Hi Diddy . First of all Many Congratulations on your Admit..!!
I also have the same score 700(Q49,V35) and I am planning to apply to a few schools. Can you please elaborate on the extra curricular you had.
Also, can you let me know how you prepared for your essays. Any suggestions would help me a lot in preparing the essays.
My Profile -
Nationality - Indian
UG - NIT (One of the top ranking Institutes)
GPA - 3.2
Work ex - 5 Yrs - IT Industry
Extra - Won medals/certificates in Intercollegiate fests, certificates from swimming comp, Associated with an NGO that helps under privileged kids, Certificates/Awards from current as well as previous employers, Certificate of merit from current employer for Innovation/ Bright Idea implementation.
Any guidance would surely be helpful. Thanks
I can say what worked for me; Also, remember I applied only to European MBA programs.
I think most of the schools wont worry too much about your GMAT(..atleast in Europe); Anything>= 700, GMAT is out of the way. looking at your profile, Essays will play very big role as you would need to differentiate yourself from a rather big pool of "Indian/IT". AFter going through the process, I am convinced that Nationality does matter. Explain why you are doing NGO work and what you have leaned. I myself dont have much of extra-carricular work; I do have strong career progression, salary hikes and university record.
I invested around 50 Hrs for my first essays to make it really compelling, emotional and story-lined. Tell a story that will stick! Make sure you explain why every step in you life till now was deliberate (..be creative
). A lot may also depend on how much international experience you have...
Best of luck!