Hey there my friend,
You seem to have a really great career going for you - probably the single most impressive thing (both for future employers, and for the schools) is how much responsibility you have and how fast you have moved. That plus a fantastic GPA is gonna be great for you....
buuuuuuuuuuut (you knew it was coming).. I want to open up a discussion with you about the advantages and disadvantages of applying this year with this GMAT score... the thing is you have a great profile, but not a shoe-in profile... with a 690, you are gonna struggle to get into Top 10 programs, whereas if you had a 720 ( a measly 30 points) it would be a different story.
I'm not saying you CAN'T get in this year... you have some interesting stuff (not LEAST of which is this MTV thing)... but if you are gonna do this once only wouldn't you rather give it your BEST shot????
Of course whether you should wait or not depends on:
- How much higher you think you can get
- How long it would take you
- What you would do in the meantime
- Other professional considerations that I do not yet know about
- Same for personal considerations...
Basically if you KNOW you can get those extra 30 points and you are happy in your job, and no personal thing pushes you to apply now, then I'd say retake and apply with your 720. If you have good reasons... then yeah... you could still get into great schools... you are just making it a bit harder for them.
What are your thoughts, dude?
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