recommend Linda Abraham's ebooks, especially "Best Practices for 2005 MBA Admissions" and "Submit a Stellar Application: 42 Terrific Tips to Help You Get Accepted." I also recommend a book called "ABCs of Getting the MBA Admissions Edge" by Mendonca & Symonds. This has a lot of school-specific content.

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