Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 30 Sep 2014, 01:47

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Need Advice

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 01 Jul 2013
Posts: 11
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 2

Need Advice [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2013, 01:37
Hello,

I would be happy to hear advice about what should I do as a next steps.

I'm 22 year old male from Georgia (not US), finished my bachelor degree in finance in June 2012.
GPA 3.1/4.0 I know it looks really bad, but the average GPA in my university was really low. With 3.1 I'm in top 10% of my class.

GMAT: did it week ago. got 700 (50/35).

Work: working since 2011. Did internship in real estate company and retailer company, then worked in both of them for one year as a financial analyst.
Currently working in one of the largest company of my country (oil and gas corporation) as a quality control manager in construction department and evaluating future projects in strategic planning department.

I want to do MBA or even master program preferably in finance or related fields in US and I have several questions:

1. Should I retake GMAT? I have feeling that I can get around 720-740 if practice actively couple of weeks. But is it worth?

2. Which schools and programs would you recommend me to apply to.

3.What can I do currently to make my profile better and make it possible to apply to higher ranked schools.

Thank you in advance.
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesManhattan GMAT Discount Codes
Expert Post
Admissionado
User avatar
Joined: 30 Nov 2009
Posts: 3241
Location: Chicago, IL
Schools: Brown University, Harvard Business School
Followers: 44

Kudos [?]: 538 [0], given: 29

Re: Need Advice [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2013, 23:07
Expert's post
pxovela2 wrote:

1. Should I retake GMAT? I have feeling that I can get around 720-740 if practice actively couple of weeks. But is it worth?

2. Which schools and programs would you recommend me to apply to.

3.What can I do currently to make my profile better and make it possible to apply to higher ranked schools.

Thank you in advance.



Hey there dude, let's jump straight into your questions:

1. Depends when you are applying. If you are applying R1 this year, it would be silly. Buuuuut if you are applying next year or later (see answer to Q3) and you are pretty sure you can do better, why the heck not?

2. The best programs you can get into + the best energy programs (Haas, Austin, Rice, maybe some regional program near North Dakota, because of the fracking boom)

3. Aha! So many things. But still there are so many things I don't know about you! Here are some of the main things you can do:
a) You can wait another year. Two years experience is a bit on the low side, and from what I've seen dude, when you apply with little experience, you want to be one of the best.
b) get more leadership (at work or anywhere)
c) get promoted
d) add more volunteer work community service to your profile

That should get you started! If you have any follow up questions, then go ahead. I'm looking forward my friend,
_________________

Jon Frank
Founder, Admissionado

Admissionado.com

If you like the post, give it a KUDOS!

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Need Advice vivek123 2 22 Apr 2005, 02:52
Advice needed gmat2me2 1 22 Feb 2005, 09:50
Experts publish their posts in the topic need advice tel93 10 20 Dec 2004, 10:12
Experts publish their posts in the topic Need advice 710GMAT 1 06 Oct 2004, 09:52
need advice nagvendra 4 04 Oct 2004, 23:06
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Need Advice

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: JonAdmissionado



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.