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MBA Hopeful - Feedback please? [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2011, 10:37
Hi Stacy - Request your evaluation of my profile below:

I am aiming for the following schools whose programs inculcate strong Entrepreneurial Values and have shorter program options:
1) INSEAD
2) Stanford GSB - Full Time
3) Columbia
4) Haas School of Business
5) Harvard University
6) Darden

Age : 31
GMAT Score: 630 (Q 46 V31 AWA 5.5) Retaking GMAT in a month

Born in Montreal but finished High School in Delhi, India and then studied in Canada. As for professional life, worked in Canada & USA before moving back to Delhi, India primarily to kick start an Entrepreneurial Venture and lead the Sales Team in the Family Business.

High School
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Delhi, India
Major: Concentrated in Science with Economics
Grade: Scored more than 85%

Undergrad
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Name: Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Degree: B. Eng (Systems Engineering)
Grade: High Distinction, Deans List and GPA:10.6/12 (Canadian System)

Work Experience: Total 9+ years of experience

Canada & USA
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After Undergrad, worked as Project Manager (Engineer & Technical) for companies developing Mobile devices for 6 years - 3 years in Canada & 3 in USA with a couple of promotions

India
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Family Business - Tacker Technologies, Technology Service Provider
4 years working in the Family Business as the Director, Sales of Technology Solutions

Entrepreneurial Venture - Donut Factory, Food Industry (Retail)
Created my own small snack food brand - Donut Factory - with 4 outlets at the maximum across Delhi but scaled down the venture due to more load in the family business


Extra Curricular Activities:
- President of Alumni Chapter in Delhi, Carleton University
- Co-Founder of India - Canada Alumni Network in the presence of the Canadian Ambassador to India
- Technical Editor for an Technology magazine in India, AV Beats
- Invited Member of Infocomm International (International Organization serving the Audio Visual Technology Community ) due to Volunteer activities for promoting the organization and serving the members in India
- Lots of Community service - Volunteering in Blind Schools and at the local houses of worships

I'm thinking alot about a)whether I need to retake the GMAT and b) how to strengthen my profile to fit the schools of my choice.

Your input is be really appreciated. Thanks much.

- Amit
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Re: MBA Hopeful - Feedback please? [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2011, 14:13
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Hi Amit,

I strongly recommend you take the GMAT test. The reason is because, let's consider Chicago Booth for example, which has a similar GMAT score to the programs you are looking at. The average GMAT score there is 720, with an 80% score range of 660-760. This means that if you applied, your score would be in the bottom 10th percentile. This doesn't mean that you would not be accepted, but it is not a preferable position to be in.

Admissions teams will focus on your highest score, so I highly recommend considering re-taking the test.

Hope this was of help.

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Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team
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