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Please consider my profile (GMAT 650, 26 years old)

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Joined: 29 Jan 2013
Posts: 5
Location: Russian Federation
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 650 Q48 V32
GMAT 2: 700 Q48 V38
GPA: 3.64
WE: Corporate Finance (Consulting)
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Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Please consider my profile (GMAT 650, 26 years old) [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2013, 05:27
Hello,

Could you please evaluate my profile? The main information is given below:

0) Current Location St. Petersburg, Russia. Age 26 years old. Plan to enter full-time MBA in USA in 2014.


1) Work experience
2007-2010: Audit consultant in big 4 company PricewaterhouseCoopers in St. Petersburg, Russia. Performed IFRS, US GAAP and local GAAP audits of companies producing consumer / industrial products

2010-2012: Leading consultant in the field of Financial Due Diligence and Mergers and Acquisitions in large international audit and consulting firm BDO, Moscow, Russia. Got 1 level promotion (to the position of Assistant Manager). Led M&A consultancy projects (up to 4 people in teamfor large Russian and international firms.

2012-present time: Financial Reporting Manager (provide US GAAP and management reportingh, execute internal controls) in large Commercial Real Estate Company owned by well known international Investment Fund.

In total > 6 years of work experience

2) Your GMAT
Q48 (78%), V32 (64%), AW 5.0, IR 3, total 650. Had only one attempt, plan to retake in 1-2 months (also if possible please advise if retaking is worthwile).

3) College info:

Graduated from St. Petersburg State University, Economic Faculty, Chair of World Economy in 2007. Average GPA 3.37

4) extra-curricular activities
Have actively participated in the life of Armenian Community in St. Petersburg (studied in school, played in spectacles, participated in meetings/protests)
Have sports degree (master candidate) in freestyle wrestling
Have degree in musics (drums)

5) Important certifications like CFA, CPA, FSA, or CA.
Have ACCA membership (association of chartered certified accountants, main focus is IFRS). It is European analogue to CPA.

6) Your target programs.

Full-time MBA in Stanford, Berkley, Duke, Kenan-Flegler (with descending priority).


7) Your post-MBA goal.

Boost career in strategy consulting and general management in cross-border international company; Bring international awareness and investments to my country of origin Armenia.
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Re: Please consider my profile (GMAT 650, 26 years old) [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2013, 15:03
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Your profile is strong. Perhaps not strong enough for Stanford, but it's good you have a nice spread of target schools, with a reach and a "safety" school perhaps in Keenan Flagler. Being Armenian is an advantage, but not the advantage that it used to be five or ten years ago, since 39% or more of applicants claim some kind of ethnic or cultural diversity. The key is telling a compelling story which weaves your big 4 experience into a solidly cast vision for your future. Employability is critical these days, so make sure you can articulate your confidence in getting a job back in Armenia or in the states (is HB1 visa an issue?) Regardless, if you could get your GMAT score up a bit you would be more competitive at Stanford and Duke. Good luck!
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Joined: 29 Jan 2013
Posts: 5
Location: Russian Federation
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 650 Q48 V32
GMAT 2: 700 Q48 V38
GPA: 3.64
WE: Corporate Finance (Consulting)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Re: Please consider my profile (GMAT 650, 26 years old) [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2013, 23:05
Dear Bryant,

Thanks a lot! Very helpful advice! I will try to increase my GMAT score.
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